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Time:09:54 am
Hey fellow mommies! I feel like I'm stuck in a rut when it comes to feeding Sophia. I need some recipes - can you girls help me out? Her grandmother has been buying her those "Kid Cuisines" when she has her on Mondays and I really don't want her to have those. Who knows what they put into those "chicken" nuggets. I want to make her some so I can just send those with her when she goes to the grandparents and also to have on hand...

What do you feed your 18 month olds?
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Time:11:35 am
Hi everyone! New here. I have an 11 month old daughter, Sophia who loves to eat. She has 7 teeth and I'm starting in with textures and lumpy foods now. I'm looking for recipes, maybe ones that I can make big batches of and then freeze? Help!
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Time:11:31 pm
I hope this is allowed and you all can help me:

My nephew is 7 months old, breastfed, and is just starting solids. While my sister in law was pregnant I came across a nifty little item that is similar to a pacifier, but instead of a nipple, there is a fine mesh baggie in which Mom can put a piece of fruit or steamed veggie. Baby chews and knaws on the baggie, and only a fine mash of the food comes out (less choking risk, baby can self pace how much he eats). She thought the idea was awesome and I hope to find these dealies before Christmas, when he will really be teething and into solids. Can anyone direct me to them? Thank you so much!

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Subject:Baby Starting Solids
Time:10:48 am
My baby is only 4.5 months old so we are not at this point yet, but I want to be prepared. I want to skip Gerber foods...I just don't feel they are necessary. I feel babies can eat the things we eat with obviously some exceptions. I have read several articles in the past month saying babies can even have spices and there is no need to fix something special for them. Interesting.

So my question is when we start solids how should I start solids? In the beginning should I start more with plain foods (green beans with no seasoning for instance, just mashed up) and gradually work my way up to the stuff that we eat (green beans seasoning) or does it matter? Also, what first food did you feed your children and why did you choose that food?

I have read somewhere (I cannot remember where) that there is a certain order that you are supposed to introduce solids. I think it was veggie, fruit, then meat. Does this mean introduce all veggies before the fruit or introduce one veggie, one fruit, one meat, then back to veggies? I am confused.

When you do get to the meat stage - how do you prepare the meat for the child? Do you blend it?

Also, I know that you are supposed to introduce new foods slowly (even though I have a feeling that at Christmas I am going to have to slap some hands because my mom is already talking about ALL the food my daughter will be able to taste. Um, hello, just because she will be 6 months old a couple days before christmas does not mean to give her a buffet or that she will be ready for solids at that point). How much time in between each food should I wait?

Thank you all in advance.
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Subject:Thoughts on Organic
Time:10:36 am
First, I want to thank the person who suggested mixing applesauce with everything. I was close to throwing the towel on certain important foods, but eats them all with applesauce. I think it is gross, but he likes it : ) I have to adjust my perspective. I used to think "Why will he he only eat applesauce?" I need to be thankful that he loves something as healthy as applesauce.

I am curious how you all feel about organic fruits and veggies. My son started solids very young. At that point I said that he would only eat 100% organic. Then lots of great fruits and veggies came in season. I had a choice between local, amazing produce and not so great organic produce. So I decided it was ok to have local, non organic produce as finger food, but if I am processing and freezing it, it should be organic.

But now I am having a hard time getting asparagus, and that is the one veggie he actually gets excited about. So I am thinking about making a batch of non-organic...

Do you do all organic, or a mix, or do you not worry about organic foods?
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Subject:handy dandy website
Time:02:20 pm
http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/

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Subject:Containers
Time:12:18 pm
I have found that using Gladware's 4ounce containers to freeze, store and reheat babyfood I make to be invaluable. I highly recomend them.
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Subject:A salty experience
Time:08:08 pm
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Something to keep in mind when making baby food is that babies have very sensitive taste buds. They haven't deadend them like we adults have. Foods that might taste bland, or even slightly bitter to us, are quite tasty to babies. Keeping this in mind, I am very light with my seasonings, although, I do use them; even salt.

Unfortunately, one night while I was making green beans, I got a little heavy-handed with the salt. I didn't want to waste the food, yet I also knew it would be to salty. I have also notices that my son isn't too thrilled with strait green beans. I was able to find a solution to the problem. I mixed up some rice cereal, using formula (one could use breast milk to if they are lucky enough to still be producing!) and cut the green beans with that. It sort of made creamed green beans. My son loves it.

So, if you make baby food that is too spicy or your child doesn't like the taste, consider 'creaming' it with formula (or breastmilk) and rice cereal. It might just do the trick.

Green bean recipe

This is truely simple

Green beans with the ends cut off
pour water until it just covers the beans
salt lightly (optional)

Boil until tender, covered. Cool. Blend the beans and the water. Done.
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Subject:A word on Freezing
Time:02:16 pm
I have found that the use of flash freezing with ice cube trays has been a time and life saver. The trays I use, when filled near the brim, hold 1 fluid ounce.

It is important to either cover your ice cube tray shortly after freezing or placing the newly frozen food cubes into freezer bags to help maintain freshness. No one wants to eat freezer flavored foods, especially not baby.

I suggest pulling out the cubes you think you will need for the day and keep them in the refrigerator the night before. Use them within 24 hours to maintain freshness and tastiness.

If you need to do a quick defrost, try one of the two options below:

1) Put cube(s) into a baggy and place in hot water bath.

2) If you do not already own some, invest in some pyrex custard cups. Place hot water half way up in one cup, and nest the second cup inside the first. Place the cube of food in the top cup. This will help thaw the food. It also works as a convenient food warmer.
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