and i'm still sterilising his bottles =)
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Hi all mommies ,
Need some advise on when do you all start feeding your babies outside food ( those with normal salt content that adults are taking) instead of only home cooked food?
When do you all stop sterlising their milk bottles?
and i'm still sterilising his bottles =)
I introduced outside food to my son at 18 mths.
When he was 13 mths, we brought him on a holiday. We did give him some outside food but it was porridge from the breakfast buffet and then we packed a bit of the porridge in a thermal jug for his lunch. His dinner was cereal.
I give him outside food when my son was 12mths old.....for me, I give him those soupy type like fish soup, mee hoon kueh & all but I dont't give him the soup only the noodle or the fish etc.
Cos' my hubby say if we come home cook for him both of us will be too tired by then, we have no one to help us
But if you can, yes it will be better to intro to him outside food later.....
My wife introduce to our baby taste testing since as early as 3 month plus. Things like homemade soup,lollipop and even durian. Of course everything aga aga. This can indirectly train her not to be choosey in future.
When she's in mummy tummy, her mum eat quite regular during ending of 2nd timesters. So nowaday whenever she see us eat, she wants it. Sorry for info as my previous one a bit misleading, she only take durian maybe bout 5-6mths old. As mention,everything a bit a bit so not so bad.
you can also bring along jar food from Heinz or gerber to mix with the cereal.. or can buy some plain porridge from the restaurant (if they have) and pour in some jar food puree..
if only two days, can just feed cereal, n bread n milk. for me, to save the hassle, i will just give milk thru out.
if not can get baby jar food if your baby likes it.
I started giving a bit of table food after 13months. Most of the time, she gets to taste the food and will mostly eat only a bit as she's still used to our food so I still cook for her. Even when we went for hol, I'd bring my small slowcooker to cook porridge for her... lol.
Those bottled food is also good for travelling - I brought that along too.
Previously when I brought her to Taiwan I bring rice cooker but for this time round is only 2 days trip so dont wanna be so troublesome... I bought some organic jar food to bring along hope she won't reject the food... I am worry that she will be hungry haha cos now she is taking 3 meals of porridge...
i only let Baber eat outside food after he was 2 years old, before that was all home cooked foods, but on and off, while we were eating, we will let him try a bit of this, a bit of that. But not fully a meal replacement.
sterilizing actually can stop after they turned 1yo, but we continued till 18months.
I started Iggy gradually on table food when he was 15-18mths. Before that, he was taking homecooked food.
For sterilising, I stopped when he was 4mths+. Just used detergent and rinse with hot water when about to use.
I only started my boy on outside food at 3yo. Adult food from our table (home cooked) at 2yo cos we seldom use seasoning at home anyway.
If you are travelling, organic bottled food has large varieties if you head to Tanglin Mall's Brown Rice Paradise or Cold Storage. You should get some to try out before going on the trip to know which ones your kiddo likes
I think you can order plain porridge to mix with the bottled food (this is what we did when we brought my boy to Pangkor Island when he was 10mths old). Then we brought organic cereal (oats and brown rice) to mix with his milk for breakfast.
Empty vessels make the most noise
Is there something like a travel pot for making a meal like porridge? dont't see it sold in retail stores?
yes i have seen it
its a small box (about 10cm by 10cm) + a lid sitting onto a hot plate look alike "warmer" with a power cord.
AMK hub NTUC (electronics section) as well as Courts or Best Denki has it.
Personally i have not used it yet though, costs i recall was about $20+/- thereabouts.
I have not't exactly given Eva outside food - why I mentioned "not exactly" is that I'll order dishes that she can eat but these usually involved some form of digging out the insides to avoid giving her the outside bits which are often covered with flavouring, salt, MSG and etc, like tofu, chicken, etc. I know it doesn't make much sense.
Still, it's not a regular thing - maybe like once every three to six months. I still prefer giving her homecooked meals. If I'm giving her the same thing that we're eating, I dont't put any seasoning in it - not even chicken stock or oyster sauce. I figured that if we want those things, we adults can add them separately. Often, we dont't because the dish is already flavourful without the added salt.
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