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    Default No fruits?

    Is it okay that DD doesn't like fruit? I've tried everything, the jarred kind, pureed at home, etc and she just doesn't like it. Now you put a veggie in front of her and she'll inhale it. At what point should I worry that she's not eating fruits?
    Amber
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    I wouldn't worry about the fact that she's not interested in fruits just yet. That could change at any time, and I think most mom's are worried because their babies will eat fruits but not veggies.

    Have you tried letting her self feed any fruits? Maybe a thin slice of banana or small chunks she can hold and bite off of watermelon? At the very least she'll have fun playing with it.

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    Since most of a baby's solid intake during their first 12 months is for play and experimentation, and the bulk of nutrtion comes from your milk, I would think there is nothing to be concerned about.

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    My DS prefers veggies over fruit. What about avocados? Taste like a vegtable, but they are technically a fruit. Great fats for baby too. These are my DS's favorite. They are pricy, but I run 2 or 3 through the food processor (thinning with some water), and then freeze in the ice cube-like trays for making baby food. DS also loves peaches. Buy organic as these are on the top 10 list for pesticides. In the end, I think if baby eats a variety of colors (orange, green, yellow) it is better than whether it's a fruit or vegatable.

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    As far as I know, there is no real difference btwn fruits and veggies. Especally since many of what most people think of as veggies are actually fruits: tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, squash, zucchini. And then there's the people who'll try to tell you that rhubarb and even sweet potatoes are fruit (when clearly they're not).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feorsteorra
    As far as I know, there is no real difference btwn fruits and veggies. Especally since many of what most people think of as veggies are actually fruits: tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, squash, zucchini. And then there's the people who'll try to tell you that rhubarb and even sweet potatoes are fruit (when clearly they're not).
    Yeah, I think you are right, nutrtionally speaking. It just depends on the specific fruit or vegetable as to the vitamin, mineral, etc. content. I believe a "Fruit" is the fruiting body of a plant - that is, the part that is capable of reproducing the plant. A "Vegetable" is the plant itself ... the stem, leaves, root etc. If you're at all interested here is an explanation in the difference:

    "A fruit is the matured ovary of a flower, containing the seed. After fertilization takes place and the embryo (plantlet) has begun to develop, the surrounding ovule becomes the fruit.

    A vegetable is considered to be edible roots, tubers, stems, leaves, fruits, seeds, flower clusters, and other softer plant parts. In common usage, however, there is no exact distinction between a vegetable and a fruit. The usual example is the tomato, which is a fruit, but is eaten as a vegetable, as are cucumbers, peppers, melons, and squashes. The classification of plants as vegetables is largely determined by custom, culture, and usage."

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    will she drink a fruit shake? My kids like bananna and watermellon mixed with some ice in the blender.

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    Wow, thank you all for the wonderful replies and suggestions! I am always blown away with the support that I receive here. It's great!! I think I have found a way to get DD to eat some fruits. I bought her some of those mesh teethers that you can put ice or food into. She will now eat banana, apple and peaches through those. It's so weird though, if I offer it without putting it into the teether, she won't touch it. I just don't want her getting stuck in a rut and being one of those picky eaters. I can see her doing that too, she is already preferring green beans and sweet potatoes over anything else. Such a silly girl!!

    Andrea, as for the fruit shakes, how did your kids eat them? In a sippy? With a spoon? It's something I'd like to try but need more info.

    TIA!
    Amber
    Mommy to Bridget (12/20/05) and Brady (9/6/07)

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    now that they are older they use a straw. but if you make them thick you could use a spoon.
    Add some breastmilk to the blender and it would be a real good treat.

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    Thanks Andrea! I might freeze some breast milk and use that as the ice. Also, does anyone know anything about introducing grapes? I know they're a choking hazzard but are they an allergy risk? I figure if I peel them and stick them in her mesh teether that the choking risk is removed but didn't know about the allergy issue.
    Amber
    Mommy to Bridget (12/20/05) and Brady (9/6/07)

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    When it comes down to it anything is a potential allergan. Typically its those foods that are darker/brighter in color, ie tomatoes, oranges etc.

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