- green beans
- asparagus (which made Elias constipated, but he loved it)
- sweet potatoes
- bananas (well, I have mashed them, but Elias has no interest in them. Plus, they can cause constipation, so I haven’t pressed it)
- broccoli (Elias only has in small doses, since it can cause gas, which in case you haven’t noticed the trend, can be a problem for the peanut)
I don’t puree the following:
- prunes (which he has almost every day to keep him from being constipated)
- meat (although I have debated it)
In addition to these foods, Elias also eats yo baby organic yogurt and cheese. I have tried giving him cottage cheese (mixed with fruit), and he HATES it. So we just break up little pieces of American cheese. He also likes to suck on cold pickles, just like I used to as a baby. He has brown rice cereal or oatmeal in the morning. I considered making the cereal (using the guidelines in Super Baby Food), but it seemed like too much trouble. To be honest, I am happy that I am able to puree as much as I do.
I have made the puree with breastmilk, formula and water. He seems to like water the best. I haven’t seasoned the food at all, although I recently learned from one of the founders at Jack’s Harvest that you can use certain spices, like mint and cinnamon.
He doesn’t seem to have much of an interest in feeding himself yet, but he does like playing with the spoon in between “courses.” I have tried cutting up some fruit or making the puree not quite as fine, but Elias does not like either. I know that will come though.
When did your kids start eating table food? How gradually did you introduce “real food” and move away from non-pureed/baby food? Any tips for me? (Elias is 9 months)
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