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Offline Canadian_Mom

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Pureed? Mashed?
« on: December 31, 2012, 19:55:31 pm »
So I have been feeding DS1 mashed sweet potato and squash that I made (I forgot about the "need" to puree it)...does it really matter if it isn't pureed (so water added to make it a smoother consistency)?  He has easily eaten a few tbsp of the mashed from day one, so is there any reason to puree that I am missing?  (other than making it easier to swallow?)  He does have strong mouth muscles and the other day quickly drank 3.5oz from a straw sippy cup (he had been fighting drinking from the bottle yet again...)
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Re: Pureed? Mashed?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 20:29:58 pm »
Sounds fine to me. I've mashed some stuff for dd as well instead of pureeing it and she's already fine with thicker consistencies and lumps. :)
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Re: Pureed? Mashed?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 20:38:16 pm »
No worries at all. Lots of babies skip the puree/mash stage altogether. It's just about first tastes.





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Re: Pureed? Mashed?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 00:25:44 am »
Thanks ladies!  I know it was a silly question, but this morning I started to think that maybe I was doing something "wrong", lol!  I tend to have those moments where I miss the obvious  ;)
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Re: Pureed? Mashed?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 01:17:09 am »
We are like Anna says and didn't do purees or mash at all- it's all just about them being able to manage it in the mouth- something like pumpkin is going to be really soft so mashing- or offering in soft cooked sticks is great at 6 months!
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