Friday, 27 June 2014

Advice on Introducing Solids - Win a $50.00 Woolworths Gift Card for your Advice!

So earlier on in the week I blogged about my attempts to get the little lady started on solids, which you can read about here.
 
Because the process seems a heck of a lot harder than I remember, I am asking (well practically begging!) for your tips and tricks for getting your baby to eat solids. In exchange for this, you have the chance to win one $50.00 Woolworths Gift Card, so hit me up with your tried and tested advice...

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35 comments:

  1. Go into the whole process expecting mess, spitting out, lots of trial & error. Just having the right mind set makes all the difference. Bub will get there. How about you?

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  2. Rianna Chapman27 June 2014 at 11:18

    Introduce savoury flavours like pureed vegies and cereals first (before fruits) so that bubs doesn't become a total sweet tooth!

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  3. Choose a time to introduce new foods when you and baby are both relaxed, like after her morning feed when she is happy and content. If she does not show interest in a particular food, leave it for a few days and give it another go.

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  4. Be prepared – all babies will make a mess as they learn to eat! Use a plastic bib (with the scoop/trough at the bottom) - best investion ever!

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  5. As mum of three daughters, my advice would be
    Stock up on wipes and bibs as it gets messy!
    And introduce one flavour every few days
    To spot reactions which can show up in different ways
    If at first baby refuses, just try another time
    What they initially think is yukky could then be sublime
    Just take it easy, pick a time that is right
    And soon solid feeding for mum and bub will be a delight!

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  6. Letting them get used to the feel of a spoon in their mouths by giving them a plastic one to play with before you start training for solids - it works wonders!

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  7. With my little one I had a suction type play toy for the high chair that distracted him while I fed him his first solids.

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  8. Get them to watch you eat to get them interested!

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  9. I've found the most success with using my son's teddies to feed him. First they have a go at the food, then they pick it up and offer it to him. It works amazingly well!

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  10. Using the good old aeroplane spoon trick to make them want to open their mouths.

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  11. Making sure there is a routine, always at the table and at meal times.

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  12. Wait until they show an interest in your food before introducing solids. Bring it in slowly and try small amounts of food. Apple puree, rice cereal and mashed avocado are good places to start.

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  13. I have 12 kids and my best advice is to relax, food shouldn't ever be stressful for you or your baby or child.
    Choose a time when they are happy to start and don't go in with high expectations- first tastes are about learning about food and if baby doesn't like it just try again tomorrow. Remember that sometimes it can take several times of offering something for your baby/child to eat it so just keep trying!
    I have never made a big deal about food with any of my kids and they all eat a good variety of foods including vegetables :)

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    1. Don't know where you got that from. Must be a troll :/ Get a life.

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    2. Hi Jessie, I am sorry for the comment made by a reader in response to your entry. I have only just seen this and have deleted.
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  14. Read up on Baby Led Weaning. It was an amazing process for us with our 2nd child. With our first, we did the traditional cereal / purée route and it was utterly painful and stressful.
    The 2nd child never used a spoon in the early days, it was all finger foods, and now at nearly 2.5 yrs he has mastered all of his cutlery, eats everything and anything and is the easiest going child ever! Definitely google / YouTube / research BLW. And enjoy the process!! Prepare for the mess, and know that it all means a fun, stress free experience for your little one!

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  15. If it had bananas in it, then my kids would eat it. Banana and Farex, amazing what you can mush banana up with!!


    Kim
    galwayst@hotmail.com

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  16. Start slowly and try different tastes and textures, most importantly... don't give up!

    Jocelyn R

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  17. Small changes in solid types and frequent attempts

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  18. wait a few days between introducing new foods - too much at once is overwhelming!

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  19. Let your baby have the food when you have your meals. The atmosphere will inspire him to start his solid journey. This method worked on my baby.

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  20. Don't try anything too strong, apple, banana, farex are the best things to start with.

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  21. only start solids if your daughter is showing interest, another indication of when to start is if she has doubled her birth weight! rice cereal is a good starting point, then go from there! Good Luck

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  22. Be patient and just keep trying.

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  23. No tricks... Just slide that high chair up to the family table and put some of the family's food out as a no-pressure infant-led transition!

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  24. Finger food is the way to go - I guess they love smearing it everywhere! I mashed veggies, shaped into small rolls, dipped in egg, rolled in breadcrumbs, and then lightly grilled. Always well received. harrison_deb@hotmail.com

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  25. My kids always wanted what I was eating, so I would always give them a little taste they loved it and got them use to new taste and flavours

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  26. Pay close attention to your baby's mood. Starting the meal when your baby is happy and slightly hungry will lead to much better results than when they are grumpy, tired or over-hungry... just think about how you feel when you're any one of these three things. Not very co-operative, right?!

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  27. Introduce one taste at a time start with the blander flavours as babies have many more taste buds than adults.

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  28. Be prepared for lots of mess, interesting reactions and becoming good friends with a stick blender! I started with plain rice cereal first, then vegetables and fruits. I kept a diary for each child with the dates and reactions from food - which was helpful as two of my children have food allergies. Having a good supply of bibs and wet cloths is a good idea. Most of all take a deep breath, have fun and take some happy snaps of the experience together.

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  29. Toni Kitching - Patience and lots of it!

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  30. Hand held foods are terrific for a starter! A milk arrowroot biscuit in the fist will be chomped on and mulched down in no time and she will develop her tongue and swallow action better that way as she explores the texture and delivery of the food. She will be that much more keen to try out everything that comes on a spoon too as she learns that most things that hit the tongue will be awesome!

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  31. Do it slowly. Give bub a soft spoon to chew on and hold
    Chont froggypants88@hotmail.com

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  32. Part of the process is feel, let your child play with their food, it's a whole new world of discovery.

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  33. Make sure your child have all the fun. It doesn't matter how hard it is to keep him safe but you have to let him have all the fun. After-all its his childhood.

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