We are waiting with meats till 9 months, then I will buy a rotiserrie chicken because that tastes good and by then she should be able to eat small pieces so I dont have to puree it for her.
She didnt like the whole veggies so I started hiding her veggies in fruits again but now I have to make sure the color is not a veggie color. I think she wont eat green. I added blueberries into carrots and she ate the whole thing yesterday because it looked like blueberries. Today I mixed apples and plums with zucchini and she ate some, like 1/3 but she wasnt hungry because I gave her milk before. Tomorrow it will be peas with apples and blueberries, it sounds like but it tastes kinda ok, anyways she wont eat it if it tastes bad.
She loves the puffs and the yogurt melts, getting better at bread with melted cheese. Now that I give her bread and puffs sometimes her poop is like an adult poop, I think I need to give her more water with the solids.
as long as she is not constipated, dont worry about the texture, adult foods will equal adult poop no matter how you do it. depending on what i feed Ellie i get the same results. crackers, bread, and cheerios seem to have the most dramatic effect on her.
Ellie wont eat half of the veggies she should. she likes carrots and sweet potatoes, and strangely enough, broccoli. but squash is like WTF to her and anything green is a JOKE. so i open a container of the green ones every couple weeks and mix it with everything i can to get her to eat it. apples seem to work pretty well so far, for mixing, she likes her squash with them.
Kat - Try it with potato, Nat hated chicken pureed I blended it with potato she loved it. If Wyatt can do solids try small cut pieces of chicken, Natalie loves it when she can feed herself, had no problems with chicken that way.
Definately be careful with the white breads, poor Nat didn't get her veggies and ate way to much starch one day and she cried while she pooped. Haven't made that mistake twice.
I would like to give Natalie some milk, how do I give it to her? I would rather not put drinks (other then formula) in a bottle and she is struggling with sippy cups.
* Amanda *
Amanda, try using a regular cup. I have been giving Evie water this way, she is quite good at it now. She never did figure out sippy cups were for drinking.
Or use one with a straw, altho you may have to show them how to drink from a straw.
Evie has been eating with us at restaurants, and it is so neat! We had Vietnamese for lunch recently, and she tried little cut up pieces of pork and eating regular white rice. She munched them down no problem...unlike me trying to feed her minced turkey last week. I almost feel like we should go straight to cut up foods from purees and mashed foods!
Altho Evie has some definite favourites (banana, applesauce, peas, sweet potato, egg yolk), she will eat everything so far, just maybe less sometimes (mostly green beans).
I want to try pumpkin next, and maybe salmon. Perhaps bread too!
Sophia - Jessica loves doing the cut up foods. Right now I do a mix as she doesn't get most of the cut up food in her mouth. Most of it end up in her lap still. Last weekend I was making fried rice so to let me cook I gave her some of the cooked rice, cut carrots small, and halved the peas with some cheerios and she loved sitting there with it, she might have ate 1/4 of it though and it wasn't much to start with.
Emily will finally eat some veggies hidden in fruits, I have to eat it with her and when she sees me eat it she will take it better. I made lentils with apples today, I got the ones that look orange, they dont have skin on them, had no idea how long to cook it for so I just tasted it after a while and they were soft so I guess they were ready. I steamed some apples and pureed both together and it actually tastes good, now I just have to see if Emy will eat it, we will do it tomorrow.
Soon we will try egg yolks.