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Old 08-11-2011, 10:36 PM   #1
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New Weaning advice

read an interesting article in Today's parent which stated:

Forget the old rules about serving vegetables before fruit. There’s no scientific evidence that a baby who tastes bananas before broccoli is doomed to develop a sweet tooth. Offer a wide variety of flavours, textures and colours, and see what baby likes best.

It also suggested adding spices and another article said don't bother with 1 food for 3 days, mix it up from the outset. Keeping it the same food is boring and won't have any effect on allergies.

So much advice, where to start?

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Old 08-11-2011, 10:47 PM   #2
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I think the allergy reason that docs say wait 3 days between NEW food for is just so you can more easily figure out what food caused any problems that you may see. Otherwise, if the baby shows some type of reaction or sensitivity, you'd have to keep them away from everything new you gave them in the prior few days. It doesn't have anything to do preventing allergies from developing as far as I know.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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[QUOTE="Leleuvia"] read an interesting article in Today's parent which stated:

Forget the old rules about serving vegetables before fruit. There’s no scientific evidence that a baby who tastes bananas before broccoli is doomed to develop a sweet tooth. Offer a wide variety of flavours, textures and colours, and see what baby likes best.

It also suggested adding spices ..."

I've read this in a few things. Babies already have a sweet tooth, BM is sweet! Also, I've heard some babies actually like spicy I would say just be careful and also add them like any other new food - spaced, just in case they don't like it or have a reaction. Have fun with it
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Sorry, I messed up above and it showed the whole thing as quoted!
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:34 PM   #5
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Re: New Weaning advice

We did baby led solids. Never made my son anything special for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I would just give him what we were eating. He LOVES flavor! If I try to give him something bland he won't eat it! He will eat salsa with a spoon! Lol. We have no allergies on either side of our families.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:33 AM   #6
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Re: New Weaning advice

Yeah, we did BLW too, and didn't bother with spacing out new foods. From what I understand, that advice is a throwback from when solids were started much earlier - and babies tummies weren't as ready - there was a much larger chance of sensitivities.

Alayna has eaten things seasoned as we do (minus the salt) since six months, and loves spicy things - she has eaten jalapenos!
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