Kids pasta shapes/ravioli for babies

(14 Posts)
ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Sat 16-Feb-13 17:15:35

not really any need to mash just let them have a go. smile

notcitrus Fri 15-Feb-13 23:27:01

Just cook ordinary dried pasta, no salt, add sauce, mash with fork. The cute little pasta shapes in the baby aisle are hideously expensive.

. not ?

In the baby food aisle they have pasta and pasta sauce for babies that taste like shit so practice your mmmm face as for bread, could you try making your own?

I appreciate that that might not be possible time wise for everyone though?

weegiemum Fri 15-Feb-13 22:41:13

My dc are waaaay beyond this now, but I did blw with dd2 (it had just been invented I think!) and omelette slices were her favourite apart from the prawns she really shouldn't have been eating She's the best eater of them all!

Essexmamma Fri 15-Feb-13 22:36:01

Yeah, quite right about the bread, most definitely ends up on the floor! I like the idea of omelette slices, will give that a go this weekend. Thanks all

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 14-Feb-13 19:12:02

Once he's reached 26 weeks you can give him most things, so how about trying him on things like slices of omelette, savoury muffins or just give him the scrambled eggs without the toast smile

forevergreek Thu 14-Feb-13 18:02:41

Yes it's ok to have bread just be aware how much. So half a slice of toast would be ok ( baring in Mind a chunk will end up on the floor anyway!). But a slice for breakfast and lunch would be way too much. It's all how much not what generally.

Essexmamma Thu 14-Feb-13 16:10:46

Thanks all, I didn't realise that about bread! Our weaning talks recommend toast and things like scrambled egg on toast as blw foods so that's very concerning. Just googled and the asda Great Stuff range is aimed for 1-7 year olds. There is 0.5gms of salt per tin and he only has a tiny bit but maybe it is a little young. Just getting a little bored of veg purees and cheese sauce and looking for alternatives but maybe I need to slow down a bit, especially with the toast! Thanks for the advice smile

forevergreek Thu 14-Feb-13 13:53:18

I wouldn't. A slice of bread has more salt in than an under 12 months recommendation. Plus those tomatoey/ pasta tin stuff is really salty

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 13-Feb-13 22:25:47

I think, but I could be wrong, that the daily recommended limit for salt before 12 months is 1g of salt per day (0.4g sodium).

Things to watch out for are bread, breakfast cereals, gravy, marmite and processed foods.

Does it say what the salt levels are in the good stuff?

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Wed 13-Feb-13 19:15:30

tinned stuff like that is ful of salt. couldn't you just make your own pasta and a fresh sauce and offer that? much cheaper per portion too and you can load your sauce with as many vegetables as you like smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 12-Feb-13 20:04:11

Your not really supposed to give them wheat before 6 months, especially if you have allergies in the family, but if he's displaying all signs of readiness for weaning I wouldn't think one week is going to hurt too much.

Essexmamma Mon 11-Feb-13 14:57:09

Would you give this to a baby? Ds2 is 25 weeks, weaned from 20. He eats everything I give him, lumps and all! I give him all the usual homemade fruits and veggie purees, cheese sauces etc and a couple of times has had mashed up asda good stuff pasta shapes and ravioli with toast ( which he loves). I'm kind of going with the idea that he eats what we do so he has shared a tinned with ds1. Is this ok as a weaning food, I don't do jars but guess this is pretty much the same thing as they are low in salt/ sugar....? This ok?

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