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Oliver likes food.

I had had every intention of waiting til six months but I did not anticipate a baby who is so active. He's so far hitting milestones MONTHS before Tori and Lucas did and his appetite is closer to what theirs were at the ages when they were doing the things he is doing. So I decided to go all out on food for him. We'd already started letting hi taste whatever we were eating (like tiny dabs on his tongue just to get the flavor). Thankfully I am having a little more luck with the breast pump so I have been giving him oatmeal made with breast milk.

When I go shopping Friday, I plan to really load up on some fruits and veggies for him. What should I get? Should I make pur?e food or just softened the stuff up? I love the concept of baby led weaning but I'm terrified of choking. How does that all work, with giving real food?

elleon17's picture
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Saylor is interested so we started too. She loves Cereal (Oatmeal/Brown Rice one) and pears, but the textures she is adjusting to.

I make all my own food. I find it cheaper and healthier. I think the 'rules' are ok, but I usually just buy whats in season or looks good. We've done carrots, sweet potatoes, pears and now we are going to bring in some green veggies Smile

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So far we have done: sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, carrots, apples, pears, and bananas. I have also giving him little pinches of things. In the past week, he has also learned how to pick up and feed himself the baby cereal puffs. I puree things, because I am paranoid too about choking. I am already making things thicker.

I skipped a few days feeding him when it seemed like he was vomiting the food back up. He slept terrible those nights and wasn't very happy during the day! Now that we are back on a regular feeding schedule he is back to normal.

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We started about three months or so, because she would scream he head off if we didn't let her get some of our food. She started with bits of chicken or pork, apples, pears just letting her gnaw on them. We started buying baby food last month (which I hadn't planned to do because DS absolutely refused them). We get the stage twos but I think next time will get the stage threes, she doesn't mind the puree so much but she likes chunky food better.

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we make most of our baby food, i've tried mashing bananas up but its still to thick and she gagged on it so i think i might just stick to the jar on that. we've done butternut squash, sweet potato, pumpkin, peaches,pear and banana

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We just started the other day. I had some pre-made baby food so I started that first. It was carrot-apple blend. He wasn't a fan. I cooked up 2 sweet potatoes and put them through the food processor. He seems to really like that! I tried a bit of rice cereal today just to see if he likes it. He did. I plan to not use too much rice cereal but I wanted to see how he did on it.

My plan is to make my own stuff, but I bought a couple jars of fruit baby food to try. If he likes pear baby food, then I'll make my own.

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

My plan is to make my own stuff, but I bought a couple jars of fruit baby food to try. If he likes pear baby food, then I'll make my own.

That is what I do too, I will buy a couple of jars and then if he likes it I will make a bunch and freeze it!

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I froze mine in some silicone ice cube trays, then pushed them out and put them in a bigger container. It's nice to have them to easily grab when needed.

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

I froze mine in some silicone ice cube trays, then pushed them out and put them in a bigger container. It's nice to have them to easily grab when needed.

thats what we do as well

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