3 questions. Please help!

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  1. ColtonsMom

    ColtonsMom Well-Known Member

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    [ 1 ] when did you start baby with your dinners? I tried giving Colton a few little chopped up (tiny) pieces of spaghetti noodles one night and he kept gagging on them so I havent tried anything else. So, when did you start LO with the odd dinner?

    [ 2 ] toast. this may sound silly, but how do you make toast for LO? I bought some for babies but it is hard and dry and colton hates it! I've seen some people on here giving their LOs toast and was wondering what you put on it/do to make it softer? :dohh:

    [ 3 ] When did you start introducing Cows milk? When I do should I give him full fat, right?

    The baby food always seemed so easy to me; but I'm so confused on the starting him on our food. :hissy:
     
  2. KaidensMummy

    KaidensMummy My Wee Baby Boy Kaiden :)

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    Kaidenn REFUSED to take anything with lumps in it until he was about 8 + a half months...then i started giving him pasta dishes or rice and he eat them because the lumps were kind of mushy!! I gradually moved him up to more lumpy stuff..he seemed to preger it if it was coming off my plate when I was eating so i made my own dinner and kept a wee bit aside for him with no salt etc and eventually he was fine!! now when were out places I can get him stuff from the kids menus and just cut it up a bit for him!! :D x
     
  3. cherylanne

    cherylanne Mum/first tri #2

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    [ 1 ] when did you start baby with your dinners?
    From about 9 months. We would mash it up with a folk so there were not so many lumps. You can give him what your having but blend until smooth if he doesn't like the bits.
    [ 2 ] toast. this may sound silly, but how do you make toast for LO? [/B]
    We gave Grace normal bread and put it in the toaster until it went light brown. It was too hard for her when it was really cooked. We put butter on and cut off the crust.
    [ 3 ] When did you start introducing Cows milk? When I do should I give him full fat, right?
    Yes full fat and from 12 months

    He can eat exactly what you eat (minus salt etc) just blend it until smooth and then gradually leave more and more lumps in it until he can eat it just cut up. It can take time for them to get used to lumps and can be a slow process.

    Good luck xx
     
  4. ColtonsMom

    ColtonsMom Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! He will stare SO hard at what I'm eating, but if I give him his own little bit (really mashed up pieces just sitting on his tray), he doesn't act like he knows what to do. But if I give his the tiniest piece on the end of my finger he will open his mouth and take it. But then he doesn't try and chew it up anymore. Although I do have these "feeders" which are mesh bags, and he loves eating stuff in those now that he has figured them out (he's had carrots & potatoes, and then mac & cheese in them). So I guess I will just give him those until he gets a bit older. I dont have a blender or anything :(
    And thanks for the toast answer! I didn't know if I could put butter on it. I didn't know if he should be having butter or not, but didn't know what else you would put on it to make it mushy-ish. :)
     
  5. Margerle

    Margerle Well-Known Member

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    DD#1 was eating the same thing we were eating for supper by Colton's age. She got her first solids at 4 months and was well on her way to dinners by then. I used one of these:

    https://www.kidco.com/img/products/feeding/lg2_f700.jpg

    I'd just load the cylinder with 2 or 3 things from the adult table, and grind away. I fed her right from the reservoir at the top and everything ground into separate piles too.

    With Sharlotte, I'm delaying things a bit more but will do the same with her until she can get cut up food chunks and chew them.

    https://www.kidco.com/main.taf?erub...it.feedingproducts=1&kidco.step=1&kidco.bc=fd


    Make the toast, and spread margarine on it. That makes it soft and then you can decrust it and cut it into strips/pieces that he can eat safely.

    No cows milk till after one year. This is kinda important, and has been the norm for decades.

    https://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/milk/milk-supplements.html

    There has also been some studies to suggest that 2% milk is just as good for baby as whole milk. I'll see if I can find those studies for your review.

    You're doing great! Hugs...

    :hug:
     
  6. Margerle

    Margerle Well-Known Member

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    Here ya go, I knew I saw this somewhere... American Academy of Pediatrics new recommendations is 2% milk from 12 -24 months rather than whole milk. As of JULY 2008.

    https://www.healthnews.com/family-h...merican-academy-pediatrics-weighs-in-1429.htm

     
  7. ColtonsMom

    ColtonsMom Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Margerle! I am definitally going to look for one of those grinders! :)

    Edit: Just bought one! Now I just have to wait for it to arrive! :happydance:
     

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