Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: anon | 2011-11-07

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starting solids

my baby is now 7 months old - when he was 6 months i started him with solids - but he is not a fan of the veges - he hates butternut or pumpkin - he is ok with the carrots and hates apples - what must i do? i am so worried?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

There is no need to worry. As long as your baby is gaining weight and is happy on his formula all is well. He will also be on his cereal now and you can gradually find out which vegetables and fruit he likes. Introduce him to new foods when he is ready.

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Posted by: KM | 2011-11-09

Hi,
I''ve heard of a cookbook written by Jerry Seinfeld''s wife who also struggled getting her 3 kids to eat veggies. It''s called " Deceptively Delicious" . It has recipes of Brownies with carrots in it and chicken nuggets with baby marrow in it. Haven''t tried it myself as my baby is only 3 months old, but I''m going to get one once he is old enough to enjoy solids!

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Posted by: anon | 2011-11-07

thankx - i do make my own food for him at home.

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Posted by: Star | 2011-11-07

Make your own veggies, my boy is not ''n big fan of the shop bought stuff, but have you tasted it? There alot of nice ideas in the baby mags, or improvise yourself. Carrots, pumkin, patato, brocoli, peas &  corn (frozen) mixed veg (frozen) is all stuff I cook together with either mince (lean) or chicken and then mix up. I cook a a few days worth at a time. Fruit I cook aplles and pears myself in rooibos tea, mashed up bananna, dried apricots boiled in rooibos tea. The bananna and apples I either give seperate or mixed together or mixed with plain yogurt, same with the apricots. Everything freezes really well in ready made servings or ice cube trays. The apricots also mixes very well with rice cereal. I get most of my insperation from the purity labels and then just go make it myself. Play around. What he doesn''t like the one day he might like in a few days.

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