Hi everyone! Baby is 6 months and seems to love solids so far. I'm careful to bf before and after, and she doesn't get much when I'm with her. She gets most of her solids at daycare.
We've tried applesauce, peaches, sweet potato, squash, oatmeal baby cereal, banana, and avocado. I had thought about doing baby led solids, but hubs and daycare seem more comfortable with purees, so that's the route we've gone.
Her pediatrician gave us info on first foods but pretty much told us anything goes except honey as long as she's ready and we pay attention to her cues. We have dairy and wheat intolerances on my side of the family, so I'm planning on being careful with those, but otherwise I'm open to letting her try most foods without much restriction to see what she likes.
We've bought some prepared baby foods but I've also made several purees and as long as I have a few minutes to make them, prefer doing that instead of purchasing commercial baby food. I'm getting a little frustrated, though, with some foods. I've read certain foods are high in nitrates and you shouldn't prepare them at home, but those same foods aren't necessarily easily found already prepared in the store except carrots. I decided to buy spinach today, cooked then pureed and froze, but now I'm questioning myself since that's one of the foods supposedly high in nitrates.
Thoughts? Is this just one of those things to be aware of and not use cooking water in preparation, etc., or should I suck it up and use the spinach for our meals instead? I used filtered water to thin it instead of using the cooking water. I can't find good info to help me decide, so I'm interested in hearing how others have handled this.