Month 4 Review of Musa’s Eating


We’re still in the series of Musa eating reviews, in which you can take a peek into my baby diet within his first year of life. In this post, I compiled new foods he ate from 9 month old to 10 month old that had not been given in the previous months. See also Month 1 Review, Month 2 Review, and Month 3 Review. Since 9 months, Musa mostly sampled adult foods I cooked at home and became less restrictive in terms of portion. I just followed him when to stop eating and he became more mature in regulating himself.

Month 4 Review (9 month old >> Feb 8, 2016 – Mar 7, 2016)

Grains

  • Basmati rice
  • Black rice
  • Glutinous white rice
  • Wheat germ
  • Whole wheat cereal
  • Quinoa

Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Bell pepper in orange color
  • Cilantro
  • Olive
  • Oppo >> a kinf of bottle gourd, but less juicy

as spices/seasonings:

  • Cumin

Fruits

  • Blueberry
  • Cranberries [dried]
  • Grapefruit
  • Raisins
  • Tangerine

Milk (Dairy Products)

  • Almond milk
  • Condensed milk
  • Cow’s milk >> for baking
  • Half and half
  • Cream [heavy]
  • Sour cream

Unfortunately, my baby has known how yummy ice cream is by this stage :roll:.

Meats and Beans

  • Black beans
  • Candellini beans
  • Crab
  • Tuna

** Non-food **

Oils >> nothing new

Drinks >> nothing new

** Snack or Finger foods **

  • Brown rice cracker from Aldi
  • Chicken nugget made with chicken, dry cereals, apple sauce, and veggies
  • Cucumber with pumpkin puree dipping sauce
  • Crispy tangerines
  • Gingersnap cookies
  • Mango jelly with orange juice sauce

How does Musa look when eating ’em all? Check it out on my Facebook: Musa’s Meals Diary

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Month 3 Review of Musa’s Eating


Eight-months means saying bye-bye to puree. Musa is already used to finger foods since the beginning, so he jumps to chunked foods with no problem.

Yet, he still can’t estimate how much his mouth can handle foods and I often find he’s spitting before eating its spits again. It didn’t happen in the past months. Previously, he kept chewing no matter how much the foods filling up his mouth or actually he might not have idea yet the way to take his foods out when his mouth is full ^_^. In a good perspective, it’s actually a good sign that he’s been able to manage bite per bite.

Month 3 Review (8 month old >> Jan 8, 2016 – Feb 7, 2016)

NEW FOODS SUMMARY

Grains

  • Somen (Japanese wheat noodle)
  • Udon (Japanese thick wheat noodle)

Vegetables

  • Bok choy (Chinese cabbage)
  • Bottle gourd [Indonesian: Labu air]
  • Chayote [Indonesian: Labu siam]
  • Jicama [Indonesian: Bengkoang]
  • Long beans [Indonesian: Kacang panjang]
  • Luffa (Chinese okra) [Indonesian: Oyong]
  • Mushroom
    • “White button” variety
  • Water spinach [Indonesian: Kangkung]

Fruits

  • Blackberry
  • Dates
  • Durian
  • Mangostene
  • Orange >> Juice orange
  • Soursop
  • Strawberry

Milk (Dairy Products)

  • Greek yogurt
  • Buttermilk
  • Cheese >> Colby jack, cheddar, American slice

Meats and Beans

  • Shrimp
  • Salmon
  • Anchovy [Japanese: shirasu]
  • Kidney beans

** Non-food **

Drinks

  • Barley tea [Japanese: mugicha]

** Spices / seasonings **

  • Seaweed
  • Bonito flakes [Japanese: katsuo bushi]

** Snack or Finger foods **

  • Homemade teething biscuit
  • Japanese veggies rice cracker (yasai senbei)
  • Indonesian baby biscuit
  • Cheerios

MENU LIST

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How does Musa look when eating them all? Check it out on my Facebook: Musa’s Meals Diary

Month 2 Review of Musa’s Eating


Continuing my review about what Musa had eaten in his first year of life, here I’d like to write ONLY the NEW foods he consumed in the second month, which were not listed on Month 1 Review. This way is expected to encourage me for introducing larger variety of types of foods to him in the future.

Notes for this month:

  • Rice is made in porridge texture, not as fine as puree
  • Chicken and beef are still in the same texture as the first month: boiled while making for broth, minced in blender, sauteed with butter / oil before served

Month 2 Review (7 month old >> Dec 8, 2015 – Jan 7, 2016)

Food Summary

Grains

  • Long-grain white rice [based on Guide to Rice]
  • Wild (red) rice [based on Guide to Rice]
  • Toast from whole wheat bread
  • Bread @airplane.. don’t know the name, haha

Vegetables

  • Baby corn
  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Edamame
  • Radish (daikon)
  • Zucchini

as spices/seasonings:

  • Galangal
  • Coriander

Fruits

  • Apple
    • “Manalagi” variety
  •  Banana
    • “Gros Michael” variety (Pisang Ambon)
    • “Saba” variety (Pisang Kepok), similar to plaintain
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherry
  • Dragon fruit
  • Grapes
  • Mango
    • “Harum manis” variety
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Young coconut
  • Watermelon (red, yellow)

Milk (Dairy Products)

  • Cream cheese

Meats and Beans

  • Tempe
  • Indonesian tofu (tahu)
  • Indonesian cage-free chicken (ayam kampung)
  • Egg

** Non-food **

Oils

  • Palm oil

Drinks

  • Young coconut water

** Snack or Finger foods **

  • Baby rice cracker / baby senbei

Menu List

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How does Musa look when eating them all? Check it out on my Facebook: Musa’s Meals Diary

Month 1 Review of Musa’s Eating


This post is related to a photo album on my FB: Musa’s Meals Diary

If you have read my post about welcoming solid foods for Musa and the review in the first week, you may want to know what he finally ate up to now. When I’m writing this review, he’ll become 9 months within two days, so almost three months of eating! (Read: what I mean with eating is consuming solid foods besides milk feeding.. :D)

Hello, yummy foods! :D

Hello, yummy foods! (no, he’s not lefthanded :P)

I set up environment, routine, and style since the day 1 in giving Musa solids, but it was little disrupted in the second month when we went home country for three weeks. I didn’t wean him ideally during our stay in Indonesia because we traveled either inside or out of city/town almost every day. Time and tools to cook were limited as well, so before we settled at my parents home in the last week, I relied on jarred/tubed fruits/vegetables we brought from USA and also the fresh produces we got locally. Thanks to Allah, I found it was easy to serve him raw fruits/vegetables while being mobile. I wonder if his self-feeding habit has trained him to be such independent eater.

The review similar to this post will be made in series for six months of eating and I’m gonna make summary of the new foods for each month. I’m not 100% following recommendation about time to give particular food, but I find that Wholesome Baby Food website is nice to use for checking the reasons, so you can estimate the risk when you choose to differ. For example, broccoli is not recommended as the first food because it triggers gas (yet, I still gave Musa it in this first month and he was okay.. hahaha).

Besides the food summary, I also include a table containing meals of the month. Since I don’t make meal plan for Musa’s baby food (err.. I meant, I ‘write’ it in my head :D), the list helps me to trace what I’ve given to the baby from nutrition viewpoint.

Here is notes to keep in mind (must read! don’t get lost) while reading the review:

  • The links I put on items in Food Summary refer to the products we consumed
  • Food groups (Grains, Vegetables, etc.) are following USDA guide. For multiple food groups in a mealtime, the letters of food groups initials such as (g) for grain, (v) for vegetable(f) for fruit, (p) for protein (meats, beans, fishes, etc.), and (d) for dairy products are indicated before or after the food name in Meal List table. To reduce confusion while reading, fat is not indicated because it’s almost always used in cooking.
  • Empty cell in Meal List table does not always mean that Musa skipped the meal, but it could be the meal was missed to be logged
  • The use of punctuation in Meal List table:
    • Plus (+) means multiple foods are mixed into one food and may change their basic structure, e.g. : white rice + chicken broth = the rice is cooked with broth
    • Comma (,) means multiple foods are eaten together or separately in a mealtime, most likely without changing their basic structure
  • Musa is half self-feeding baby and we adopt BLW (Baby Led Weaning) rule in terms of giving baby foods in its original structure without making it into puree. In the Meal List table, if you see his meal is fruits or vegetable with no cooking method preceding / following or written with “…cuts”, it means he ate a la BLW baby.

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