I was just wondering why carrots are not among LLL's recommended first foods. I started my six-month-old ds first on squash, then carrots a couple of weeks ago (using Earth's Best organic baby food, which doesn't have any additives). He seemed a bit taken aback by the squash (maybe the flavor is too strong?) but seems to like the carrots, especially with a bit of ebm added. I was thinking of steaming and mashing some carrots for him so it isn't just from a jar. Is there any reason why sweet potato is better than carrots as a first food? Or bananas/avocados for that matter? I'm interested in any ideas or experiences you might have.
One reason he might like carrots is that I drink carrot juice a couple of times a week and eat a lot of carrots.
Also: I know you're supposed to introduce one food at a time. Can I give banana for breakfast and keep giving carrots (or avocado or sweet potato) for dinner? Or should I stop everything else everytime I introduce a new food?