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Questions & Answers About Feeding Your Baby Christmas Holiday Foods

 

Holiday Desserts for Baby?

During the Holidays yummy desserts are a hallmark of the feast. Many deserts will contain whole eggs and even milk. Many pediatricians will say that for the non-allergic baby of 8 months or older, baked goods with whole eggs and dairy products are fine. (Please remember that milk is NOT appropriate as a replacement for breast milk or formula until a baby has reached the age of 12 months or until your baby's pediatrician indicates this is appropriate.)

 

Wheat is included in many desserts in the form of flour. If your baby has wheat allergies or a gluten intolerance, it would be best to skip a dessert and resist offering baby a "treat". Learn more about Wheat and visit our Wheat & Egg Substitutions page for ideas on cooking without these ingredients.

 

If you would like your baby to have a Holiday treat and wish to serve him or her a wee bit of dessert, consider the above and as always, consult with your pediatrician.

Can My Baby Eat the Family Pumpkin Pie?


Pumpkin Pie typically contains whole eggs and evaporated milk. Many pediatricians will say that for the non-allergic baby of 8 months or older, baked goods with whole eggs are fine. The same advice is true for milk products. Milk in a baked good recipe is fine for the non-allergic infant of 8 months or older. (Please remember that milk is NOT appropriate as a replacement for breast milk or formula until a baby has reached the age of 12 months or until your baby's pediatrician indicates this is appropriate.)

If you would like your baby to have a Thanksgiving treat and wish to serve him a wee bit of pumpkin pie, consider the above and as always, consult with your pediatrician.

Is Gravy Ok to Offer my Baby?


Our inclination is to not offer babies gravy during Thanksgiving. Homemade Gravy is made of starches and the fatty drippings from the Thanksgiving Turkey pan. Jarred or canned gravy contains a variety of un-pronounceable ingredients that may not be good for your baby.

Keeping this in mind, if you wish to offer your baby a small drizzle of gravy during Thanksgiving Dinner then feel free to do so. If you baby is prone to digestive upsets, we would recommend using a very small amount or none at all. As always, you should consult with your pediatrician about offering your baby foods that may not appropriate for baby's stage.

 

 

 


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Recipes and Baby Food Ideas for Babies

Christmas Baby Food Recipes, Meals and Ideas for Making Baby's First Christmas Baby Food

 

Let your baby have a wonderful time exploring foods and sharing in the family celebration. Pull baby's high chair up to the dinner table and watch her joy and wonder as she takes part in the joy, laughter and excitement of the Christmas Holiday tradition.

Below you will find a few great ideas for how to serve up a Christmas Holiday Meal for your baby or toddler. We've also included a few tips for the Christmas Holiday with baby. Please ensure that the combinations and foods suggested are age appropriate for your child.

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One Pot Christmas Dinner - A simple and quick recipe making use of the Christmas foods. 8 months+

1 cup of cubed Roast Beef, Mutton (Lamb) or Turkey - uncooked
(using cooked is fine as well)
1/2 cup peeled and cubed winter squash
1/2 cup peeled and cubed white potato
1/2 cup peeled and cubed sweet potato
1/2 cup peas or green beans
1 small handful of fresh or frozen cranberries

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan
Add 2 cups of water
Bring to a gentle boil and then turn heat to low
Simmer on low for 20 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and veggies may be easily pierced with a fork.

Transfer the cooked One Pot Christmas Dinner to a large mixing bowl and mash or chop as needed. Process in a Blender or Food Processor if needed for babies who do not like lumps and textures. This will freeze nicely if pureed.

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On Christmas Day, don't be afraid to take a piece of cooked roast beef, mutton or turkey and combine it with the veggies being served to create Baby's Christmas Dinner.

Squashy Apple Sweet Potatoes 6 months+
Take a small scoop of that baked acorn or butternut squash and mash in some sweet potatoes and applesauce.

Sweet White Potatoes 7 months+
Take a small scoop of (pre-seasoned) white mashed potatoes and blend in some sweet potatoes

Baby's Sweet Potato Apple Pie 6 months+
Mix in some sweet potatoes and applesauce with oatmeal or rice cereal. Mix in yogurt for babies over 8 months.

Yummy Pumpkin Pie
Baby Pumpkin Pie is easy, simply blend pumpkin puree together with oatmeal or rice cereal. Mix in yogurt for babies over 8 months.

Mince Squash 8 months+
Dish up some of the Christmas squash and add some pureed raisins and figs, sprinkle cinnamon and/or nutmeg and mix. Read more about Spices and Figs

Green Beans and Potatoes 7 months+
Green beans and mashed potatoes are a staple of many Holiday meals, for your baby, make a blend of white potatoes and green beans

Baby's Roast Beef Dinner
Serve your baby a yummy Christmas Holiday Dinner mélange.

1 slice of Roast Beef
applesauce
sweet potato

Blend all of the above Christmas food together for a yummy meal.

If your baby is eating finger foods, simply cut the meat into small pieces and arrange in baby's dish with the sweet potato and applesauce.

Christmas Spirit Tofu
Blend tofu, add smooshed peas and a hint of mint.

Make a Sweet Potato or Squash Gravy instead of traditional gravy

Applesauce may be a great "gravy" when spread over or mixed into meat dishes and even veggie dishes. Puree some sweet potatoes until runny and add a dash of nutmeg then drizzle over the meat or potatoes. You could also make a butternut/acorn squash "gravy" or even a carrot "gravy".

As always, you should consult with your pediatrician about offering your baby foods that may not appropriate for baby's stage.

In general, offering baby "new" foods during the Christmas Holiday is not a good idea. Not offering new foods may help avoid the chance of an allergic reaction and allow you and baby to better enjoy the Holiday.

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Here are a few tips to help you through the Holidays on Baby's First Christmas

hint for christmas with baby - first christmas for baby Keep the Holiday activity to a minimum when possible.

hint for christmas with baby - first christmas for baby Resist the relatives and friends who are eager to hold your baby. Let those well-meaning individuals know that your baby may become upset if she is "passed around" to too many people.

hint for christmas with baby - first christmas for baby Babies thrive on routine and prefer to be with those they feel most secure with. Your baby may be upset with too much stimulation and travel.

hint for christmas with baby - first christmas for baby Allow yourself the time to retire to a quite room with your baby if you think she needs some relaxation and a break from all the celebrations.

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Always consult with your pediatrician about introducing solid foods to your baby Remember, always consult with your pediatrician regarding introducing solid foods to your baby and specifically discuss any foods that may pose allergy risks for your baby.

 

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