This is a discussion on Starts to Feed Solid within the Introducing Solids & Feeding Your Fussy Toddlers forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; HI all mummies, I understands that practically should starts solid when my dear son is 6mths old. But he is now ...
HI all mummies,
I understands that practically should starts solid when my dear son is 6mths old. But he is now 3mths plus and drinking 7oz 2hourly and sometimes 1 hr he starts to feel hungry again. My friend's friend told me she actually add a little of cereal to her's dear daughter milk every morning feed to her dear daughter who is now 2mth plus old. So can I add a little of cereal so my dear son are more full to last longer for the next feed?
different babies drink different quantities. if your baby wants more milk for now, just give
but dont start too early on cereal. baby may choke.
gals, can i check when did you all start to intro a balance diet which consist of a main meal eg porridge, cereal etc, a protein source eg fish, chicken n all, a veg and a fruit to your baby's diet?? i started introducing solid to my girl when she is 6mths old n have been feeding her with only 1 meal and 1 food everyday eg only cereal this week then only apples puree next week and only sweet potatoes another week. so in a sense her diet is not that balance... ive read that at first the reason y we intro solid is to get them to get use to eating food from a spoon, get them to try different taste n texture but then the main nutrition source is still from milk thus we dont need to care how much they eat per meal n all BUT when do we really NEED to get them on a balance diet??
For Alicia, once she's tried a variety of food i started making sure she has a balanced diet: some carbo, meat/egg and veg/fruit every day. So i guess after slowly introducing the different types of food to your daughter and when she's more comfortable eating more meals a day you can start.
Since your daughter just started on solids, give her some time to accept the idea first before worrying about giving her a balanced diet. As you said, milk is still very impt now.
do you freeze her food or do you make fresh everytime? heard freezing destroys nutrition n cause wind?
Freezing doesn't destroy nutrition and cause wind.
Got this from Freezing Homemade Baby Food | How to Freeze Homemade Baby Food Puree and Homemade Baby Food Storage from wholesomebabyfood.com
The fact is, cooking foods deplete more nutrients than does freezing foods. Contrary to myth, Freezing foods (fruits and vegetables in particular) does NOT deplete 100% of that food's vitamins and minerals. The process of freezing, if kept at a constant 0 degree temp does not contribute to a TOTAL loss of nutrients - if it did, then the majority of the population would be malnourished as we rely on and eat a large amount of frozen foods.
i see. so that is myth.. hehe.
so... do you heat her food (after thawing in the fridge) everytime when she was younger?? including fruits n veg puree? cos so far i only heat my girl's cereal.. not fruits n veg( i usually serve it cold from fridge) but wondering if i should? how you usually heat? microwave?
Last edited by annie; 26-05-2009 at 04:45 PM.
I usually take the baby cube 1 day in advance from the freezer into the fridge then just use the baby food warmer to heat up the baby cube.
Here's what the same website has to say about warming the food using microwave Heating and Thawing Homemade Baby Food Purees - How to Heat and Thaw Homemade Baby Food
Microwave Thawing and Heating of Homemade Baby Food
If you do not wish to use a microwave to thaw your baby food cubes, you may thaw your baby food cubes in the refrigerator over night (ensure that the cubes remain a closed container and not in an uncovered bowl) as mentioned.
If you are using a microwave to thaw or reheat baby food cubes, be sure to stir food to ensure no hot-pockets are left to burn baby! Always warm baby food cubes in a glass bowl and not in plastic containers as research indicates glass is safer.
Many parents do not like to use the microwave for a variety of reasons. It is up to you to decide if heating or thawing your baby food cubes in the microwave is right for you and your baby.
** We do not and will not make any statements concerning the use of the microwave. The research is simply too conflicting and much of it is not reputable.**
For cooking, we prefer to bake when possible (for optimal nutrient retention) and steam when possible! For thawing and heating, we use the fridge and pots and pans. We use the microwave for heating on ocassion but mostly just for reheating teas and coffees. This is just our personal choice.
You can use this website for reference for preparing baby food. It's really quite useful.
yeah ive read the site many times hehe. i was just thinking cos they are ang mo n we chinese .. so wondering if any chinese really follow those ang mo sites since chinese have differnet beliefs
hehe i made porridge for my girl today but then somehow made it too watery lol. btw, do we have to make porridge till very pasty by grinding it in the food precessor after cook/ or smash it up with spoon or even if we can see rice also ok? my girl 7mths now...cant find this kind of info in ang mo site lol
i tried making it today.. tedious man...i soak the rice for bout 30mins then boil for another 30mins.. then smash up the porridge. so tiring.. took me so long to prepare... any idea what i can do to prevent the rice from sticking at the base of the pot? i did stir but still stick ...
i no slow cooker.. btw, the porridge i made very sticky . does that means not enough water? then before i give her i should thin it more with water? or sticky sticky is normal?
when can we give baby the porridge without smashing them up?
Last edited by annie; 28-05-2009 at 01:43 PM.
need to ask pediatrician?? i never . hmm... i just watch my girl.. when she shows interest in my food i start giving her semi solid...how old is your baby?
If she just try out, prob make it slightly watery would be easily to swallow. Just add some hot water if you find it too thick.
Erm.. Depends how well your baby takes the porridge consistency? Iggy up to today, I still blend his porridge but not too fine like before, got slight bits.