Apples and Pears

26 May

Braving the dismissive looks and I’m-going-to-give-you-advice-but-I’m-not-the-kind-of-person-who-gives-advice-so-I’m-going-to-give-you-advice-but-I’m-going-to-do-it-passive-aggressively friends, colleagues, and frienemies, I’ve made applesauce and pear sauce to give to baby. Yep, we’re going the Smitten Kitchen route rather than the rice-then-vegetables-then fruit route. As babymama says, at some point, the silly little Piglet is going to do something stupid like only eat white food, or eat only bread and cheese for a year, or whatever, so what difference does it make that we give him fruit before vegetables and grains?

Plus, the American Academy of Pediatrics notes that:

there is no medical evidence that introducing solid foods in any particular order has an advantage for your baby. Though many pediatricians will recommend starting vegetables before fruits, there is no evidence that your baby will develop a dislike for vegetables if fruit is given first. Babies are born with a preference for sweets, and the order of introducing foods does not change this. If your baby has been mostly breastfeeding, he may benefit from baby food made with meat, which contains more easily absorbed sources of iron and zinc that are needed by 4 to 6 months of age.

Anyhow, the applesauce was delicious, and about 87% of it was consumed by my partner. 12% was consumed by me. <1% was consumed by baby. And he liked it. It was mildly flavored with cinnamon and lemon (put cinnamon sticks in, and lemon peel, then took them out before blending). The pearsauce, which I made yesterday, is flavored with vanilla and a bit of balsamic vinegar. We haven't yet tried feeding it to the youngun'. But if he does not eat it, again I think it will be consumed mostly by his mother.

Photos will come soon, I suspect. Right now, it is good to start with the solids, for what it's worth. Exciting times!


2 Responses to “Apples and Pears”

  1. Lisa May 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    LOL…thanks for the updated info too!

  2. Peter June 1, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    Apparently pearsauce has been given a resounding ‘fuck no!’ from the little one, turning up his nose at the stuff. In return, I’m making spinach & sweet potato puree.

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