What about porridge?
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Hi mummy.. my boy is coming 7 months... may i know any other food other than... Pumpkim, sweet potato, carrot, potato, spinace, corn...& i'm out of ideal what to cook....any other food i can intro for a 7 month old boy?? thanks mummy....
What about porridge?
You can add in fish or chicken to puree it to give your Benson.....tht time I give ngor fish to my son....when he was about 6mths.....some say cannot give cos' fish is considered seafood....but so far my son is ok....I also give salmon, cod when he is about 10mths I give him beef, and egg yolk with brocolli
Or you can make mash potato for Benson......
My son is now 8 months. For the past 2 months, have intro-ed the following to him:
White rice cooked in veg stock into porridge
Commercial cereal - brown rice cereal, white rice cereal, oat cereal, barley cereal
Root Veg - sweet potato (both purple and orange type), pumpkin, butternut squash, potato, carrot
Green Veg - spinach (English type and chinese type), broccoli, sweet potato leaves, sweet peas
Fruits - banana, pear, apple, prune, peach, papaya, avocado
Others - tofu, yogurt
Usually I will give him 1 meal porridge + 2 puree dishes (e.g. sweet peas + pumpkin) and 1 meal cereal (mixed with EBM) with fruit puree. I dont't cook the dishes with porridge, instead puree everything and freeze separately. In this way, I can mix and match and either mix into porridge to serve or serve as it is.
Thinking of introducing fish, meat, egg yolk and cheese, not sure if it's too early.
I only introduced meat at around 9-10 mths, starting with egg yolk. Before that, Eva had mostly veg, fruit, tofu and yogurt/cheese. She also was on a variety of grains - millet, spelt, barley, oat and of course, rice.
For fruits, she was on peach, apricot, cranberry, banana, apple, pear, watermelon, melon, plum (prunes are dried plums), grapes, and avocado. For veg, carrots, leeks, spinach, sweet peas, potato, broccoli, sweet potato and pumpkin. There are more which I could have forgotten but like meg, I make purees and store everything separately. Eva doesn't have porridge tho - I hardly cook porridge so she eats the puree with the grains listed above, or with yogurt and tofu.
How do you serve watermelon and grapes? Realise my son still doesn't know how to gum/chew well. He will gag even if tiny cubes.
you can try parsnip also, but should not intro corn too early cuz it doesn't really have nutritions and very hard to digest for baby..erm eggplant also can..
other then porridge you can puree also mah..else everyday eat porridge also sian =)
you can start intro yogurt i think..
I will peel and quarter the grapes. Watermelon just give in small cubes. At first Eva would gag so I made sure the pieces are very small. After a few tries, she learnt how to chew and swallow. Babies dont't just magically wake up one morning and know how to chew - they need to practice and learn (case in point is learning how to bite off chunks or stripes by themselves; Eva used to stuff everything in her mouth, then a few weeks back, my hubby started to encourage her to bite. Now if it's bigger than a mouthful, she'll bite the item off by herself). Offer soft ripe fruits (hard fruits like apples are not recommended) and watch them.
Yes, can start on yogurt and tofu already. Corn can wait till a bit older coz can be allergenic. Try to encourage your boy to eat more fruits and veg so that his immune system can improve plus more veg and fruit means less chances of him getting constipated. Can offer mangos as well - almost all my friend's babies love it coz it's sweet (natural sugar is much much better than added sugar or juice). Parsnip is also quite yummy especially baked with other veg like pumpkin and leeks.
Yes, can puree and give. For older babies, can dice and give as finger food.
Thanks for all reply... hehe... may i ask... can i feed benson mee suan?? & also if pasta... which brand can i feed him..?
For pasta, I started with Bellamy's brown rice pasta - it has some traces of salt so no need to add when cooking it. Then I slowly moved to organic animal shape pasta which I bought from Supernature.
I also gave my son Bellamy brown rice pasta. The other day, I cooked the pasta, and added cauliflower, potato and some grated cheddar cheese. He loves it!
Cold Storage and the biggest NTUC stocks some. Can try those places. Organic stores should have as well.
hehe thanks gal...