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Monday, June 5th, 2006
3:49 pm
I'm trying to figure out how to do rhubarb.  I thought I had a recipe book marked, but it seems I don't.  And I've searched for one, and can't seem to find a recipe.  What should I mix it with?  Apples? Blueberries? Suggestions anyone?
Saturday, April 15th, 2006
1:57 pm
Has anyone?
Ventured into meats?

I got a stern lecture from a friend that my son should be eating meats already. The jarred foods have chicken & rice, chicken broth, turkey & vegetables etc. labelled for his age/stage - however, I refuse to give him jarred foods.

Really, I don't think my 6 month old NEEDS meat as long as we're giving him a balanced diet full of variety. I was thinking of introducing meats when he finally cuts some teeth.

What have you ladies done/plan to do?

Current Mood: curious
Friday, April 14th, 2006
7:02 pm
Has anyone researched into giving tofu to children?

I bought some tofu, and it's not the kind I normally get so the texture is turning me off. I don't want to waste it - and I was wondering what, if anything, could I make with tofu that my 6 month old son might enjoy?


Current Mood: happy
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
6:53 am
Food preparation
When Coop was younger and I was making his babyfood, I often made more than I needed and froze portions in ice cube trays. Once frozen I would pop them out and put them in baggies.

Now that he is older and eating real food, I do something similar. I often make him batches of things like rice with tofu and vegetables, organic mac & cheese with brocolli or spinach added in, homemade soups, pasta with chickpeas and veggies and sauce etc.

I portion out a meal or two and put it in the fridge, and the rest I divide into muffin pans (using the tin-foil type liner) and freeze. With some foods, I don't even need the muffin pan, I just use the tin-foil muffin paper and then freeze inside a tupperware container or something else firm enough to help give it shape (one large container and I put the "muffins" up against each other to support their shape)

Once frozen I pop them out of the pans and put them into baggies. They make perfect 1/2 cup serving sizes, and it is easy to just take one out at a time to defrost.

Anyone else have useful hints?
Friday, August 19th, 2005
12:33 pm
Hi everyone :) My name is Christine and my son, Xander (Alexander) is just about 7 months old (1/21/05). We started solids around 5 months (he was SO ready lol) and have been trying new things a couple times a week. I have mainly been using jarred foods because I wasn't sure I would have the time to make his food, plus, I wanted to just be able to buy one or two jars and make sure he liked it. I still plan on doing that for a little while too. I like the idea of making food now though, I made apple sauce for him a couple days ago (I knew he already liked it) and it went over nicely :) Plus, now instead of $0.30 spent on 1 jar (or a couple dollars if I get the regular jar) I spent a few cents on two apples and filled an ice tray .. nice! lol ...

So far, Xander likes Oatmeal (w/bananas), Sweet Potato, Corn, Carrots, Green Beans ("spiced" with a little apple sauce), Apple, Pear, Peach, Banana ... He hates Peas ... I mean, HATES lol.

So, here I am .... looking for ideas and recipes :)
Tuesday, June 28th, 2005
10:10 pm
So what's the truth?

One website says: Don't make your baby homemade beets, turnips, carrots, collard greens or spinach because they can contain high levels of nitrates, which can cause anemia (low blood count) in babies. If you give your baby commercially prepared baby food from a jar, the starter foods are called Stage 1 foods.

Another says: There is nothing wrong with homemade carrots. In order for the nitrates in the carrots to be even remotely dangerous to the baby the baby would have to be eating nothing but carrots for weeks on end......which would be dangerous and lead to malnutrition anyway.
Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
10:24 pm
what kind of things would you/did you/are you feed(ing) a baby that's a year old?
Thursday, May 19th, 2005
8:03 pm
Now we add broccoli and barley cereal to our list of solid foods Calvin has eaten. He is really starting to get into it too. He grabs for the spoon and holds it with his hand as he eats. He kind of sucks and chews on the spoon for a while. He is doing great! What fun. Oh and the green mess all over is adorable. I love being a mom :) Oh thanks aughraseye for the great tips. The extras are in the freezer in ice trays now.
3:06 pm
I have been saving all kinds of glass gars for the exciting moment my son will start eating solids. I can't wait to start making him veggies. What are the baby food making necessities? What is the best way to puree the food? Keep the food?
Wednesday, April 13th, 2005
3:10 pm
A few days ago I was looking for a good recipe for fruit muffins that would be good for baby and no one had any suggestions, so... I experimented and this is what I came up with. I thought I'd share it with all of you. They're pretty good. My daughter, who's almost 11 months old now, absolutely loves them.

Recipe...Collapse )
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005
10:32 am
I just wanted to let everyone know about the Ultimate Chopper that my husband bought me a week ago or so. It is the best friggin' thing ever and it purees the babyfood in about 15 seconds to the consistency of the jarred food. I love it and for $40 it was well worth the purchase. I would recommend it to all mothers who make their own babyfood. I'm in love with mine, it's so so fast, easy and is way less bulky than the blender or regular processors. I got mine at Target, gotta love that place. I LOVE MAKING BABY FOOD!!! I love being a mommy!!!
Friday, April 1st, 2005
11:33 am
Hi -- Any good recipes (meaning you've tried them and they taste good) for fruit muffins or fruit breads that don't have eggs and a whole lot of sugar?
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005
1:14 pm
Anyone know if there's a way to steam veggies if you don't own a steamer or a steaming basket? Or can I cook them some other way?

(Trying to make green beans for Noah's next baby food trial)
Saturday, January 1st, 2005
2:21 pm
Monday, December 27th, 2004
4:27 pm
just joined
Hi everyone,

I've just joined. My son Alexander is a little over 6.5 mos old. I started him somewhat regularly on solids a couple of weeks ago or so. So far he's had zucchini, spinach, bananas, applesauce, sweet taters, yam, a little bit of potatoes and carrots. Everything has been pureed in a mini food processor. Last night was the first time I tried to combine items. I tried a bit of meat with his spinach and potato - that didn't go over very well.

I'm still breastfeeding and I think the food is making him a little constipated ... but when he goes, he explodes. I'm trying to breastfeed before and after then give him some water.

What liquids do you use when you puree? I haven't added anything. I'm thinking that I need to put more liquids in the foods I make.
Friday, December 10th, 2004
9:10 am
Feeding time at the zoo (x posted)
So as some of you may know, I started Jonathan on solids this week. I was planning on trying to go until 6 months but it was becoming obvious that he needed more than he was getting through breast milk. He wasn't waking in the night but he wasn't gaining weight as quickly and after a feed he would still be routing around for more. I know my breasts still have a good supply and he was emptying them and still not satisfied. Another sign was his fascination with food. He would watch us eat and try to reach out for our food at times. On Saturday he successfully grabbed a piece of my bread and tried to get that to his mouth too. Some of the putting things in his mouth will be related to teething but I am pretty sure some is related to hunger and being ready for solids.

I started him on Pears on Monday (when he was exactly 4 months old). He took them pretty well. So well that he wanted more after he had taken 40mls of pears. I didn't give it to him though because all the books say start with only 2 teaspoons and work your way up. I am trying to follow the books recommendations but the trouble is Jonathan is still hungry. I have already started him on a second food as of today (carrots) and he is now having 2-3 meals a day after a breast feed. I am still giving him 6 breast / EBM feeds a day. Unfortunately I still think he is hungry and I am not sure what to do next.

He has started waking up in the nights at 3:30am seeking out food. I have got and/or read several books related to weaning but it seems that he is outside of what they say. Does anyone have any suggestions or helpful hints for me? He is pretty good with food and will take it rather easily. He has only vomited some food back up once and I think that was because he had taken too much. I am interesting in seeing what worked for you and / or if you had a monster (large) baby who followed similar paths.

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, October 26th, 2004
2:37 pm
A new parenting community

I just created a new Christian parenting community called peacefulparents .  It shows a Christian perspective on attachement parenting, positive parenting and gentle discipline and is a good place for parents who are just at peace in this parenting style to share experiences and encourage one another. You don't have to be a Christian to join, although membership must be approved. I hope you will check it out and consider joining!


Current Mood: bouncy
Monday, October 11th, 2004
2:03 pm
Hi, I'm the Mom of a 4 1/2 month old daughter. I plan to make all of her food, starting sometime in November. I have a few questions about starting solids and what foods to make. Do I have to start her out on cereal or can I go straight to fruits and/or veggies? I was thinking something like sweet potatoes or some sort of winter squash. Do I just boil it and then puree? Also, at what age is it safe to start introducing tofu? Eventually, I'd like to mix it in with her veggies/fruits.
Saturday, August 7th, 2004
7:31 pm
Home Child Care
Me and my husband watch a 7 month old and a 2 1/2 yo during the day. We also have a 2 month old that won't be eating solids for a while *or atleast I hope not* But the 2 1/2 yo's mom doesn't send snacks, and seems to "forget" everytime we remind her of this.. What kind of food can i make to feed them? Preferably something thats either the same for both, or includes the same ingredients so its easy to make.... I really dont like feeding the 7month old the cereal because its OBVIOUS he doesn't like it.. and the 2 1/2 yos got angry with me for watering down her juice and not putting chocolate in her milk =/ ACK!!!
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004
4:19 pm
Just wondering...
I keep hearing people in this community talking about making baby food and freezing it in ice cube trays - because each "cube" is about an ounce. I was looking at the different trays at the store the other day, and there are some with 14 dividers, as well as some with 16 or 18. So which ones are the 1 ounce cubes, because the full tray is the same size, but the cubes are different?

Also, when you freeze them, do you cover the trays with Saran or just stick them in the freezer like water trays?

Thanks, ladies =)

(this time I'll really post it here and not in my journal!)
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