Starting Solids

Discussions about the transition to solid food, including baby-led weaning, making your own baby food, nutrition and more.

Anonymous posted in Food & Cooking Yesterday

Protein Bc of low thyroid from blood test

For your 15 month what proteins did you give him. He loves peanut butter so that’s good and he drink milk mix with a 4th of chocolate pedicure. What other stuff can I give him to up his protein. He likes chicken but idk what other meat I can give him without spitting it out?

  • PK
    Yesterday

    Tofu

  • Diana
    Yesterday

    Beans and legumes, fish and so on

My toddler doesn't have an appetite.

My child hasn't been wanting to eat the past coupe of weeks. He will eat yogurt and drink milk along with some fruits. But he will not easy an actual meal. Not even his favorite foods. Have any of you experienced this?

  • Kimmy
    Sunday

    Going through the same thing atm

  • Kait
    Yesterday

    Yup. Toddlerdom at its finest! Offer dinner for breakfast and vary what you offer. Still doesn’t work all the time though!

How to get a toddler to eat veggies

  • Laura
    Monday

    I read that sometimes picky eaters need to see a vegetable multiple times on their plate before they will try it. It's fine if they want to play with the food, but not to try and force it. It's helpful if they see you eating the same foods. I started presenting the same vegetables on my son's tray multiple days in a row, and now he's eating a few different veggies.

  • Diana
    Yesterday

    Does your toddler see you eating veggies?

Hi all! My 8 month old is refusing to pick up wet foods (like broccoli or spinach).

I haven’t been so good with starting her off on that food (she is only now having two front teeth coming in, and I figured it would be too hard to chew those type of foods but her daycare teacher is now saying otherwise). Any recommendations on how to make her start picking up that food?

  • Spencer
    Saturday

    Make sure its organic, my son can tell the difference. Loves spinach sautéed in light butter with lil salt and dash of pepper. Its one of his staples

  • Aje
    Saturday

    My son insisted on using utensils since 11 months. He would only eat broccoli or other veggies in purée form but he ate whole chicken and everything else. He just refused to eat the veggies not puréed. I wanted him to eat them so I started giving it to him in both forms (as others said I steamed the broccoli florets). Eventually he was curious to try it and I don’t have to purée anymore. I woul... More

Real foods

My almost 2 year old won’t eat any kind of food that is like for a meal 🤦🏻‍♀️ he will eat junk all day long & cereal, but when it comes to mealtime he wants babyfood. I’ve even tried not giving it to him but I couldn’t let him starve & he refused to eat what we gave him. Any advice?

  • Anonymous
    Friday

    He isn’t going to starve. You are the parent. You set the tone of what and when food is served. He is not walking his little tushie to the store and buying junk. You’re giving it to him. Take the choice away and replace it with something you’d rather he ate.

  • Lulu
    Friday

    @Bree what kind of cup do you put smoothie in?

Anonymous posted in Food & Cooking Thursday

foods for one year olds?

my daughter just turned one and hasn’t tried much other than baby food. She’s also had pasta, but i’m afraid to feed her more table foods in fear she’ll choke. Any tips?

  • T
    Friday

    We did baby led weaning from 6.5m. Feed baby the same things you’re eating sized so they can pick up & feed them self.

  • Jessica
    Friday

    Avocado for sure! Teething biscuits and puffs, steamed veggies, tofu, diced chicken pieces, scrambled eggs!

9 month old spits food back out just to self feed 🤦🏾‍♀️

Our 9 month old eats pretty good, we try to let her self feed for the most part, but whenever we feed her something she likes to spit it out or grab it out of her mouth with her little pinchers and feed herself. Is this normal? Can I teach her not to do it?

  • Madison Mertz
    Thursday

    She’s independent. Trust me, my sons always been the same way.

  • Aye
    Thursday

    With solids we’d let her feed herself, but she more tears it apart, stares, eats a little and drops it 😅 it’s just when it comes to oatmeal and other foods that need to be spoon fed, but I guess it’s time to start letting her try to do it on her own.

My girl turned 1 today what are some new foods she could try on her birthday? 🎉

  • Rebecca
    Thursday

    What hasn’t she tried? Honestly, if you don’t know of any allergies so far, go for it! I made chili last night and my 15 month old was totally into it. She didn’t have it as her main meal, but she had several bites of mine. I get a snack pack from the internet sometimes and she loves trying new crackers and things. If I try it, she does too!

  • Laura
    Thursday

    Honey, since that's the only food you can't eat until you're one

Anonymous posted in Food & Cooking Thursday

Eating solids

I have a 6 month old who will be turning 7 months in a few days she’s been on solids for about a month and a half all ready . my husband and I were curious if eggs were ok for her to eat. Any ideas?

  • Rebecca
    Thursday

    Yeah, as long as you wait a couple days after the eggs before trying something else new, you’re good. Scrambled is best, no runny eggs. We let our LO try everything but honey before 1. We even started the whole milk around 11 months- a gradual switch. Now she loves peanut butter, eggs, strawberries, you name it.

  • Rivi
    Friday

    Our ped said to introduce them earlier. (Around 7/8 months) also w peanut butter. ❤️

Child won’t eat

My child is almost 20 months old and the past like 2 weeks he won’t eat more than 5 bites of anything or won’t eat it at all. He only will eat like chips or crackers between meals and wakes up 2 or 3 times for a bottle during the night. Tried letting him cry it out but he absolutely won’t give up. Any ideas would be great!

  • Savannah
    Thursday

    Cut out the snacks and only give him healthy/ nutritious foods. This way if he isn’t eating much you know he at least had something healthy. I would also suggest taking him off of the bottle completely... at that age there is no need for a bottle anymore and could also be the reason he won’t eat, he simply wants the bottle. We had a similar issue with my daughter when she was younger, and cutti... More

  • Z
    Friday

    Kids won’t actually let themselves starve, so if they don’t eat for a bit (or only eat a little), there’s usually a reason. They’ll eat when they get hungry enough.

Help with feeding solids!

Hi new here, I have a 13 month old boy and need help with feeding. He eats solids, but all he really eats are carrots and peas. How can I get him to eat actual heaviest foods without him throwing it on the ground and not trying anything?

  • Michelle
    Wednesday

    I feed mine baby food still as his main form of nutrients....or whatever I’m eating which he readily tries more of every day.

  • Christa
    Thursday

    I would caution at 13 months being on tons of baby food, because of recent recalls... though they have been kept pretty hush hush, I would start offering more of a solid food base than not. Your pediatrician should have given the clear to go ahead on solids of some sort by now. The more you can introduce now, and the wider varieties will offer him a better and healthier relationship with food. ... More

Reintroducing food

My son ate apples (at 5.5 months) one time and broke out in a rash on his upper body and really red cheeks. I told the pediatrician and he told me to reintroduce apples to him again soon. Has anyone done this with a food baby was allergic to? How long should I wait? He will be 7 months old tomorrow.

  • Julie
    Wednesday

    My sister had the same reaction 37 years ago when my mom gave her applesauce for the first time! I grew up on a farm and we had an apple orchard there that’s never seen a pesticide so in her case it was the apples themselves. At the time the pediatrician told my mom to try again in a month. She did and still saw the same reaction. She waited 6 more weeks and my sister was fine:).

  • Amanda
    Wednesday

    The same thing happened to my son when we first introduced him to apples. After a while it stopped happening. I think it's because of the acid in the apples. It seems common to me so don't worry. 😊

Baby food/ bottles

What is a good schedule on giving baby food but still keeping bottles. My baby is 6 months and I try to give her baby food but when I do she doesn’t want much of a bottle. Trying to figure out a schedule.

  • Brenda
    Dec 03

    Solids was at noon and 6ish when my little one was 6 months old n breastfed in between whenever hungry. Now he eats solids 3 times a day but breakfast is always just breastmilk.

  • Josh
    Dec 04

    We found that it’s much easier to get our babies to eat solids / new foods when they’re hungry, so we have always done food at meal times and then the bottle immediately after they’ve had their food. It’s worked well for us.

Scrambled eggs...

At how many months did you start giving your baby scrambled eggs?

I need a plan to wean off my toddler. I need to sleep. Any recommendations?

  • Ira
    Dec 02

    How old is your little one?

  • Elena
    Dec 02

    I'm guessing from breast and 1yr old I see on your name so if that's the case. If you breast feed 3 times a day you can take a meal out a day starting from morning and ending at the night time.make a bord with 3 squares and explain your you will be removing a meal a d let him/her know what's coming last night feeding is over a d there is no fuss about it surprise him/her with a sma... More

Probiotics

Are there some safe probiotic powders out there I could give my 18month old in his water?

  • Ivana
    Dec 02

    It’s not in powder form, but we’ve been using bio gaia probiotic and vitamin d drops since before me daughter was even one and still more than a year later. Her pediatrician recommended it and we’re happy!

  • Jennifer
    Dec 02

    We use the culturelle brand power for my son. Helps with poopy diapers and seems to keep him from not getting sick as much

Solid Food

My son has been eating pureed food for a while now and has 2 teeth, at what age can he start trying to chew semi soft foods?

  • Raven
    Dec 02

    Thank you all so much these were all things I had wondered but I didnt think to ask at my sons 6month. He is now 8 months and clearly wants our food so we will be starting today!

  • Brenda
    Dec 03

    They can start as early as 6 months even before teeth. The rule of thumb when starting soft foods is if you can squash it with ur fingers, they'll be able to mush it with the roof of their palate n tongue without a problem. Just be careful on how much ur giving them at once, some take a while to finish whatever was in their mouths. Safe to try avocados, bananas, veggies super steamed or c... More

Home made baby foods

I usually give my baby fruits, veggies, baby oatmeal / cereal . I want to start expanding it more to mixing / blending different things together . Any fruits & veggies I can mix and still taste good ? Or any baby snacks / ideas you do ? P.S : my baby is 6 months .

Feeding

My daughter just turned 6 months so I am going to start giving her purred foods. How much do you start off with? I have the baby bullet and already made some food for her and each of those containers are 2 ounces.

  • Dai
    Nov 30

    I started off with the same amount of oz as he was drinking in milk and went adding if I saw he wanted more

  • Brenda
    Dec 03

    When I started solids I only did 3 spoonfuls from the kids spoon n I went from there.

Picky eater

My son is almost 14 months and a very picky eater. He eats fruit, cereal, yogurt, crackers, and cucumber. Occasionally some pasta. He absolutely refuses meat of any kind. Any suggestions on how to get him to try more foods? He hates being hand-fed; he wants to do everything independently. I can’t even trick him by hiding a new food amongst the preferred. He finds it and picks it out. Then hands... More

  • Skye
    Nov 30

    You can try beans in place of meat for now. Will he eat tuna or eggs?

  • Anonymous
    Nov 30

    My son is also like this. He eats cherrios (any kind), peanutbutter cackers, otmeal and apple sauce everyday Bc that’s what he want. Sometimes I can get him to eat chicken nuggets or carrots and pees. Or even corn and Mac and cheese. But sometimes he don’t want to try it Bc he thinks it’s something new even though he had it before.

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