Re: introducing baby to solids
With my first child, the pediatrician I had at that time had me introduce foods one by one, first veggies then meat then fruit. It was a painstaking process. For my second child, I had a different pediatrician who told me when the baby is six months old, just take whatever we are having for dinner put it in a baby food grinder and serve it up. Now, there were certain limits, like no spicey foods, no peanut butter, no eggs until after 12 months, no fish, careful with the tomato sauce, and make sure the diet is a good balance. My first child was then and is now an incredibly picky eater. My second child will eat anything. I think it's because we didn't fuss over her diet at all. When I asked the pediatrician about what if there's an allergy, his philosophy was if an allergy pops up you'll know and then deal with it, but don't approach a child assuming he/she is going to have allergies, because most don't and if you avoid the common allergens then you will be safe. I liked his style and the results it had.