Sophia, I may be a total nut...but to get Wyatt to take the veggies I had to steam (or bake) them, puree them and then put them through a strainer to get a really smooth consistency, like the jar baby food.
We started carrots last night and Emy loves them, we fed her again today and she couldnt open her mouth fast enough. But she hated peas, even after I added a bit of applesauce.
Tuesday we try pears, hope she likes them, when I made them they were very ripe so I guess they are sweet.
How is everyone doing with solids?
LOL Erika, Evie was like that with bananas....*ahem* I fed her for the first time yesterday. Once she gets past the texture in the 1st couple of bites, she wanted them!!
I say *ahem* coz we also fed her green beans for the 1st time yesterday morning. Kat, I did exactly what you did and the consistency was so smooth! She wasn't big on the flavour at first but she is eating her green beans, along with the sweet potato and rice cereal.
We are planning to introduce oatmeal, carrots, some kind of squash soon. Sometime in the next month, I want to feed her congee and chicken, so that when I visit my parents my mom can make her chicken congee, which means less food for me to make or buy over there.
Over the past few days, I have bumped Leah's feedings to 2 solid food feedings a day hoping that that will help her get better at eating them and so far so good!! So far we have tried bananas which she did not seem to like, pears which she really seems to enjoy and sweet potatoes which she seems indifferent to. I plan to get some applesauce, peas, and carrots this week since I tried the first 3 3 times each so I know that she is not allergic to those. I also want to make some mashed potatoes for her to try! I do want to try to make her food at home but for the sake of testing all the fruits and veggies out for allergic reactions it is cheaper and easier to buy them plus they have organic ones and that's what I have gotten for her.
I cooked and pureed some blueberries yesterday for Nat (before I was removing the skin and giving her the flesh, she loves the taste so much she didn't realize it had a bit of texture.
So our lists.
* Amanda *
We took a week off of solids. He was up all night for a few days and I didn't know if it was from the solids or teething so I cut out the food. We started again last night with rice cereal and peaches....and he freakin loved it!!!! He couldn't get enough LOL I really wanted to start peaches now so I could give him frozen peaches in the mesh feeder this weekend when we go camping
So far he likes sweet potatoes and peaches and isn't very fond of apple sauce.
No Brown Apple sauce
2 - Mackintosh
1 - Red Delicious
3 - Apples
(your favourite kind, bitter apples are not recommended till baby is older)
Pot of water
Bowl of lemon ice water. (I use a 1/4 of a lemon)
Put pot of water on stove at high heat. As water is getting to a boil cut apples in to quarters and remove seeds.
Boil apples for 10 - 15 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork.
Remove apples from pot with a slotted spoon and put them in bowl with lemon ice water for 5 minutes or until cold enough to handle. Peel skin off with hands, it should come off easily.
Toss flesh in a food processor or blender and blend until the consistency you would like. You can also strain this for a smoother consistency, for a lumpy sauce use a potato masher or fork.
I froze a bunch of these and after thawing they don't brown because of the lemon.
* Amanda *
Great idea Muddee!!! I haven't had any problems with browning...but I have baked them all so far.