Jump to content

This is my fourth bub, you would think I should know all this by now!


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 3mummy3

Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

My fourth baby is 6mths old and started solids a little over 4mths. He took pretty well to rice cereal and purees of sweet potato, carrots, brocolli, pear, banana and apple. But now I find myself unsure of where to go from here. Ive done this three times before but still Im asking the question Just what do I feed my baby? My older kids are 14,12 and 8 so granted it has been a while but surely I should still be able to figure this out!!!
Here is what he has eaten today so far:
Breastfeeds at midnight, 4.30am, 9.30am, 12.45pm, 4.30pm

Breakfast 1/2 a weetbix made with warm formula, 1/2 piece of toast chewed on with margarine (8.45)

Lunch 1/4 of banana mashed with some formula and a couple of teaspoons of rice cereal (12.20)

Dinner Im not sure because we will be out for kids activities so might skip it and just give him a chunk of brocoli to chew on when we eat our dinner around 7pm

So what do you think of this? Im thinking probably margarine isnt the best thing to be putting on his toast but not sure what else to use? He has had avacado before  but willavacado keep cut up  in the fridge to use again because i dont want to be using a tiny amount and chucking the rest, doesnt it discolour though pretty much as soon as you cut it?
Im still at the point where im not fussed if he misses a meal here and there but maybe i should be ensuring he has three meals a day by now?
He has also had natural yoghurt and grated cheese.
What else can i be feeding him? He hasnt had meat yet, is is time to introduce that?

#2 Fairey

Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

I think it sounds like I should really crank it up a notch with feeding solids to my DD  wwhistle.gif

To me it sounds like your son is getting a lot of variety. Hopefully others will have more helpful advice (I'm a first timer!)

#3 iwanttosleepin

Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:51 AM

I think you are overthinking it.
At 6 mths I'd pretty much give a 'baby' version of whatever the family is eating.
cut up vegetables, meat, pasta, bread etc.
My kids loved scrambled eggs at that age!

#4 Madnesscraves

Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:54 AM

You can freeze avocado original.gif

#5 veggiepatchfamily

Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:33 AM

Sounds good to me.
With DS 2 he just gets what ever we are eating wizzed upwith some breast milk or boiled water in the magic bullet.
You can start introducing meats and fish now.
I will make a batch of spag bol (just mince and a can of herbed tomatoes and boiled spaghetti) then blend it up and freeze it in cubes (I have nifty little baby food trays with lids) then pop them into a freezer zipped bag and take out as needed.
I've also done chicken and apricots in the fry pan then blended with boiled rice and frozen.
There are some great baby food websites!

Another trick is to see what the premade baby foods are and copy to make your own (minced lamb, mashed potato & pea).


#6 !momo!

Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:16 AM

Avacado on toast is a real favourite here. I by small avacados and cut the very top off the avacado and use it like a spread then put in an air tight container in the fridge. The bit that is exposed to the air  discolours but its only the surface and can be scrapped off. I have had avacados last a week this way. I also really like avacado on toast myself. I've heard that you should try to keep the seed in as long as possible to keep it fresh.



#7 3mummy3

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:03 AM

Momo and madnesscraves thanks for the tips re avacados!
Vegiepatchfamily, great idea about copying the store bought baby food varieties!
Iwanttosleepin, i think you're right that Im overthinking things, i should just give him what we are eating when appropriate. Scrambled eggs is a good idea, he did actually have some quiche the other night so has tried eggs before.
Fairey how old is your dd? Has she started solids and if so what is she having?

#8 riwybo

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:12 AM

My son loved tuna mornay (slightly pureed) at 6 months for dinner,as well at rice with puree veggies.
As for avocado, it keeps fine for a couple days if you leave the pip in & put the halves back together & wrap up once you're finished. But like a pp said it can be frozen.
For breakfast I always did weetbix with banana & as a pp said eggs is a good idea too. I think butter on toast is fine. You can try some.spreads too like jam or vegemite.

Edited by riwymk, 09 February 2013 - 09:13 AM.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Australia's top baby names of 2014

The numbers have been crunched and it's official: Australian parents are having a bit of an 'O' moment.

As a guilty mum: the best advice for treating head lice

Just like a horror movie ... THEY'RE BAAAAAACK. So what works in treating and avoiding head lice and nits?

No, having a dog is not like having a human child

It's obvious these people dote on their pets, but they're barking up the wrong tree.

Confirmed: Kate Middleton is in labour

The Duchess of Cambridge is in the early stages of labor at St Mary's Hospital.

Baby-led weaning worked for us

My baby wasn't interested in food - until we tried something new. Now she's eating it all, and it often comes from my plate.

Parenting an early walker

Watching your child take their first wobbly steps is one of the best parenting highs you'll ever experience. But with that high comes a new reality.

Overdue and over it

A watched womb never labours ... or at least mine didn't.

'Paralysed bride' becomes a mum

Rachelle Friedman Chapman was preparing to marry the man of her dreams when tragedy struck four years ago.

Why the royal baby will look more like Prince Philip than Prince William

No matter what the occasion the world always seems to be waiting for Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Surprise baby born on toilet

Discovering your wife has just given birth on the toilet would be a surprise for anyone. But the shock would be even greater if neither you or your partner knew you were expecting a baby.

5 spooky photos with babies and children

These five photos show some ghostly images - but are they real? Do you believe in the spirit world?

Does it matter how much time you spend with your children?

Does spending more time with your kids help their development? This is a more complex topic than it may seem.

Rare condition diagnosed during optional scan

A mother who opted for a 4D scan late in pregnancy discovered her unborn baby had a rare brain disorder.

Cleveland captives speak about their decade of terror - and their futures

"I think we were just tired of people talking, trying to tell our stories, and they had no idea, no clue, what we went through."

Proof it's impossible to not join in a toddler's laughter

They say laughter is the best medicine. If that's true Tom Fletcher and his son should live long, healthy lives.

How I really feel about my drug-free birth

Do I feel 'smug'? No. Nor do I feel remotely superior. Each birth was valid and valuable in its own right, producing, as it did, a healthy baby.

How to talk about your pregnancy at work

The workplace isn't always a friendly place for pregnant women. Yet working women inclined to conceal a pregnancy from prying coworkers may be better off opening up and carrying on, according to a new study.

Tell us your story to win!

To celebrate Mother's Day this year we are giving you the chance to win one of five great prizes simply by telling us your story.

The Goss

Sonia Kruger: 'One baby is enough'

The popular TV host has no plans for a sibling for her new daughter Maggie.

Where to get help to help your baby sleep

There is so much pressure about having a baby who sleeps 'all night' , it's no wonder you worry about your baby if she wakes in the night.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Playtime guide:

A new area on our site for all your playtime and learning fun with baby - specially brought to you by Fisher-Price Play IQ?. PLUS your chance to win a year's supply of toys.

Vintage baby names having a comeback

What makes some names have comebacks while others silently fade into oblivion? A few factors come into play.

How to play with your newborn

Even though they're immobile and can't speak, there are plenty of ways you can engage and communicate with your newborn to stimulate their physical, cognitive and emotional development.

Building your baby’s confidence

What is a confident baby? A child that feels secure and safe.

Mum of six faked cancer to get donations, police claim

Elizabeth Edmonds' husband posted some devastating news on Facebook last year.

I'll admit it: I have last child parenting fatigue

If you're a new mum and feeling ignored by the older mum/the old hand/the has-been, please know, it's not you, it's me. Blame the last child parenting fatigue.

Cobie Smulders speaks about her battle with ovarian cancer

The 'How I Met Your Mother' star has revealed that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 25 - and was told she'd never conceive naturally.

Essentials your child needs to grow

What does your baby need to grow up healthy? The experts give their advice.

Coroner warns of 'dangerous' cot

A UK coroner has warned of the dangers of a bedside cot after the death of a newborn baby who choked to death this month.

Building your baby's emotional and social skills through play

Babies are social beings who enjoy being around people they know and love, especially you.

Why suicide prevention is everybody's responsibility

Everyone agrees we need to do more to care for people at risk from suicide, the problem is what.

Exhaustion is not the same as tiredness

Having a new baby isn't tiring - it can be downright exhausting.

Five posterior babies, four home births

I was on a high. I'd done it all by myself with no help from anyone.

Mum's list of birthday gift demands goes viral

We're big fans of kids' birthday parties - but this is one bash we're glad we didn't get an invite to.

Kate Middleton to receive 'loyalty discount' for second birth

Everybody loves a bargain - including the Duchess of Cambridge.

Fish & chip shop owner's sad note goes viral

A lengthy note put on the window of a fish & chip shop has gone viral due to the writer's serious doubts about the romance of travel.

Pregnant women need good nutrition advice, not judgment

Pregnant women are under pressure to do all the "right things" to have a healthy child. It results in women feeling judged about their decisions.

William Tyrrell's mum speaks out: 'We hope he is still alive'

The mother of missing toddler William Tyrrell says she has a vision that somebody "picked him up and moved him on ... that's the only way ... to explain for him not to be there".

Family comes first for 23-year-old Tommy Connolly

Most 23-year-old blokes spend their hard earned cash on fun times with mates or romantic dinners with their girlfriend, but not Tommy Connolly.

Newborn all-girl quintuplets 'doing great'

The first all-female quintuplets born in the United States were delivered last week, at 28 weeks and two days.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

 

Top baby names

Baby Names

The numbers are in and we can now bring you the 2014 top baby name list for Australia.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.