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Old 08-09-2012, 11:59 AM   #11
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Re: I don't want baby's first food to be cereal, suggestions please :)

I HIGHLY recommend looking into the BLW route. We introduced sweet potato, avocado and bananas in the beginning. Stuck by the mantra - everything under one is just for fun and it took off. My LO is 1 and eats the same food we do. Last night she has coconut chicken curry. At first you may feel like they *should* be eating more, but just be patient. It really is amazing once it gets going. Saves you TONS of time with no purees or from being a short order cook to appease a toddler!

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Re: I don't want baby's first food to be cereal, suggestions please :)

If you have been feeding only bm, don't worry about starting with fruit - bm is already very sweet! We started with banana and avocado.
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We started with sweet potatoes. Never did do cereals.
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We started at 4 months, we did cereal for a week but quickly moved on to homemade green beans, then carrots, then sweet potatoes, peas, butternut squash, pears, bananas, avocados (not a fan lol), peaches an we just introduced pumpkin and zucchini.
I LOVE making my own food and my DS seems to prefer mine to the prepackaged stuff too! (except the bananas, he doesn't quite like the consistency of real bananas vs. the gerber stuff, lol). I mix a little 100% apple juice with my veggies and it makes for an easier time trying to get DS to eat them w/o adding bananas
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You could go the BLW route. MUCH easier. I made food for my first 2 (didn't know about BLW) and we did/are doing BLW with our newest. She started with avocados, just get nice ripe avocados and slice them and let baby go to town. We started at 8 1/2 months but you can start at 6 if you want. I saw no need to rush food at all this time around.
This was her very first time having solids
I have a really selfish question - how bad did this make her poop? that's what I dread starting solids with our baby.
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I never followed the cereal first then veggies then fruits advice. With our first, he had sweet potatoes, then apples, then pears, and after that I dont remember. Our second had blueberries first. He LOVED it! Then we went to pears then Sweet potatoes. Then he decided the strawberries his brother had looked yummy so he gobbled those up before I could stop him. But he was fine. Mango and papaya came next then green beans. We didn't start either of them before 6 months and we weren't really consistent with our second. He nursed so much sometimes he wasn't interested in food which was fine.
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Re: I don't want baby's first food to be cereal, suggestions please :)

We didnt start anything consistently until 6 months. We did avocados first and he LOVED them! Then, I think we did bananas, then other fruits and veggies (dont remember the order). Tried him on rice cereal once and he HATED it and never did it again (at 2 years old, he LOVES rice though lol). I never understood why rice would be considered a first food anyways

DS loved his purees, Id puree beans, (real) oatmeal, fruits/veggies and breastmilk together. Sounds gross, but he loved it and it was an easy balanced meal!
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Re: I don't want baby's first food to be cereal, suggestions please :)

We never did baby cereal either--we started with bananas and avacados and it was great.
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Re: I don't want baby's first food to be cereal, suggestions please :)

You could always make your own oat cereal. (rice has no nutritional value, and oat doesn't cause consipation). Or if you are really against cereal, you could simply start with a mild pureed fruit mixed with breast milk or formula (whichever you use).
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