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    I'm trying to plan well ahead for when my kiddo will start table food. Any ideas/suggestions for nice, soft/mushy foods that are good for little ones? I have some really vague ideas but need more suggestions from you creative folks. Here's what I thought of so far:

    mashed sweet potato
    bone broth
    guacamole

    Um, what else??

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    How old is baby? They don't need much beyond breast milk until age 1. Just about any fruit/veggie mushed up will do. Get a food mill
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    • #3
      Same thing you eat. No need for mushing it up.
      Once your baby can sit up and take food from you, let them take food off your plate
      Google baby led solids.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
        How old is baby? They don't need much beyond breast milk until age 1. Just about any fruit/veggie mushed up will do. Get a food mill
        Yup and...

        Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
        Same thing you eat. No need for mushing it up.
        Once your baby can sit up and take food from you, let them take food off your plate
        Google baby led solids.
        Yup.
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        • #5
          Baby led weaning is the way to go. My daughter's first food was toast (before I went primal) at 6 months old. Sticks of cooked vege are good to start with because they can hold onto them nicely (carrot, sweet potato, zuchini etc) and slices of avocado and steamed/grilled asparagus, and banana. Strips of steak or bacon or cooked chicken are great. But basically whatever you eat the baby can too. Just don't expect anyone from our parent's generation or older to understand it or even support you in this. Its been totally brainwashed into us that babies can't eat solid food, which in reality is totally untrue. If you've ever spoon fed a baby puree food you'll know that they sometimes choke on that too, its how they learn.

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          • #6
            +1 on the food mill. 20ys ago we just fed the kido what we were eating, mixed it all together in something like this Amazon.com: KidCo Food Mill: Baby

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            • #7
              Totally OT, but funny...

              I have two daughters (6 and 3), about 2 years ago my MIL and GrandMIL had a conversation with me about baby food.

              "Do you know what food you should never give a baby?"

              (Now I'm thinking... oh man is there some food that has an allergy thingy like honey and peanut butter I don't know about?!)

              Me: "What?"

              Them: Hotdogs!

              (honestly confused)

              Me: Why...?

              Them: Because they can CHOKE on them! (bewildered look)

              Me: That's why you cut them the F up!

              SMH....
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              • #8
                When my son was about 9 months he loved gnawing on lamb bones from rack of lamb.
                Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                • #9
                  I actually read it was more likely babies would choke on pureed food, because of the texture, they think they need to suck, which can become a problem.
                  My children during baby led solids, did gag on foods, but they sorted it out quickly. Of course I was always right there so I could have helped had they needed it.

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                  • #10
                    regarding the mushing - what if they have no teeth?
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                    • #11
                      well, they don't have molars until they're two anyway gums are awfully hard things.

                      mine never wanted food till at least 9 months (not counting my eldest cos you always make the most mistakes with them). so we did baby led solids in a way (i don't agree they need to play with the food, that's just a waste. give them a spoon to play with, not the food). also wouldn't give them bacon, too salty (bacon may be made differently in other countries of course )

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                      • #12
                        It should go without saying, but I'm going to say it anyways, since it hasn't come up in this thread yet. You can never, never, NEVER leave a baby alone with these kinds of solids. Not to go to the bathroom, not to throw in a load of laundry... NOTHING! Choking, the real, deadly kind, not the gagging and learning kind, is silent and happens in a few seconds. Even a cooked carrot can break off a chunk and occlude a tiny airway.

                        Baby led solids are a grand idea, but you HAVE to understand the risk and stay present for the process. A worthwhile investment of time, for sure.

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                        • #13
                          Gums are fine for eating pieces of food, my youngest managed fine, as he got teeth after one.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by marthat View Post
                            It should go without saying, but I'm going to say it anyways, since it hasn't come up in this thread yet. You can never, never, NEVER leave a baby alone with these kinds of solids. Not to go to the bathroom, not to throw in a load of laundry... NOTHING! Choking, the real, deadly kind, not the gagging and learning kind, is silent and happens in a few seconds. Even a cooked carrot can break off a chunk and occlude a tiny airway.

                            Baby led solids are a grand idea, but you HAVE to understand the risk and stay present for the process. A worthwhile investment of time, for sure.
                            Of course and I never did leave them alone with food. I did say that earlier

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by marthat View Post
                              It should go without saying, but I'm going to say it anyways, since it hasn't come up in this thread yet. You can never, never, NEVER leave a baby alone with these kinds of solids. Not to go to the bathroom, not to throw in a load of laundry... NOTHING! Choking, the real, deadly kind, not the gagging and learning kind, is silent and happens in a few seconds. Even a cooked carrot can break off a chunk and occlude a tiny airway.

                              Baby led solids are a grand idea, but you HAVE to understand the risk and stay present for the process. A worthwhile investment of time, for sure.
                              Yeah, this baby led solids thing is new to me but I would definitely never leave a baby alone with these kinds of foods...this comes from a woman who watched a relative choking on a piece of steak at a restaurant a while back. (Fortunately my husband successfully performed heimlich maneuver just as a restaurant manager came rushing out to ask if we needed an ambulance).

                              Anyway, my first child expressed interest in solids at what I thought was a very young age - starting at around 4 months old. She'd watch us eat, following the food to our mouths, staring longingly. We brought her with us to a restaurant once and as she sat in her stroller she threw a temper tantrum as she watched me sip on bisque. I literally had to give her a little spoonful to quiet her down. And when she started cruising, I remember one instance when my husband had left a burger on the coffee table while he got up to get something and she quickly tried to cruise over to it, as her mouth hung open in anticipation! LOL!

                              SO I'm trying to plan ahead. Thanks for all your ideas.

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