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December 10th, 2009, 08:31 AM
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I've heard a lot of moms say "Well, I hate peas (or whatever) so I won't ask baby to eat them!"

Do you avoid foods for baby that you don't like? Or do you just feed them everything?

I really try to feed Joel everything regardless of whether I like it. For instance, I don't like fish, but I would like him to eat it. Same with veggies/fruits I don't like.
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December 10th, 2009, 12:06 PM
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I try to offer a wide variety, whether I like or don't like the food. It can be difficult though as I may not *want* to cook a food I dislike, but as you say, I want her to have a varied taste! I don't particularly dislike many foods
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December 12th, 2009, 04:46 AM
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I feed him everything. I HATE HATE HATE bananas, but that's his favorite fruit so far
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December 12th, 2009, 06:20 AM
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I feed Ben everything. He loves tomatoes and I won't touch them. I just want him to be less picky than I am.

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December 12th, 2009, 03:57 PM
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For the most part he eats what he eat, and I don't specially prepare things I don't like just for him to try it... but if there is something I don't particularly care for or my husband doesn't and it is there, we will let him try it. He is going to eat what we eat after all so he may as well get used to it. There aren't a whole lot of things that neither of us like though.
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December 15th, 2009, 11:19 PM
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I try to vary their diets, whether I like the food or not. I didn't do that with my son, and he dislikes most of the foods I didn't try with him as an infant such as zucchini, turnips, carrots, peas, beans, lentils. These are all things I'm trying with the twins right now.

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December 16th, 2009, 06:28 PM
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I give Karl everything even things i'm not over keen on.
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December 20th, 2009, 01:32 PM
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We plan on trying a variety with Libby even if we dislike them!
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January 3rd, 2010, 04:23 PM
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I try Amara with a variety of foods even if I don't like them. Like squash and cauliflower. I'm not a fan but she really enjoyed them earlier on.

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January 4th, 2010, 12:40 AM
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I'm a fussy eater & not particularly adventurous with food & I don't really want Zach & Mischa to be the same so I give them both a very varied diet, even foods I wouldn't normally eat myself.
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January 4th, 2010, 11:47 AM
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ANG- I love the cartoon on your siggy .

For my kiddo's diet I try to offer him a little bit of everything. I know it takes several times for them to really figure out if they do or don't like it so I feed away. He's more picky about texture anyway. He will -not- eat any pureed foods now. Mashed he'll eat.. so we still do mashed banana and stuff like that (avocados are great but so expensive right now) but no purees.

So far the only things he's really pulled a face at are prunes (did this with purees, I didn't push that one) and cranberries. I had some cranberries on hand for a fruit salad so I put them in his mesh teether.. oh man the face!
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January 5th, 2010, 04:04 AM
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Kirsty has graduated fully from baby foods as well. I have a few meals left in the freezer but she just wont allow us to spoon feed her and they are "spoon" meals. In one respect I'm happy she is self-feeding, but I also hate throwing food out!!
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January 10th, 2010, 09:57 AM
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There isn't much that I don't like, but yes we introduce all different things to Grace. Even if we're not having veggies with our dinner, for example, I'll make sure to steam some up for her.

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January 10th, 2010, 03:04 PM
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I do that as well Amber. I try to ensure Kirsty always has veggies with her dinner!
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January 11th, 2010, 05:44 AM
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I give all the types of food to my DD even though I don't like them.. Only when she dislikes I stop it...
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January 12th, 2010, 08:49 AM
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The only thing I won't give my dd is jarred pureed peaches just b/c the smell is disgusting to me. Otherwise, she eats a large variety including things I don't like.
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