If mama eats onions, baby has experienced them before birth. If mama eats onions, baby has experienced them while nursing. If mama eats onions, why would baby not want to eat onions?
Of course there are common sense baby food considerations. For example, since onions may cause discomforting gas, initially blend only a tiny portion of cooked, pureed onion into a food previously introduced. Due to the sulfur content, you might want to make a game of the first time you offer a thin raw onion ring to your child as finger food – a “look what happens to my eyes when I hold this” kind of a game (stressing HAPPY tears) – or a “mmm, this is lip-smacking delicious” game where you exaggerate the lip smacking. Might you have carefully cooked a few ringlets and offered them…somewhere between the pureed stage and the raw finger food stage? It’s a thought! Many factors come into play.
• Early reading proved to me that onions are truly valuable health enhancers.
• Further reading led to the belief that the outermost onion layer is particularly valuable. Therefore, in the "How Much" post, it seemed a favor to suggest that we not peel beyond the dry, protective portion of the onion peel.
In a land far away, there is a homemaker who often serves raw, thinly sliced onions. During meals, each family member is free to select what amount he or she wants… in a lettuce or cabbage wrap sandwich, added to black beans, or whatever the meal. At times there are leftover onion slices. Does she place them in the refrigerator to be used the next day? Does she enclose them in a plastic container with a tight lid? Does she enclose them in a glass container with a lid? What does she do with those leftover onion slices? She sets them in a glass bowl and positions that as a kitchen table centerpiece, where it generally remains until the next morning.