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Solids for 7 months

Discussion in 'Baby / Kids Foods' started by VidyaaJ, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. VidyaaJ

    VidyaaJ Silver IL'ite

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    Shibu has completed seven months now. we give her veggies mashed/rice kanji (thick)/nestum(3 scoops with BM) (not more than 2 and half Tbsps)in the morning around 11 am and banana/nestum in the afternoon around 3pm..

    I somehow feel this os not enough for her and feeling i am too slow in introducing food to her.. I am also confused if I should start giving three meals a day...

    She has never been a unhappy baby till now.. and I have never seen crying or being cranky with no reasons.. but nowadays she is too cranky and always wants to be carried..so i was worrying if she is not full..

    Please tell ne what else I can start and also a good schedule... also let me know the amount of food that I should gie her in each meal

    Vidyaa
     
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  2. Vishalini3

    Vishalini3 Silver IL'ite

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    Mine is soon to be 7months, i will share my DS's food routines :)

    12.30pm - Veg/fruit puree
    Veg - Carrots, potato, red pumpkin, beans, peas so far
    Fruits - Apple/Pear purees, pome juice
    8pm - Easum 3 scoops mixed with water or watery veg soups

    Planning to introduce him the below.

    9.30am - Ragi
    8pm - wheat chapathi, soaked in hot water/Milk whichever he is OK with. First am gonna give only the top layer of the chapathi, just one spoon a day, slowly increase to how much ever he takes. After 8months or so, you can give them tiny pieces of plain chapathis even, to chew on :))
     
  3. sumanr

    sumanr Silver IL'ite

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    Vidyaa - Mine is 6 mo and I was feeling the same until 2 days back.
    I give her ragi+banana/some fruit/mashed veggies for lunch (12:30-1:00pm) - ONLY one feed.

    But I am thinking of giving mashed veggies around 6 pm from next week onwards.
    I feel 3 feeds is too much now. Try and see if you can wait for anaother month atleast.

    My personal experience is that she is not really full with mashed veggies. So u can try mashed veggies + nestum/kanji. Also, can you not postpone the 3pm food to a little later .... say by 6pm?
     
  4. loonypooh

    loonypooh Silver IL'ite

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    vidya instead of introducing 3 meals can u try using dalia? cook it with veggies in pressure cooker, and its very filling too.

    about crankiness, could that just be separation anxiety? or maybe heat?zoey is cranky too sometimes these days.n i know heat is bothering her.she is only in her diapers all day, i seldom put clothes on her, except nights n evenings.
    i feel rice is digested easily and is probably less filling if she is craving for more. try oats, dalia and such n introduce gluten slowly. thats wat i am going to do
     
  5. myangel

    myangel Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Poonam

    need ur help

    my LO turns 7th from 3rd april.........am giving Ragi in morning 9-9.30,
    then juice,little smashed dhal +rice.veg carrot,potatao....evening am giving ceralac with apple......her wgt is 6.400....doc said she should put on wght,she is very active....looks lean.......everyone r telling she should put wgt...wgt...really am worried......main prob she doen't like Formula.....i have tried so many time s NAN 2 (bottle)..........still she is not taking......am ging BM 3-4 time..she take only for 5 -10 min.

    friends pl tell me ..how can i make her to put wgt......what is dalia...in tamil/telugu......any suggestion to make her eat FM.

    Thanks
    Priya
     
  6. charmingpooh

    charmingpooh Bronze IL'ite

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    hi angel

    i am facing the same problem like you even she doesnt having formula or cerelac or nestum.just purees and rice yet to start ragi also.she completed her 7 months.i started to give oats now.. we need a diet schedule..:hide:

    cheers
    poornima
     
  7. manjulats

    manjulats Silver IL'ite

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    I think dalia is pottukadalai in tamil.Don't worry about the weight increase.Ragi,Dhal+rice,Potato would make them increase weight.Have you tried Idli.It is also good to try at 7th month.


    My LO hasn't increased weight too.Some gain by 9 months as they are on solids most of the time after 9 months.

     
  8. loonypooh

    loonypooh Silver IL'ite

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    priya, try mixing formula and BM n see if she takes? try a different brand of FM/ different bottle? pigeon peristaltic is super soft and baby started taking bottle better. we are not bottling her anymore though .
    at 7 months actually if ur baby is doing well. u can start suji kheer. suji upma, dalia with veggies, or dalia with dates.
    i am just copy pasting recipes from internet since i am pressed for time, but my mom gave me more or less similar recipes, yet to try on zoey a month or more later.

    suji kheer
    take 100 ml milk in a pan, add 1 tsp roasted suji and little jaggery/sugar constantly stir and cook till suji is cooked (approx 5 min ). if LO takes without sugar even better!

    suji upma
    Suji upma


    Vegetarian

    Good source of protein

    Ingredients
    15gm suji
    1-2 cups water

    This is a highly nutritious breakfast meal.

    Method
    Dry roast 1-2 tsp of suji in a clean pan till it turns brown.
    Keep stirring constantly to avoid burning.
    Add water and bring to a boil.
    To make upma of pouring consistency add more water.


    Vegetable Suji Upma


    Vegetarian

    Good source of protein, vitamins

    Ingredients
    15gm suji
    1-2 cups water
    Pureed vegetables

    Method
    Dry roast about 15 gm suji (without oil) in a clean dry pan till it turns brown.
    Cook on low flame and keep stirring continuously otherwise the suji will burn. Keep aside.
    In a separate pan add about 1 tsp of butter/ghee.
    When the butter/ghee melts, add vegetable puree and fry.
    Add water and suji. Cook the mixture on a low flame till the time suji grains absorb water.
    Keep stirring so that lumps do not form.
    Serve checking the temperature of the food.

    Quick tip: As your baby gets older substitute pureed vegetables with finely chopped/diced vegetables. If you want suji upma to be of pouring consistency, then don’t let the water dry completely. If you want suji upma to be thicker and creamier, then let the water be absorbed completely.

    Khichri


    Vegetarian

    Good source of protein, vitamins, calcium and starch

    Ingredients
    1 tablespoon (split yellow or green moong daal)
    2 tablespoons rice
    A pinch of turmeric
    2 cups water (use vegetable stock as a variation)

    Start with khichri a week or two after your baby has adjusted to simple rice cereal and mashed rice.

    Method
    Wash and soak the rice and daal for about half an hour.
    Add turmeric powder and cook in a pressure cooker for about 2-3 whistles.
    Mash well and serve.

    Dalia porridge.(broken wheat)
    soak dalia for 1 hour. then make khichdi, with veggies in pressure cooker. OR
    roast the daliya in ghee for couple of minutes then add dal+vege's and enough water for pressure cook, then just grind it.

    i am not sure when will i start this suji kheer for LO. maybe around 7.5 months or so... but if ur baby can handle little cows milk well, then u may start, that is if u are already adding cows milk to ragi etc.

    also the way i wld introduce these wld be
    khichri with veggies, a little ghee>dalia with veggies >suji upma>suji kheer>dalia kheer with dates

    at 7 months oats is also a good meal. and sindhu had once suggested to cook oats with veggies... like khichri
     
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  9. loonypooh

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    oh i am not sure wat dalia is called in tamil. i have dalia khichdi once in a while.....myself. but whenever i go to the store , i simply ask for dalia...LOL
     
  10. Vishalini3

    Vishalini3 Silver IL'ite

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    Girls, Dahlia is wheat rava or wheat kurunai here :))
     

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