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Zoooooot! TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3925 posts
status 23rd Nov '12

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Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
23rd Nov '12

Is he old enough to start solids? If so, maybe you should since he seems into it.

Stephanie Vetor Due April 11; Japan 131 posts
23rd Nov '12

my boys' doctor said at 5 months to try rice and 6 months try one fruit or veggie a week. my little guy is 6 months and loves all the baby food I've tried on him! Their doctor said not to substitute food for formula. And that the main fear of solids is choking babies. I thought it was digestive issues but he assured me that by 6 months as long as you don't over do a new food the body will tolerate it through their system and start adjusting just fine

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3925 posts
status 23rd Nov '12

He's 5.5 months. So we could start him at any moment...but I wanted Christmas to be his first time trying solids...but I think we're going to start sooner now that I got him interested in it sooner than planned. I just got impatient lol

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" He's 5.5 months. So we could start him at any moment...but I wanted Christmas to be his first time trying ... [snip!] ... I think we're going to start sooner now that I got him interested in it sooner than planned. I just got impatient lol"


I think it'd be a good idea to give him some practice before xmas imo

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" He's 5.5 months. So we could start him at any moment...but I wanted Christmas to be his first time trying ... [snip!] ... I think we're going to start sooner now that I got him interested in it sooner than planned. I just got impatient lol"


i wanted to wait till DD was 6months but at 5months she went nuts and freaked everytime she saw me eat sometimes they are ready a little sooner

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3925 posts
status 23rd Nov '12
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" i wanted to wait till DD was 6months but at 5months she went nuts and freaked everytime she saw me eat sometimes they are ready a little sooner"


LO never really cared too much about what we were eating...until I let him taste my apple. He used to watch us carefully when we were doing anything that wasn't entertaining him, so I never really thought about him being ready for solids yet. I just wanted to see what he would do with the apple...well, turns out he LOVES them. I'm sure he's ready for solids, but I'm not sure I'm ready for my baby to grow up....I sound silly, I know

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" LO never really cared too much about what we were eating...until I let him taste my apple. He used to ... [snip!] ... out he LOVES them. I'm sure he's ready for solids, but I'm not sure I'm ready for my baby to grow up....I sound silly, I know"

not at all lol are you making his food or buying it?

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3925 posts
status 23rd Nov '12
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" not at all lol are you making his food or buying it?"


Making it, when I can. Our grocery store is very limited when it comes to "fresh foods" Most of the time it's all expired and moldy on the shelf :? We haven't been able to pinpoint the exact day that a new shipment comes in, and by the time we get there, a lot of the fresh stuff has already been purchased and gone. Sucks.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" Making it, when I can. Our grocery store is very limited when it comes to "fresh foods" Most of the ... [snip!] ... a new shipment comes in, and by the time we get there, a lot of the fresh stuff has already been purchased and gone. Sucks."

you can always ask them also canned and frozen work great just check the ingredients even some of the store baby food has just the veggie and water

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3925 posts
status 23rd Nov '12
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" you can always ask them also canned and frozen work great just check the ingredients even some of the store baby food has just the veggie and water "


They get food delivered at different times a month. We've asked before, and we were told one day, only to go there on that day to find that it was actually a few days before that. They really don't have their shit together. We're probably going to do a lot of canned and frozen when it comes to peas and beans and stuff, but avocados and sweet potatoes will have to be a once a month treat, or something...Oh well, hopefully we get our transfer soon, so we can live in a community that has an actual grocery store.

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" They get food delivered at different times a month. We've asked before, and we were told one day, only ... [snip!] ... or something...Oh well, hopefully we get our transfer soon, so we can live in a community that has an actual grocery store."

DD loves green we do green beans from the garden! you can freeze baby food for about 3months

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3925 posts
status 23rd Nov '12
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" DD loves green we do green beans from the garden! you can freeze baby food for about 3months "


Oh ya...duh, why didn't I think of freezing it...I'm a moron...haha

Jillian Lindsey 2 kids; Mosheim, Tennessee 2354 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" Oh ya...duh, why didn't I think of freezing it...I'm a moron...haha"

haha i have a months worth frozen i just make a sweet potato or avacado or whatever and blend it (cook it if needed) then put it in ice cube trays and freeze them then put it in a bag i pull one cube out every night to thaw in the fridge

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3925 posts
status 23rd Nov '12
Quoting Jillian Lindsey:" haha i have a months worth frozen i just make a sweet potato or avacado or whatever and blend it (cook ... [snip!] ... then put it in ice cube trays and freeze them then put it in a bag i pull one cube out every night to thaw in the fridge"


Genius!
SO wants to start DS out on meat, like steak :? That freaks me out. I want to start with avocado, sweet potato and bananas. Something about giving my baby a steak, or a pork chop just doesn't sit right with me. I feel that since it's going to be me that's preparing his meals, I should have more of a say in what we feed him...does that make me a bitch? I hate cooking meats when it's just SO and I. Touching and handling raw meat makes me cringe...I would be more comfortable doing veggies, fruits and baby oatmeal as first foods.