Connie - posted on 10/05/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )
Connie - posted on 10/05/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )
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Kristina - posted on 01/02/2011
i gave my daughter soil food at 6 months old. i also give her whole milk because she wont take the formula. i have been giving her the whole milk since she was 8 months old. my daughter does really good with everything and my daughter has only 4 teeth
Jessie - posted on 12/31/2010
My 7 month old has started eating table foods. I am not fighting her to eat her baby food. It was just easier for me to feed her baby food, but she wont eat it most of the time now. As far as toys, whatever she can play with that she cant swallow. She plays with her brothers grenades and tanks. She doesnt have any teeth yet, but i give her small pieces and she gums it:)
Ramona - posted on 12/31/2010
Every child developes different so its up to you to decide when it is safe to do so but my child started about one.
Janet - posted on 12/29/2010
It would depend on how many teeth he has its been 16 yrs since i had a baby but if he could chew good and have many teeth 10 months or so.
Mary Renee - posted on 12/29/2010
Toddler refers to "toddling" so technically it should be whenever they're "toddling" or starting to stand and walk a little.
But my 7 month old loves teething crackers for ten-month-olds. But she still eats stage 1 (supported sitter) baby food even though she's crawling already. I just figure I only want to give her one new food a week to make sure she isn't allergic so we're getting through all the stage ones and other safe fruits and vegetables (I also make her homemade baby food) before going to mixed baby foods.
I agree with others who say it depends on the product.
Sunshine - posted on 12/29/2010
I started at a year old... :) I let him try the graduates foods about 9-10 months :) With the Toddler formula I switched at one year.. :)
Jennifer - posted on 12/29/2010
I think it depends on your baby's size and growth, kinda like with baby clothes. I don't think this is as important with bath products like shampoo, since I know of adults who still use baby shampoo, but in terms of clothes, food, utensils, and toys I think that's all dependent on the child's physical size. Hope this helps!
Courtney - posted on 12/29/2010
well i have a 18 month old and i never went from"baby to toddler" products...from the time my son was 6 months i just started feeding him table food..i started with mashed potatoes and stuff that didnt require chewing and as he got more teeth i gave him the more complex foods..he is a healthy active 18month old who eats what we eat for every meal now from mac and cheese to steak and potatoes the whole 9.he has been of formula sincce he was 10 months old, and only gets milk on occasion usually at breakfast then juice at lunch and dinner water for anything in between..it really depends on the child..but just start adding little bits of table food here and there and see how your child reacts
Jessica - posted on 12/29/2010
i switched slowly around 9 months with food and milk instead of formula, he statred ceral at 4 months.My son just turned 1 before xmas and he is down to a bottle every few days for bed and eating completly what we eat. I never used babyfood from the store i just made fresh so it was easy to move him over to what we were eating.
Sandra - posted on 12/29/2010
My son stoped baby food and formula around his first b-day. He eats everything we eat and he quit the bottle around the same time for formula. He`s been "bottle free" since he has figured out the sippy cups! He drinks half applejuice half water. Some of the stuff I cook I`ll take some out for him befor I start to use more salt and other spices! He`s not been having any problems!
Iysha - posted on 12/29/2010
between the time my daughter was 1yr and 1 1/2, i didnt use any baby foods that were store bought....mostly because we were in a pinch. I used infant food products until she was one and now that she's 1 1/2 I use both infant and toddler....cant get her enough of those little snacks that look like cheetoes. lol, she loves them!! I like to buy goldfish crackers since I can buy them in bulk and it's cheaper. all those toddler/infant snacks ar great for on the go...like the fruit bars that look like fig neutons...they fill my daughter up and are easy to just throw in my purse.
Melissa - posted on 12/29/2010
We did a big change when our boys were just about to turn 2 years old.
Kathy - posted on 12/28/2010
I think this division between baby and toddler products is an artificial one. It's a marketing ploy. Our children's development is a gradual one, not a race to be organised by corporations. The word "products" in this context is ridiculous!
Davina - posted on 12/28/2010
I switched to toddler products from baby products when my little guy was 8 months old or at least when he started eating solid food and not just baby food
Bridget - posted on 12/28/2010
I did it as needed. I don't think it's an exact science. You interact, observe, and encourage your child, they grow and develop in different ways, and you react by facilitating it.
Jennifer - posted on 12/28/2010
I started switching at about 10 months also depending on the products but I would definielty switch completely at a year
Liz - posted on 12/28/2010
I just go with the flow - not really thought about when to change things. My youngest is only 10 weeks but I seem to remember with my 3 year old, he had formula milk for nearly a year, then had toddler milk for a while then went on to cows milk after that. From bottle to sippy cup at about 9 months, from the mushy baby food to the slightly lumpy baby food to the full toddler meals over a period of about 4 months from 6 months onwards. He had a mixture of ready made baby foods (he loved the ella's kitchen stuff) and homemade food.
Kathy - posted on 12/28/2010
Sorry, Connie. I'm a bit confused. I don't understand "baby products" vs "toddler products."
I've always seen any change as a simple progression. Maybe it's a manufacturer's thing.
Jeannette - posted on 12/27/2010
As far as food goes, Bryce started eating baby foods at 6 months. By 8 months he was eating what we were eating. We still use baby bath products on him, because we have a ton left. He is 13 months and still in his crib and will be there until he can climb out.... or 3. He drinks whole milk on the weekends and occasionally on the weeks, but is still breastfed. He plays with toys in his age range, but I have bought him toys up to the age range 2. Besides puffs/lil crunchies, I don't buy toddler foods at all. I think it is a waste of money.
Alexis - posted on 12/27/2010
Food-we always did table food, just pureed it when he was younger. Whatever we are eating he eats, it has kept us all eating healthy. Toys-anything that is safe for him as in no choking parts, and toys that he has an interest in. Sometimes they are baby toys and sometimes they are older kid toys. Bath products, I have always stuck with no tear products and will until we can keep it out of his eyes. My son is now 16 months.
Sarah - posted on 10/16/2010
I agree with Vicky,i dont use baby products except for nappies and formula as all other products are more espensive and a marketing tool to rip off new mothers...
Shameka - posted on 10/15/2010
BETWEEN 11MONS OR 1YEAR
Christa - posted on 10/14/2010
We buy our household products from an all natural wellness store. What we buy is safe for our whole family...so I don't have to worry about a switch-over. But I remember with my first three children it being around the age of three.
Rebecca - posted on 10/14/2010
My bb (Ethan) is on the stage 2 baby foods. He eats those everyday. He usually takes around 3 bottles during the day and then 2 at night. He eats babyfood for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He has had 2% choc. milk, and done fine with it, and yougurt also. I give him vitamins, b/c some times he drinks under a quart of formula a day. He eats the mum mum rice crackers and the gerber snacks (yougurt dops and veggie puffs) and drinks juice and water (mostly water) out of his sippy cup. He still wants whatever I have on my plate, so i usually just let him taste of it :)
Nichole - posted on 10/13/2010
I didn't really get my baby off of formula until after he was a year old. He didn't have anything but formula, baby food, rice cereal, and teething cookies until he was a year old.
I started with normal food slowly, first with cheeros then progressed. My son didn't have cow's milk until a year. We just ditched the bottle completely after he turned 2 years old and it's been a nightmare! After a week of no bottle, my husband decides to give him one. I was so upset by him wrecking the progress, I threw them all away and well I yelled at him too. Phoenix is now a month without a bottle and on just regular food without cow's milk. We found out he has a really nasty intolerance for it, so we had to cut it from his diet completely.
Tiffany - posted on 10/13/2010
It would depend on what you're referring to. My daughter is still on baby food, but we're trying to introduce her to more table food. For now though, she doesn't handle it well. She does eat Yo Baby yogurt now and loves it, but it's soft like baby food. She'll eat sweet potato, carrots and we have these organic crackers that she chews on if we break them up. We have organic biscuits too that she does okay with and last night I just bought some organic cookies so we'll see how she does on those. As for bath products, I'll keep using her baby products for awhile I'm sure.
Cara - posted on 10/13/2010
It really depends on which products you are referring to.
Aicha - posted on 10/09/2010
my daughter has always eaten regular food even as a baby we just sent it through the blender then feed it to her
Jayme - posted on 10/09/2010
with my first baby I started feeding her baby food when she was about 4 months old cause formula just wasn't satisfying her as much and i refused to be one of those moms that put baby cereals in the bottle.
Serena - posted on 10/09/2010
My sons decided that for me more than I decided. When it came to food my youngest son just one day decided he did not want "baby" food anymore. He had a taste of real food and wouldn't go back. I still use baby wash though on my four year old cause I use it on my babies. I think it depends on you but I have noticed that as a whole toddler things are cheaper...
Susanne - posted on 10/06/2010
Depends what products your talking about
Vicki - posted on 10/05/2010
What kind of products are you talking about Connie? If it's baby bath products I don't use them. Packaged food for babies or toddlers is a marketing con so no switching involved there. We sometimes use disposable nappies when we go away, we switched to the toddler size around 11 months for my big bummed boy.
Rachael - posted on 10/05/2010
i started switching my son at 10 months, depending on the products. i found that by 10 months he could chew some of them, like the cookies. I just made sure to check the ingredients to make sure there wasn't honey in them. I think it just depends on your toddler's ability to chew solid foods.