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Old Nov 2nd, 2012, 11:56 AM   1
xxVickyxx
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Early weaners! When did you start finger foods?


I've been weaning my little man gradually since 16 weeks due to reflux. Am having terrible trouble trying too get him too eat savoury foods, he pulls a face and spits most of it back out! If I give him sweet things or anything banana, it doesn't even touch the sides. Am looking forward too giving him finger foods and trying too get him interested in savoury things as I think he will take it better than mashed up stuff. When did you start too introduce finger foods? Xx



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2012, 12:01 PM   2
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I started at 6 months with finger foods.



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Old Nov 2nd, 2012, 12:03 PM   3
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I was thinking 6 months myself, am on countdown 4 weeks too go, lol thanx xx



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2012, 17:11 PM   4
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Iv given him bits from about 5 months, a chunk of banana, soldier of toast, easy things, he's managed fine! I actually started weaning him because he pinched a chunk of banana from his brother and ate it all by himself lol!
You can always try and put a few bits down, If he doesn't take then nevermins just try again in another week or so x



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2012, 21:57 PM   5
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Same here! We started weaning at 4 months due to weight issues and he LOVES sweet veggies (potato, carrot etc) and rice cereal, but absolutely HATES pureed chicken and avocado. It's actually quite funny to watch his facial expression when he tastes something he is not too fond of



 
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Old Nov 5th, 2012, 14:33 PM   6
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Iv given him bits from about 5 months, a chunk of banana, soldier of toast, easy things, he's managed fine! I actually started weaning him because he pinched a chunk of banana from his brother and ate it all by himself lol!
You can always try and put a few bits down, If he doesn't take then nevermins just try again in another week or so x
Yeah I think I may start that! He LOVES anything banana so I think he will take too banana just fine, can't wait too try him on toast and stuff lol xx



 
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Old Nov 5th, 2012, 15:03 PM   7
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6 months, well 3 days shy of it. You could try making wedges with sweet root vegetables I find they go down a treat with babies who have a sweeter tooth. All you do is cut root veggies (sweet potatoes, parsnip, carrots, regular potatoes etc) into wedges or pieces that would be a good size for your LO, drizzle with a little olive oil on a baking tray or sheet and put in the oven at 200c/gas 6 or 7 until they look nicely roasted. I used to sprinkle some sweet tasting dried herbs on as well xx



 
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Old Nov 5th, 2012, 16:30 PM   8
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6 months, well 3 days shy of it. You could try making wedges with sweet root vegetables I find they go down a treat with babies who have a sweeter tooth. All you do is cut root veggies (sweet potatoes, parsnip, carrots, regular potatoes etc) into wedges or pieces that would be a good size for your LO, drizzle with a little olive oil on a baking tray or sheet and put in the oven at 200c/gas 6 or 7 until they look nicely roasted. I used to sprinkle some sweet tasting dried herbs on as well xx
I keep meaning to make sweet potato wedges for my LO, will have to try him with that soon, he loves anything with sweet potato in so i bet he'll enjoy those!



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2012, 06:55 AM   9
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6 months hun. And btw, you should try to cut back giving him sweet stuff, I don't mean in case he has too much but I mean, if you don't he may very rarely eat savoury stuff in the future. I think all babies do this, my son did and my HV said to stop giving him the sweet stuff if he wasn't eating ample amounts of savoury, if he didn't, he wouldn't get the sweet stuff at all. It really worked!



 
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Old Nov 7th, 2012, 14:51 PM   10
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My advice would be to start when you feel comfy with the finger foods. both my boys have been having them since they started weaning, so literally 17 weeks for both of them. I don't give them anything too adventurous to start off with, but Eddy is doing really well and he's only 5 months - particularly enjoys roasties lol

I would also try the sweeter veg like sweet potato and butternut squash. other thing to do is mix fruit and veg together for a savoury. Carrot and apple goes well, any squash goes well with pear. One of Earl's favourites was 3 root mash (potato, carrot and parsnip) which was really sweet naturally too.

Oh and peas aswell - Eddy loves peas lol



 
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