Really struggling! Sorry very long.

Oh, we're done with all that vegetable-steaming and mess, our children are cutlery-wielding, spaghetti-chomping angels... at least some of the time.

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Postby realsLINshady » 04 Jan 2008, 17:54




:oops:

BUT - they are the Whole Earth ones so I can try to feel good about my laziness.

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Postby ches » 04 Jan 2008, 18:11

Johnny got stuck into baked beans on a backed potato last night. BB would be very popular in our house too if only you could get Heinz or Sainsbo's glorious 9p/tin baked beans for something like that price. Heinz here cost about $2/tin and the local stuff is nasty. Also I have not been able to sell hubby on the wondrous versatility of beans-on-toast. :( I suppose I should be happy that he has taken to bangers 'n mash and other British culinary delights. (If only I were brave enough to try toad-in-the-hole, but Yorkshire pud was never my mom's strong point so I haven't given it a go myself.)
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Postby AB&M » 04 Jan 2008, 19:24

I love toad in the hole. Yorkie pud is easy once you get the balance right. I do 4 heaped tablespoons of flour, 2 medium eggs, and 12oz if milk. You need the pan scorching hot with oil in the bottom :D
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Postby puffylovett » 04 Jan 2008, 20:34

ooh charliesmummy i could have written your post for you ! we're having similar issues at 10 months.

Shorty has completely given up on veg, and even fruit is now getting mushed up and chucked to the dog, - a few weeks ago a ripe pear was a sure fire hit.

DOesn't help when your parents disagree with your methods, just makes you feel like shit.

I am trying to stay positive as must you = we've gone down this route, and really there isn't any turning back, is there. Shorty refuses all spoons now, even loaded ones which previously were a hit. He has also developed the special technique of spitting / pushing food out with his tongue. So everytime i cheer for the solitary piece of carrot he's pushed in with his little fist, i wind up crying when he pushes it out again !

Trying to be chilled about it, because he HAS gone through these phases before. 2 weeks ago he couldn't shovel enough in and had dropped both daytime bfeeds. He's been crawling for the last few weeks, and pulling up and just generally being really busy - it's almost like he's too busy to even want to bother feeding these days, and that goes for his milk as well.

I would say, like aitch, don't bother cooking specially for them - i've mved shorty's tea to 6pm from 5 and now we all eat as a family together which is really nice. I'm hanging on in there with ya gal !! Charlie will get there, as will shorty i'm sure !
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Postby hazELLEnut » 05 Jan 2008, 12:16

Baked beans are very BLW friendly, if you don't mind some very strange nappy experiences (and if you discount the salt and sugar, but Heinz do low salt and sugar ones that have no artificial junk in). At the moment the only things - and I mean the only things - that Thomas will touch are baked beans and plain unadorned pasta (the little shapes that he can just pop in his mouth). Having said that, Thomas is exactly like Charlie in that he's 10.5 months and will hardly eat a thing. Hopefully one of these days he'll see the light...
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Postby puffylovett » 05 Jan 2008, 18:28

ooh yes beans on toast is about the only thing going down a treat these days, and peas.. must be the pincer grip thingy !!

you can also get some natural beans from Suma i think, which have no junk at all in, although we're doing the Heinz low salt / sugar too (bit tasteless cpmpared to the real thing, but needs must )
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Postby AB&M » 05 Jan 2008, 18:58

I might have to get some low salt & sugar beans then as I love beans on toast. Very comfort food :D
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Postby Eleanor » 05 Jan 2008, 19:59

Just want to echo everyone saying don't make things especially to tempt them thus ramping up the performance pressure... just feed them bits of your meal as far as possible.

Also, Aitch, it's funny you mention Nigella Lawson - a phrase of hers from How to Eat was helpful to me early on. I'd read her puree recipes before I heard of BLW, but this one line stuck in my mind for some reason: "The amount a small baby eats is really tiny." She was talking about how you can get several "meals"' worth of puree from a single carrot. In those early days before DD got the hang of eating I used to repeat it like a mantra. "The amount a small baby eats is really tiny.... the amount a small baby eats is really tiny..." :D
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Postby AB&M » 05 Jan 2008, 20:12

As far as tiny goes, a portion is what you can fit in your hand (per our local surestart dietician) so that 1 wedge of carrot IS his vegetable portion. It helps me to remember that when I get hung up over he "only" ate 1 small piece of bread & 1 chunk of meat.
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