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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:53 PM   #17
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Fish is a "not until 1 year" food...I think? Fish, eggs, nuts?

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Old December 5th, 2012, 10:53 AM   #18
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http://kellymom.com/nutrition/starti...s/solids-when/

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Old December 8th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #19
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"When Can I Add Herbs and Spices to Baby's Food?

A majority of pediatricians will recommend waiting until an infant is 8 months or older to introduce spices and herbs. This recommendation often has more to do with staving off digestive upsets than it does with possible allergic reactions. If your baby is doing well with foods and does not seem to have any digestive upsets, then jump right in with spices! Like any other new food, please follow the "4 day wait rule" when introducing spices and herbs. As always, please discuss the introduction and use of herbs and spices with your baby's pediatrician.

Don't forget, if you are a breastfeeding Mom, your little one is already tasting herbs and spices. Herb and spice flavors are transferred through breast milk, helping create and develop a taste for non-bland foods."

We started with spices when we moved on to BLW/finger foods. Purees we did bland. Meats are up to you when you want to start. Every doctor seems to recommend something different. Some even say to start with it. Some say do it after fruits and veggies. The important thing is to offer each food individually for 3-4 days in a row. We did meat as a finger food after fruits and veggies (pulled pork, chicken, etc....easy to eat). Eggs and fish are after a year (some are even later). We don't eat fish in this house so I never offered it lol

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Old December 13th, 2012, 08:53 AM   #20
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Ripley hasn't met any of the milestones recommended for starting solids, even her doc said definitely wait till 6 months. her doc recommended we start with a grain like rice cereal diluted with breast milk, thickening it up over a few days as she can handle it, and once she can take it pretty thick to start with pureed veggies.

so no solids till Jan 21st I think!!

even then, not sure if we'll start with something like baby oatmeal or go straight to veggies. I just don't know. I love the idea of baby led solids, but not sure how it will work for us.


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Old December 28th, 2012, 07:46 AM   #21
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Jude has been eating baby food for a couple of weeks now. He seems to love it. I have given him mostly homemade stuff and a few jars of organic stuff from the store. I have used spices. I made sweet potato in chicken broth from when I made a pot of chicken soup last week. He loved it! Honestly, I just do what my mother did for me. I was a very tiny baby, borderline failure to thrive. I would not eat anything store bought she started making my baby food. She just cooked our cultural foods with all the spices and herbs, etc. She then pureed it and fed it to me. I was a healthy baby after that. I gobbled it up because it tasted good So far Jude loves food. I do not add anything to fruits, only to veggies when it makes sense and we havent tried any meat yet.


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Old December 28th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #22
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I read somewhere today that babyies can't follow a calendar, so you have to follow what types of milestones they are reaching ( the tongue push out, sitting well assisted, etc). Your mommy instincts will kick in and let you know when he is ready.


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