Posted July 16th, 2012, 02:29 PM
Not sure if this is even allowed but maybe you can make his food ahead of time and bring it in the little baby bullet containers or just buy baby food jars? We have the baby bullet as well and love it.
And if you absolutely cannot bring it, there are many options that he will/can eat. We took my daughter when she was 10 months and she had lots of options. Scrambled eggs, little pieces of pancakes, yogurt, soup, cheese, macaroni and cheese, grill cheese, etc. I understand about the processed aspect but IMO, its kinda something that you have to loosen up a bit about on vacation.
Generally, I would agree on the loosening up part.... but, he is off the charts big - height & weight (30 pounds at 7 months). Based on what the doctor is saying, we may NOT be able to loosen up on what he eats. Also, his dairy is, at least at this point, restrictive and he is a picky eater.. I know, generally, they are off purees by a year old, but he has some breathing issues, which sometimes make foods other than purees not so much difficult for him to eat, but he gags, and then vomits. This might not be the case by cruise-time, but I would feel better knowing I had the option available to me if need be. :-) AND, it wouldn't hurt if we could baby-bullet him up a juice "smoothy" either now & again.. ;-)
Yes, I could bring organics along... but we are trying to reduce the amount of stuff we are hauling on board, since traveling with a baby comes with a ton of extra stuff anyway (diapers, toys, wipes, stroller, special lotions (sensitive skin), his nebulizer, etc. etc. etc.)....
And, yes, Carnival MAY puree stuff for us, but honestly, I don't want to rely upon that, because I have read mixed reviews: sometimes they do; sometimes they don't... and honestly, it's easier if I do it than having to send it back & specify what to put in, what not to, etc. Making ours ahead of time & bringing it aboard in the baby bullet containers won't work: I wouldn't want to feed him foods that were pureed - and then just refrigerated - a week earlier. (Yuck)... not to mention that I think bringing aboard "opened" fruits and vegetables might not be allowed..
I'm just wondering if anyone has actually done this & brought their baby bullet aboard and could say definitively whether they had any issues with doing so. Technically speaking, I would think there could be an argument that it is "necessary" (medically or otherwise)... But, I don't know what their stance would be.