A New Food Group!

Cottage cheese faceMax is loving his solid food!  The other day J. started him on cottage cheese.  He loved it!  He pounds on the tray to show he wants more.

So, to recap here are the foods he’s had so far (and any tips I have to go along with said item):

  • rice cereal (just a few days at the beginning, and we also use it to thicken up extra juice fruit purees
  • sweet potato (roast for an hour in the oven on a rack, then peel, mush and serve)
  • banana  (freeze extra banana mush in ice cube trays)
  • avocado (mush on its own, or in combo with banana)
  • carrots (use a metal steamer tray, then combine with banana cube)
  • zucchini/squash (steamer tray)
  • peaches (peel, mill, combine with rice cereal to compensate for the juice)
  • apricots (at first I’d take the skin off, now I mill it with skin on)
  • COTTAGE CHEESE!
  • (oh, and he gnawed on some ciabatta crust the other day, but since the crumbs went into his diaper rather than his tummy, I don’t really count that)

Things I’m nervous for no reason about giving him: oatmeal (maybe because I don’t eat it), broccolli, plums (maybe too tart?), strained meats — I don’t even know where to start with this one.

Am I missing any key things that babies love at this stage??

I’m hesitant to go for any of the puffs/baby biscuits type stuff.  It seems like those must be loaded with chemicals to be able to disintigrate in babies’ mouths.  Anyone want to talk me down from that?

Is it time to start with cheerios yet?

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1 Comment

  1. jerseygirl77 said,

    June 26, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    How about plain yogurt? My kids LOVED it at that age, still love it. And they also enjoy broccoli and still eat oatmeal every day for breakfast, so don’t be nervous to try it! As for tart foods like plums, you never know until you try. That goes for pretty much any flavor actually. Alex likes spicy salsa- who’d have thunk it? We’ve never done puffs. Cheerios are basically the same thing and a whole lot cheaper. Even if you get the Cascadian Farms Purely O’s (organic) it’s still a lot cheaper than puffs.

    How about spinach? Peas? Cherries? (cherries are good if he gets a little bound up…) Green beans, pears, applesauce, cantaloupe, cucumber…. It’s great to be introducing solids in the summer when there’s so much fresh produce to choose from!


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