Newbie saying hello with questions
Hello ladies. My name is Danielle. I'm a FTM of b/g twins born 12/29/10. I bf and cd them both. Now that they are reaching 6 months its time to start introducing solids. I am excited to make their food. Not only will it be fun, but im looking fwd to saving money too. Any little thing I can do as a SAHM to save money is good. :)
So last week I started them with bananas because we had some in the fruit bowl. They LOVED them. I really expected them to wear more than they ate the first time. Not only did they eat it all, my little boy really got upset when it was gone. :) next was sweet potatoes-- not so successful there until bananas were added. Tonight was avocados. After our experience with the sweet potato I decided to add banana this time too. So 1 banana and 1 avocado into the food processor. I did keep a slice of avocado to mash alone to try first. Aiden gets so excited to eat, it's too cute... He wasn't thrilled with it by itself, but enjoyed having it with banana. You could tell he was trying to figure out the new texture. Alaina liked the taste of the avocado alone, but since I mashed it with a fork instead of processing it, she had a harder time swallowing-- she just wanted t to sit on her tounge. She too loved it with banana.
Trying to decide between peas, carrots, apples, and peaches next. Suggestions?
1. When it comes to frozen purees, would you recommend freezing each fruit/veggie alone and then if mixing, do so when served? I.e. Peaches and sweet potato separate to serve alone or to combine when thawed if desired.
2. I skipped cereal as the first food. I know it needs to be introduced though. Which one is more versatile? I'm leaning toward oatmeal...
3. When is it okay to add seasoning/spices such as cinnamon?
And on a side note the thought of introducing EVERY food one item at a time is a bit daunting. I'm just saying.. :)
If you read this far, thanks. :) Looking fwd to getting to know you all and learning from your experience.