When NOT To Try New Baby Foods

Posted on Nov 29 2016 - 2:20pm by Christine

We received a message today from Louise in the UK who’d just experienced the car journey from hell!

Her little boy, Rhys, is 8 months old and has been enjoying a wide variety of foods since he started solid foods at 6 months. He’s never experienced any problems with digesting his food, so Louise thought nothing of including a new element into his dinner earlier this week… green beans!

Unfortunately, green beans didn’t agree with poor little Rhys at all and – according to Mum – they gave him horrible gas (wind) pains the next day, leading to lots of tears and distress.

The biggest problem, though, was that Rhys and Louise had to make a 7 hour car journey that day… Louise was driving and had no one along to help her out. As you can imagine, the journey was fraught, with lots of stops to try to ease the poor little man’s discomfort!

Thankfully, he’s feeling a lot better now.

When not to try new baby foods

The moral of this story?

If you’re facing a long journey with your baby, whether by car or otherwise, then stick to foods that your baby is comfortable with for the few days leading up to your trip. Travelling with a little one is not always easy at the best of times – travelling with a baby suffering from an upset tummy is even harder.

The same applies if your baby hasn’t started solids yet and you’re considering introducing them – if possible, make sure that you have a few quiet days to deal with any potential problems.

If you’re planning a long trip, then delaying solids until your return won’t do any harm – plus, it will save you having to bring along the extra equipment that you’d need!

Thanks, Louise, for sharing your story.

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