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01-16-2007, 02:36 PM
I am probably asking the obvious, but my 9 month old, is very fussy. I usually serve her poureed fruts, but I am running low in inspiration.
She is not nursing now, so she is drinking soy formula.
Bananas constipate her terribly.
She has no teeth yet so finger fruits are tricky. Having said that, she loves to "chew" on celery and carrot sticks, cucumber and bell pepper sticks. Also apples and pears. She recently ate orange (very very messy) and she can manage a ripe pear too.
Would fruit leather be a good choice? Is the homemade leather softer than the store bought one?
Also, I feel I spend the whole day preparing her food, any tips of streamlining ?
01-16-2007, 03:15 PM
Avocados are great for babies!
You can blend up some oats and make her oatmeal.
My daughter has loved toast for quite a while. I buy avarado st. sprouted bread.
Will she drink smoothies? That would be great - then you could throw whatever nutrients you want her to have in ex)veggies!
What about dehydrated mushrooms?
Also have you read about the estrogen content in soy milk? :o I don't know.... I just feel weird about soy.
01-16-2007, 04:44 PM
When you say that bananas constipate her, are you making sure to feed her only ripe bananas? Bananas shouldn't be eaten until they are ripe enough to have brown spots on them.
Any and all fruits that she enjoys are great! Fruit is our natural food. Try making applesauce in a food processor, you can blend it with some dates to make it sweeter.
All the best,
01-16-2007, 08:38 PM
Babies love lots of stuff!!
Be careful for fruit leathers for choking. Sometimes they can be too dry to swallow especially for a baby. :D
Here is a list of foods most babies love:
01-18-2007, 03:56 PM
These recipes are totally safe for a 9 month old. They are out of a cook book I own at home called "The blender bible".
Blueberry Apricot Crumble
1 1/2 cups sliced pitted apricots (4 to 5)
1/2 cup frozen, wild blueberries thawed
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup mixed grains ( like unblanched almonds )
Blend everything but the grains. Sprinkle grains on top and let sit for 5 min until soft.
Avocado, Mango and Lime.
1/2 cup peeled and diced avocado
1/2 cup peeled and diced mango
2 tbs fresh squeezed lime juice.
Blend and store in fridge for up to 1 day.
Avocados offer more protein than any other fruit and are high in essential fatty acids, ideal for baby's development.
There are so many more baby recipes but many involve using cooking or baking one or more items. The above were the only recipes other than just blending 1 single fruit or veggie that didn't need cooking!
02-01-2007, 10:59 AM
I remember feeling similiar when my son was around that age...
that was about the time I started making green smoothies for him. At first, I spoon fed them to him. I put a lot of spinach- ripe banana, pear, peach- any fruit that I had in any combination. Also added avocado for fat, but when I over did the avo, he got a sty....(fat build up is what an herbalist told me.)
in general green smoothies have been a real blessing for me to get him fed in such a way that I feel good about his diet. It gets easier, especially when you are feeding them so well from the beginning and there is no transition.
02-01-2007, 11:24 AM
There are little "bags" that you can get, into which you can put fruit or veggies, and the pulp and juice will come out, but not the skin and such. She can "chew" on it to her little heart's content.
Here's an example of what I'm talking about (hope the link is okay, I'm not affiliated or anything, just giving an idea here): http://www.greatbabyproducts.com/Baby_Fresh_Food_Feeder_p/munc-43101.htm
02-19-2007, 11:09 PM
I could not breast-feed my baby. She is 18 months old now and has been on Nutramigen and Soy most of that time. She has eczema moderately bad. So I've decided to take her off milk and soy altogether. I am giving her a smoothie of 6 fluid oz. coconut water, 1 or 2 tender green lettuce leaves, and a ripe banana. This makes about a 12 oz smoothie, more than some bottles will hold. She eats plenty of other fruits and veggies, though sometimes I do give her cooked rice or steamed broccoli, carrots, asparagus, or even boiled potato (not all of them in one sitting). I am still looking for some guidance myself as I am new to all of this. I've read some wonderful things about coconut water. It is used in other countries on sick babies, and has been used as a plasma substitute for human blood in some cases.
02-19-2007, 11:29 PM
I tried googling the book Baby Greens which I highly recommend!! It focuses on infants-young children. It also has recipes. I got this off the internet but it seems to have the same pages as the book, so I am not sure if this is okay to post. If not, then please remove the link. But considering buying (or checking out the book from the library). :cool:
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