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Avocado and mango - when and how to cook?
« on: August 09, 2014, 11:08:21 am »
Dears,

Avocado and mango are on the list of veggies/fruits which can be introduced early. We are just turning 6mo old and we already tried baby rice, pumpkin, carrot, pear, apple, courgettes & potatoes. No digestive problems. All of these were cooked, no raw food.

Now I am thinking how to give DS avocado- should I cook it? Seems strange.
And mango: would like to steam-cook but don't know for how long should I do it.

Any help appreciated!
~Marta

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Re: Avocado and mango - when and how to cook?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 11:17:54 am »
Avocado is fine raw. Either mashed and on a spoon or let baby eat big fingers of it for fingerfood! My ds loves it


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Re: Avocado and mango - when and how to cook?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 11:23:43 am »
Sorry not sure about mango. As long as it is soft and squishy and able to be smooshed by your tongue it should be an ok texture for fingerfood. Otherwise I don't see why raw ripe mango couldn't be pureed and spoon fed? I think baby would love to suck and chomp a piece as fingerfood though, give it a go (messy though lol)


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Re: Avocado and mango - when and how to cook?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 11:38:31 am »
DD loved mango from the start. I used to cut it up into tiny pieces and feed her it with a spoon. It's fine as finger food however it requires a bit of dexterity as it's quite slippy! No need to cook, but puréed is fine too.

Avocado goes really well mashed with banana too. Thought it sounded strange when I first heard about it but DD gobbled it up!



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Re: Avocado and mango - when and how to cook?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2014, 11:44:50 am »
Thank you ladies! So i will just puree both without cooking.

I haven't tried finger food yet, will do it probably when DS will be sitting more steadily and when he will pass 6mo.
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Re: Avocado and mango - when and how to cook?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2014, 12:00:34 pm »
If you are trying mango as finger food (or any other slippery fruit/veg) you can crush some cereal and roll the slippery food in it to make it easier to hold on to.

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Re: Avocado and mango - when and how to cook?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014, 12:31:49 pm »
Yeah, do wait til he can sit properly for the finger food. :)
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Re: Avocado and mango - when and how to cook?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2014, 13:10:49 pm »
Hi martii - H has has both raw (at 6 mos) either mashed or as finger food.  I'd say go for it.

Oh, and avocado is nice mashed up with banana.
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Re: Avocado and mango - when and how to cook?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2014, 17:15:27 pm »
Great, once again thanks ladies!!!
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Re: Avocado and mango - when and how to cook?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 19:07:25 pm »
One more thing - can I freeze fresh mango and avocado pure? Or should I use it quickly after usage? If in fringe how long could I keep it there, any suggestions?

I tried today with a tbsp and he liked mango:) but I have so much more out of one fruit that either we will freeze or I have to go for a mango lassi for myself:)))!
~Marta

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Re: Avocado and mango - when and how to cook?
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2014, 21:51:22 pm »
If you are trying mango as finger food (or any other slippery fruit/veg) you can crush some cereal and roll the slippery food in it to make it easier to hold on to.

Seriously...three kids and this has never occured to me! E loves mango but hates touching it will try this.

Avocado we mash with banana and oatmeal or serve cut up in tiny chunks. I mix it in a lot of sauces too.
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Re: Avocado and mango - when and how to cook?
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2014, 06:20:35 am »
Thanks Creations!
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Re: Avocado and mango - when and how to cook?
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2014, 06:55:52 am »
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