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    Default What can I give him????

    Ok.....DS is 6 months. I really don't want to start solids, but he REALLY wants our food. Is there something that I can give him while we are eating? I let him suck on a piece of watermelon. WOW did he LOVE that. I am feeling like he is ready, but he is still thriving on just bm. I wanted to wait until he was 1 year old, but I know he's not going to wait that long.

    Also I still feed him every 2-3 hours, but what can you give them in between on these HOT TEXAS days? He is always grabbing for our water. I know if I get thirsty he probably does too.
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    Default Re: What can I give him????

    You could try some cold cereal, just stay away from refined sugar kind.
    Something he can self feed.

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    Default Re: What can I give him????

    What about a BM slushie? Frozen BM slightly thawed and crushed. He cam eat it in a bowl or with hands and it would be cool on a hot day.
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    Default Re: What can I give him????

    Awesome idea...I never thought of that! He LOVES cold stuff...I can barely drink my ice water without him knocking it around trying to take it from me.
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    Default Re: What can I give him????

    You could cut up some avocado for him to play with. We also did ice cube in the mesh feeder.

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    Default Re: What can I give him????

    Quote Originally Posted by healthymama View Post
    You could cut up some avocado for him to play with. We also did ice cube in the mesh feeder.


    Ok...I feel dumb, but what is a mesh feeder and were can I get one?
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    Default Re: What can I give him????

    You can find a mesh feeder at babiesrus. It is a little mesh holder that baby can hold to chew on stuff with out choking. You might can find them at target also

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    Default Re: What can I give him????

    we used the mesh feeder at our meal times for her so we can eat before we were ready to start her...IT WAS GREAT!! she loved it!! we put an ice cube in there and she would gnaw away and we felt less guilty about eating in front of her...lots of mom put frozen BM cubes in there as well!!

    Here is the Baby Safe Feeder link! WE got only one (not with 2 replacements) so it was cheaper than the actual link! But I think you get the idea!
    Im sure you can put your watermelon (or banana) in there as well!
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    Default Re: What can I give him????

    In hot weather the components of your breastmilk change to become more "watery" and thirst-quenching. So water isn't really necessary. If you think he wants something cold, you could make a momsicle (frozen BM) and put it in the mesh feeder. :
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    Default Re: What can I give him????

    Thanks so much...BM ice cubes it is....

    I am on babiesrus now for a mesh feeder!!!!!!
    Exclusively and every minute of it!!
    SAHM Magic Mama to Rowdy
    Born 10/13/07 ALL NATURAL
    9lbs 10 oz, 21" long


    Excited about becoming a LC!!!!!!

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