Age of Introduction: 6.5 months
Preparation: i just used those baby organic carrots and boiled them, then pureed them.
Storage: Freezer cubes
Reaction: He LOVES them. he was grabbing the bowl and making noises at me if i wasn't fast enough.
Well, I'm over this whole puree business. Aiden wants to feed himself. He's always grabbing the spoon and a spoon alone without food isn't cutting it for him. So onward to trying BLW! Today was day 1. So far, so good. It was nice having him at the dinner table with his own stuff to eat with no spoon struggle. :)
Today's BLW success story - blueberries and mini whole wheat pitas! NOM, says Teagan! I just cut the blueberries in half and served 'em up. She devoured them. The pitas weren't organic, which kinda bothered me but they didn't have any preservatives so I decided to go for them. They are perfectly sized and she looooved them. Pita is a great texture to start out on, in Teagan's opinion ;).
For those doing pancakes as finger foods what recipe are you using. I want to make some fruity pancakes for Ronin.
DH is in charge of pancakes. He makes blue cornmeal pancakes with fruit. Teagan got one from the first batch that just had bananas and blueberries.
I didn't let DS have any of the first kind since I followed the recipe and used honey. I left the sugar out of the 2nd recipe when I made it.
These are my favorite pancakes. I need to make them soon! I'll let DS eat these, leaving the sugar out.
Wanna know how to keep a baby busy while you eat dinner? Give him a stalk of celery! Man, he sucked on and played with that thing for a good solid 10 minutes!
A piece of cucumber works well too
Zucchini works if your baby is as weird as mine :p
Lol!! You ladies have funny babies!! :) I should try out the ides of celery or something along those lines to see if it entertains Sophie while I make dinner...
Here's a question for you, as I don't eat avacado's... I just scoop out the insides and then blend right?? (like if I want to puree it) ... what should the texture be when I cut it open? And smell or flavour?? I don't know what to look for when it comes to them, but I want Sophie to be able to try things whether I eat them or not... :)
You don't even have to blend avocado. You can just mush it with a fork to a very liquidy consistency. Stores often sell avocados that really aren't ripe. When you squeeze a ripe avocado, it will be slightly soft. Too ripe is less of a problem than not ripe enough. If it's not ripe it will taste bitter. The trick is to cut it in half length-wise. Then pluck the pit out by hacking the knife into the pit and twisting it out. Scoop out the goodness, mush, and feed! If you want, you can cut it into strips and let her bite off little pieces. It would have to be on less less-ripe side. I'm so bummed that Teagan had a reaction to avocado because I love it!