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; i thought of using blender also cos using the strainer too tedious.. maybe shall try it next time. i dont ...
i thought of using blender also cos using the strainer too tedious.. maybe shall try it next time.
i dont have non stick pot .. if so i got to go buy.. any ways to prevent sticking using those normal metal pot??
Anyway, stirring continuously while cooking will help sticking to the metal pot but very tedious to keep stirring for so long... Why not invest in a small slow cooker? You can use it for quite long coz baby will be eating porridge for quite a while.
If porridge is too sticky, you can add a little hot water to it to desired consistency. Too sticky might be difficult for young baby to swallow. Too watery some babies dont like (like my Alicia).
Last edited by snowbear; 28-05-2009 at 10:07 PM.
ooh.. i thought need to get pediatrician check before we can intro solid.. scare me...
my girl also dont like watery food.. she will blow bubbles at the spoon if i feed her anything too watery...but .. puree also using blender . so those will acuse wind also? or its just porridge? for brown rice, actually can grind up the rice into powder before cooking so that it will be soft n pasty right? i was wondering wats the diff between brown rice cereal n brown rice porridge.. just consistency? cos from those ang mo site, its said to grind up the powder before cooking for brown rice cereal.. then for brown rice porridge, the cooking method seems to be the same as white rice porridge...
slow cooker wont stick to the bottom? non stick pan also wont stick? means i buy either one is ok? what else can a slow cooker do? eg cook soup?
For blending puree, i use both the food processor and the sieve. Sometimes just push thru the sieve after blending coz there may be some bits that are not even and a young baby will not be able to take those slightly bigger bits.
Slow cooker can be used to cook soup too. Rice grains dont get stuck to the cooker. You can turn it on and go out for about 2-3 hours and come back to a porridge meal for your dear daughter!
ooh.. i didnt buy food processor. i bought a food mill instead. the miller is meant to make things into powder and/or paste so i suppose brown rice is ok too.. so far ive only use it to grind oats n it works fine. for puree i also use that. so far its good n convenient hehe.
ok shall look into slow cooker! thanks!
snowbear, do you use those plastic bib for alicia during her meal time? i find that the bib(those with fix shape. hard plastic with a holder below to catch their spill food) dosent goes very well with the bumbo seat plus table cos the table's height too close to their chest then the bib always sit on the table n push her neck up lol. so now i dont use the table.. just feed her on the bumbo seat.. im thinking of buying those plastic bib tops. those which includes the vest as well n a holder below to catch the food(soft plastic. not those hard ones. im using the hard ones). have you tried that before? which do you recommend?
Anyway, after using bibs for a couple of months i stopped using them coz she hardly dirties herself nowadays... so dont buy too many bibs..
wow.. i read that babies are messy eater till 2-3 yrs old! your alicia very clean .. so envy.. my girl loves to put her hands into her mouth full of food then wipe on her chair or anything near her eg table legs! then as usual.. spalsh her food everywhere by blowing bubbles...when she sick i give her medicine she also blow bubbles.. god knows how much medicine she swallow...
i bought only one plastic hard bib.. then was thinking of buying the soft one. 1 also . the plastic one can simply wash under running tap.. the soft one can ? or i need to wipe it? my girl loves to look around so the hard plastic bib sometimes goes crocked n then she will dirty her clothes.. so i was wondering if the soft one can cover more?
ya, i understand how the bib can go crooked and dirty her clothes. If you're concerned about that, you can buy those plastic vest type (can wear like a normal garment). Ikea in Sg sells. I'm not sure if you can find that easily in Japan...
ya can get it easily here. i was thinking of that hehe. my girl is wearing her saliva bib 27/7 since 6 weeks old cos she drools alot n also blowing bubbles make her clothes wet... i hope can stop wearing bib for her soon though...
Alaric oni 10-25 percentile. pediatrician said his weigh gain is slow. I ask about feeding cereal she said ok. Then i said can put in bottle or not mix with milk she said better let him sit and i feed him using spoon so he learn something new. But the thing is i am all alone at home and it is difficult to hold Alaric in a sitting position while his back muscle still weak cannot sit up still.
What is your advise?
For cereal izzit but those frisocream one?
dont need to get frisocream. There are other cereals that can be eaten from 4months. The si shen brown rice powder if i'm not wrong can be eaten by 4 month old. My sister In law and my neighbour fed their daughters with it at 4 months and i think the box also indicates that it's ok for 4-month-olds. Eu yan sang also sells brown rice powder but i'm not sure if that can be consumed by 4-month-olds.
yes use bumbo. my girl sits on her bumbo well without pillows when she was 2mths old.. cos the bumbo not big.. she sit inside just nice. no need pillows.
yea my girl also spit out(more to blowing bubbles with the food) at first or when she is not interested even sometimes now. some babies not used to taking solid. need more time. my girl 1st month of taking solid dont really open her mouth... very difficult to feed her. now she opens her mouth big big for food! lol
girls, how should out babies feeding schedule be like? should we be giving porridge(carbo) for all 3 meals or just 1 meal? cos i see books and online... their samples of a feeding schedule is something like below:
Feeding schedule and sample meal plan for 6-7 months baby
Breakfast: 4-6 tablespoons baby cereal, 6-8 oz breast milk feeding or formula
Mid-morning: 2-4 oz breast milk feeding or formula
Lunch: 2-4 tablespoons cooked strained vegetables (carrots, squash, green beans), 6-8 oz breast milk feeding or formula
Mid-afternoon: 4-6 oz breast milk feeding or formula
Evening snack: 2-4 tablespoons cooked fruits (applesauce, pears or bananas)
Dinner: 2-4 tablespoons cooked strained vegetables or rice cereal, 6-8 oz breast milk feeding or formula
so means one meal carbo (cereal/porridge), one meal veg, one meal fruits then dinner carbo again? so far ive been feeding my girl cereal+fruits sometimes in the morning then lunch porridge+veg+fruits sometimes...am i giving her too much carbo in this case? and too little veg and fruits? cos i always mix with her cereal and porridge.. not in a single meal like the sample above..
btw, how much is 1 tablespoon? 1 ice cube?
Last edited by annie; 03-06-2009 at 05:01 PM.