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    Default BLS list of do's and don'ts

    So my so 6.5 mo DS hates anything pureed...we gave up on giving him anything with a spoon bec he screamed and cried...but almost as a joke we tried some tiny pieces of peeled grapes and his eyes (and mouth) lit up..so we kept giving him them so excited he like something going into his mouth...SO I guess he really is a BLS baby...this is all so new to us (my daughter loved the purees and the cereals)

    So we want to know what we can experiment with him.
    with his age (7 mo next week) what can he have and not have.

    He has had so far:
    -banana
    -grapes
    -cantelope & honeydew (but had difficulty keeping this in his outh-kept falling out..I guess not mushy enough)
    -cheerios (loves)
    -baby puffs
    -green beens
    -cooked carrot (again lil diff here)
    -the heel of an Italian bread (loved this)
    -graham cracker (loved this too)

    We know he cannot have (correct me if wrong)
    -any berry
    -any citrus
    -peanuts
    -wheat
    -eggs
    -shellfish
    -milk
    -sugar (personal choice for now)

    any other suggestions..

    thanks so much!
    -Katie

    -Wife to Joe 5-15-04
    -First time mom to Courtney Ann 8-12-07
    -Became a mom of 2: Brendan Joseph was born 01-08-09
    -Breastfed both of them for one whole year
    -Now a new mom of 3: Emily Theresa born 12-14-11
    -Breastfeeding again and hope to go the full year!

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    Default Re: BLS list of do's and don'ts

    I gave wheat toast, watermelon, blueberries, and lots of other things early on. the only things i waited on were: Honey, shellfish, nuts, strawberries, and the fruits that i am allergic to. I also removed tomato after a bad diaper rash post introduction of it. same iwth strawberries when i finally tried them at 1 year. I even gave meat and eggs early on
    Autumn
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    Default Re: BLS list of do's and don'ts

    Seems like you're looking for when to introduce various foods based on possibility of allergic reactions?

    There are many great resources out there.

    Some of my faves:

    http://www.allergynutrition.com/reso...%20Allergy.pdf

    http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/forbiddenbabyfood.htm

    http://askdrsears.com/html/3/T030500.asp
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
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    Default Re: BLS list of do's and don'ts

    If he's been alright with the baby puffs, the Italian bread, and the graham crackers, wheat is fine. Those are all wheat products (except the puffs, which may or may not be).

    We did a lot of sweet potatoes, bananas, avocados.

    Have fun!
    Teal

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    Default Re: BLS list of do's and don'ts

    thank you...ok so blue berries and wheat are ok? that's great bec we have an abundance of both in the house right now..now that you say that..i remember seeing somewhere that blueberries are not "really" in the berry family when it comes to introducing them to babies..
    we also gave peas(inside of them) and watermelon too..forgot those
    Last edited by @llli*jlk51496; August 5th, 2009 at 12:16 PM.
    -Katie

    -Wife to Joe 5-15-04
    -First time mom to Courtney Ann 8-12-07
    -Became a mom of 2: Brendan Joseph was born 01-08-09
    -Breastfed both of them for one whole year
    -Now a new mom of 3: Emily Theresa born 12-14-11
    -Breastfeeding again and hope to go the full year!

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    Default Re: BLS list of do's and don'ts

    Blueberries are more closely related to cranberries than things like strawberries or raspberries.

    Some of the latest recommendations about when to intro foods suggest that there is no need to delay introduction of possibly higly allergenic foods.

    It really comes down to your comfort level and family history of allergies.

    NOTE: The tendency for allergies is genetic, not the specific allergy. So a history of things like seasonal or environmental allergies means that your LO *may* have allergies (including food allergies). Just a history of no food allergies isn't really relevant.
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
    Breastmilk Donor - http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
    Click HERE to learn about baby led solids (BLS) / baby led weaning (BLW)

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    Default Re: BLS list of do's and don'ts

    I grow raspberries in my gardens and a few weeks ago when they were ripe we would eat our way from black to yellow to red. I tore them in half and he ate every one I offered. My other half does not read up on any feeding guidelines so she has given him scrambled eggs, whipped cream, strawberries and other things I would have waited on. Luckily for us nothing has caused a reaction!
    First time Mom to Baylor born 11/16/2008

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    Default Re: BLS list of do's and don'ts

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lsksam View Post
    NOTE: The tendency for allergies is genetic, not the specific allergy. So a history of things like seasonal or environmental allergies means that your LO *may* have allergies (including food allergies). Just a history of no food allergies isn't really relevant.
    I never knew this until recently.

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    Default Re: BLS list of do's and don'ts

    Great links from lkssam, our BLS maven!

    We did a lot of veggies in the beginning, cut into sticks (sort of french fry shaped) or cubes and steamed:
    Zucchini
    Broccoli
    CauliflowerYellow squash
    Asparagus (a fave!)
    Carrots
    Eggplant
    Green beans
    Peppers
    Turnips

    By the time he had 2 molars (~10mo) we had moved on to giving him whatever we were eating, cut up if necessary.
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