L.M. asks from Calumet City, IL on April 26, 2011
J.S. answers from Austin on April 27, 2011
They always like the sweet stuff that's why they say to start with veggies first for a few weeks and then introduce the fruits.
B.W. answers from Minneapolis on April 26, 2011
I made all our baby food homemade, its really quite simple. At first I stuck to simple things like mashed banana, mashed avocado, steamed sweet potato, steamed pears or peaches. They started solids at 6 months, and after a month or so of trying everything I started mixing up meals, like chicken and peas, potatoes and meat, sweet potatoes and pears. By 9 months they were both eating whatever we were eating for dinner, just mashed or chopped up.
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L.S. answers from Spokane on April 26, 2011
Baby food: Mine loved all the sweet stuff: sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, most fruit except for pears and peaches. They loved yogurt (after 8 months) and watermellon espeically. They generally disliked the peas and green beans.
Once they got into finger foods, then they ate pretty much everything: whole wheat toast, all fruit (I'd just halve blueberries and other small things), Cheerios (they're 4.5 and 3 and STILL love 'em), yogurt, cubed cheese, pasta, avacado, etc.
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T.B. answers from Bloomington on April 26, 2011
Mine both loved any fruit, except bananas (they're a little sour in the jar, but they loved if I mashed fresh banana).
They loved most veggies, but especially loved peas and green beans.
My oldest loved the chicken noodle, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, but my youngest hated #3 baby food especially with meat in it. We went to "real" food after the #2 foods.
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D.K. answers from Pittsburgh on April 26, 2011
We made our own. He liked squash, peas, bananas, melon, peaches, nectarines, (all fruit except mangos), broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, avocados, cucumbers, yogurt, asparagus, lamb, beef, chicken and dumplings (pureed the whole thing), carrots. He is five now and eats almost everything (still not mango, doesn't love chicken, likes beets which he didn't as a baby)
B.M. answers from Chicago on April 27, 2011
Peaches of course...and they hated anything that was green (peas and green bean)
E.M. answers from Honolulu on April 26, 2011
We make our own as well as buy, my kids favorites have been pumpkin (I get the canned Libby's brand), lima beans (frozen then steamed and blended), yogurt (I make my own from breastmilk), and mashed potatoes.
B.B. answers from San Antonio on April 26, 2011
Both of mine preferred veggies to fruit. With my son it was the green ones (green beans, peas, garden vegetables). My daughter was all the oranges - esp. carrots and squash, but any orange would do.
J.G. answers from San Antonio on April 26, 2011
my son loved Squash and Pumpkin and Sweet Potato and any and all fruit.
He didn't like it when he accidentally got his squash a day or two after we'd cooked jalepenos in the same cast iron skillet. (Long story short - I couldn't figure out why the kid was crying. he loves squash! I finally tasted it and it was so spicy! Husband had cooked jalepenos in the pan a few days earlier and I guess the pan soaked up the spicy essence).
I tried giving our son prunes and jarred meats and meals (turkey and carrots for example) and he wasn't such a fan. I would have to agree. We prefered to mash up our dinner and just feed that to him.
He's 3 years old now and not the slightest bit of a picky eater. (unless something's too spicy). :)