Mother of Reece - 24/01/03
This is my first time on line and I am finding it very interesting reading as well as feeling a little more secure in knowing that there are others who have the same questions as I do!
I purchased a book "Annabel Karmel's New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner" following a recommendation from a friend. It has over 200 healthy recipes and provides meal planners in groupings for four to six months, six to nine, nine to twelve and toddlers.
Hannah is my first and she seems to like cauliflower cheese. This can be mixed with other steamed vegies to try for the first time as it lessens the new taste. I know this sounds odd but natural yoghurt, banana and avocado. To start with mash the avo slices (2 or 3) and banana slices (3 or 4) with a tablespoon of yoghurt. It seems to go down well!!
Hope this helps.
Karen, SA, 9mth baby
I just bought that book and spent the weekend cooking up some of the recipes - its a good book to give ideas about what you can mix together and use in your cooking. Like Hannah, my son Reece likes the cauliflower cheese, the yoghurt banana and avocado also the banana and kiwi fruit. He wasn't keen on the sweet potato puree (with the OJ and milk) though. I've also given him weetbix for brekkie - he wasn't keen at first but I put a bit of yoghurt in with it and he loves it.
She is 10 months now and eats the spaghetti mince sauce that I make for us Adults to eat! It is quite spicy but she loves it.
I have only just given Hannah formula after breast feeding and am not really sure what else to give her. I am keen on natural drinks. Any ideas?
Karen, SA 10 month old
Karen, SA, 9mth baby
My son Joshua did'nt sleep at night and kept waking for milk 3-4 times at night. I started him solids at 5mnths. Having done that he sleeps right thru the night without waking 7pm-7am. I kept him on vegies only for the first month as I am totally aware of their immature digestive systems at this age. I was'nt so concerned with allergies as the family had no history. Now Joshua who is 7mnths on the 20th enjoys a wide range of food. He has chopped meats i.e. beef/lamb/chicken/fish. I introduced Josh to rice by adding yoghurt and fruit, while he noticed the texture difference he did'nt notice the blan taste of the rice. Same with pasta. I add chicken, peas, carrot or just plain cheese. I believe the art to solids is to try very little quantities of food on the spoon so the child is'nt having to deal with too much in his mouth. Know what to do if the child does choke, (this way you won't be scared to introduce new textured foods) and never leave them alone while they are eating. Also let them play with the food.
I cook up big batches and freeze them and also buy frozen baby food from Woolies as a top up.
I don't believe in the tinned food as it is filled with crap. There is a lot of food you can give that is not required tobe cooked as well. Hope this helps.
Tanya,QLD, 5yr, 3yr, 6mth
michelle, mum of jackson 13-02-03