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 Post subject: Re: Feeding vegan kids
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Rutabaga is a tough first food! It has a really strong (and not good) taste to me. I highly recommend sweet potatoes as a blander root veggie.

I just got Malka a snack trap. She loves it, but of course immediately figured out how to spill all the snack on the floor and/or pulverize it within the cup and then shake out the crumbs. Once we had that in hand, she wouldn't eat anything that wasn't in it for the rest of the day, so it was a lot of Os and freeze-dried fruit today.

But suddenly, she really does seem to have an appetite! She ate three actual meals yesterday including lots of fruits and veggies!


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 Post subject: Re: Feeding vegan kids
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:39 pm 
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I think the snack cup worked well for about a day for us - it may prevent accidental messes, but definitely not deliberate ones!!


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 Post subject: Re: Feeding vegan kids
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Ha! We have the same issue. Leela figures out cups and containers really quickly and then we have very expensive dogfood.

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Dahlia is such an odd kiddo - she still loves her snack trap and only opened it up maybe once. These days, if she's sitting in our livingroom eating it, I'll take the lid off it because she can be trusted to not spill it everywhere, but mainly we used it in her stroller or carseat when she was younger.


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 Post subject: Re: Feeding vegan kids
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:50 am 
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I am bumping this thread as I am thinking about what to feed Annie when she hopefully starts eating in a few months. It has been really useful so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Feeding vegan kids
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:27 am 
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avocado!

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 Post subject: Re: Feeding vegan kids
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:56 pm 
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Yes I was thinking today that avocado would be the first thing to try. I am currently reading the baby led weaning thread. I am a bit worried about it as everything I read says it is really hard for babies to be vegan so this forum is my only real resource.


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 Post subject: Re: Feeding vegan kids
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:00 pm 
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I think this thread predates Vegan for Life. It's a nutrition book by Jack Norris and Ginny Messina, and there's a chapter on vegan kids and babies. It's very reassuring, but also gives solid advice on things like b12. And until they're a year old, babies get most of their nutrition from breast milk or formula. Eating is just for practice. Figuring out how to use their tongues and swallow and put things in their mouths.

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 Post subject: Re: Feeding vegan kids
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rebeccaxx wrote:
Yes I was thinking today that avocado would be the first thing to try. I am currently reading the baby led weaning thread. I am a bit worried about it as everything I read says it is really hard for babies to be vegan so this forum is my only real resource.


I've never heard that it's hard for babies to be vegan! Most kids start with fruits and veggies and many have reactions to dairy so they end up effectively vegan for months. Esp if you are still BFing or giving formula, it's hard to see why there would be a risk. Food before 1 is just for fun!

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 Post subject: Re: Feeding vegan kids
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:34 pm 
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Having fed one vegan baby so far, I do not at all understand why people would think it's more difficult than feeding a non vegan baby.


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 Post subject: Re: Feeding vegan kids
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:46 am 
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Thank you all, it's really reassuring to hear this from people who have already done it. And I will look for that book.


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 Post subject: Re: Feeding vegan kids
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:20 pm 
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i dont know if im the worst person to be giving advice in this thread or the best person since i have a kid who has actual eating issues but the best advice i can give is just to not make a big deal and stress over it. just make it fun and give your kid some finger foods to play with and not worry about what goes in their mouth.
like everyone is saying once your kid starts eating most of their nutrition still comes from breastmilk/formula

the act of eating is more about exploring and the mechanics of eating/chewing/swallowing/and pushing the gag reflex back off the tip of the tongue to the back of the throat.

BabyPunk literally did not eat solid food until after 2. she survived on breastmilk alone for the first 2 years of her life. obviously that's not ideal but im just saying you dont need to freak out about the nutrition end of it.

definitely look for Vegan for Life. it's a great great science based book that is great for all stages of life. it's a good read for any vegan and it does have a section on kids.

of all the dr's ive had to bring BabyPunk too, including the nutrition people, not one single person has ever had an issue with her general vegan diet. ive never sugar coated it either. i just flat out tell them im a vegan.
i actually think the actual dietician (we see a dr/psychologist, a nurse and an actual dietician there) at the nutrition clinic kind of likes that im vegan because i know a lot about healthy eating/nutrition.

in this day and age there are so many options for vegans that there shouldnt be an issue.

i have read some of the same things you have! im not sure where you're looking but ive read on various websites/books that you cant have a vegan kid but i kind of just ignore them. (who cares what you say Baby Center!)

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 Post subject: Re: Feeding vegan kids
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:31 am 
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Thank you lisa, you always know how to give me confidence.


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