What is your 10-11 mo old eating?

Jamie - posted on 03/11/2010 ( 79 moms have responded )

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Hello! My daughter is almost 11 mos and is still on formula. She's been eating the Gerber puffs and loves them! But that's about the only finger foods we've had any success with. We've given her other things from our plates (plain chicken, mashed potatoes, spagetti) but cut up super tiny otherwise she gags a bit. She only eats 2nd foods as her main food source since we didn't do well with the chunky 3rd foods. I was wondering what everyone else is doing for a meal plan? Our's is: oatmeal cereal mixed with fruit for breakfast w/bottle, bottle for snack, rice cereal and vegetable w/bottle for lunch, yogurt/cottage cheese/puffs w/bottle or juice for snack, and then meat - veggie - fruit w/bottle for dinner (and sometimes more puffs). We also have a bottle right before bedtime. She only has 4 oz each bottle, occasionally she'll have 6. I feel like we're not feeding her enough, but she doesn't seem hungry. When do you start only feeding 3 meals a day and maybe an afternoon snack? Thanks!!

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Gretchen - posted on 03/17/2010

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I keep my daughters meal plan very simple...whatever she wants when she wants it. Babies are very good at knowing what they want to eat and how much. My baby still gets most of her calories from breast feeding. The rest is really just taste testing. She loves bananas, apples, and cut up grapes. She only gets formula when I need to leave her with my oldest daughter as babysitter on occasional evenings.(usually short dates with my husband). I let her sample what is on my plate. Babies do not need a fixed feeding schedule. They will tell you when they are hungry and when they are not. don't mess with that. over feeding a baby can lead to weight problems when she is older. The human body loses its ability to know when enough calories have been consumed if it is overfed too often. trust your baby, she knows if she is hungry or not. and trust your doctor. If she is growing and gaining weight, all is well.

Heather - posted on 03/14/2010

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My little man is 10 1/2 months old (will be one on 4/25) and has 4 or 5 bottles a day still (he usually drinks about 24 oz/a day). I give him a bottle when he first wakes up and then he takes a morning nap and after that I usually fix him one egg, a little bit of meat, some swiss cheese and a little bit of fruit. Sometimes I'll mix in some salsa as well to give him a little bit of veggies and a little variety. Then about 3 hours later I'll give him a bottle and maybe an extra one during the day and then at supper time he usually eats what we eat (just cut up in bit size pieces) and then one more bottle right before bed. About two weeks ago he flat out refused to eat baby food (even stage 3). No matter how I tried I couldn't get him to eat his baby food so we switched exclusively to table food and some Gerber fruit snacks during the day. He only has two bottom teeth but somehow he manages to chew everything up and rarely gags on food. Oh, one other thing that I do sometimes is give him some extra veggies at supper time (the Gerber toddler ones), if I feel like we don't have enough veggies with supper for him. I hope that this helps.

Kerry - posted on 03/11/2010

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My daughter has 2 bottles a day, just dropped the 3rd. she has a bottle when she wakes up, and one about an hour before bed (so it doesn't become a sleep association), She also has three meals a day plus 2 snacks ( yoghurt, cheese, sliced banana, apple, she eats what we eat, we only modify the meals if we are having something spicy ie we will leave the sauce off her's. She feeds herself witha fork and spoon, we need to help her get it on the utensil! Are u giving her jar food? cos i find babies who eat only jar food have problems transitioning to lumpy foods. If you mash the family meal to a smooth consistancy and gradually mash it less and less untill you no longer have to mash it, she will not notice the change in texture and before you know it she will be eating the family meal cut up into bite size pieces. chewing also stimulates their gums and get's their teeth moving down, aswell as assists in speech development. Hope this helps :)

Dayna - posted on 03/11/2010

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My son is 11.5 mos. and he eats almost exclusively adult food. It did take him a while to get used to eating chunky foods though. He's never been really fond of the 3rd foods, but he loves eating finely cut-up adult food. He eats cereal with fruit for breakfast, a 4oz. bottle, lunch with me (usually chicken breast and vegetable), sometimes a 4oz. bottle, dinner with us (repeat lunch plans) and then cereal with fruit before bed. I too worry about getting enough calories, so sometimes at lunch I'll give him a bottle first, but he loves adult food so much, he'll try to skip the bottle.

Tori - posted on 03/11/2010

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My daughter has about 3 or 4 bottles a day and only eats 2nd foods. The chunks in the 3rd foods make her gag as well as the finger food. I think it's pretty normal. My sister still used formula for about a month or two after the 1st birthday.

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Emmeline - posted on 03/30/2010

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This is the time when the only thing that seems slow about our babies is their appetite and growth. Otherwise, they are in hyperdrive! It's totally normal. Just keep trying new things while your little one is still open to it. The longer you wait, the harder it will get. Always watch your baby eat in case he gets a piece stuck. My little man will cough too-big pieces up, take them out, look at them and try again!

Anne-Marie - posted on 03/29/2010

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My grandson loves pasta. You can always try farina, or pastina with butter. Its small enough and soft enough. If you have a cuisanart you can put anything you eat for dinner in in add water and make it very mussy like baby food. My grandson hates the 3rd stage foods. He wants what we have to eat so I cut things very tiny or mush it.

Rachel - posted on 03/29/2010

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I have an 11 month old daughter & I took her to Children's hospital in Seattle about her gagging when I was trying to feed her. They told me to use a gum massager & try her on toys & snacks she could put farther into her mouth (with supervision). She didn't care for the Gerber biscuits, but she loves baby Mum Mums. They're made from rice & dissolve fast & even come in organic. She doesn't gag anymore, so now she likes eating a lot better.

Rachael - posted on 03/29/2010

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Before my son was eating regular food, he was on a schedule of, Oatmeal or Cereal w/fruit for breakfast. Bottle around 9:30-10. Fruit and Veggie Jars for Lunch. Bottle around 2:30-3. Fruit and Veggie for Dinner. Bottle before bed... That started around 6 mos. Now at 11 mos, he refuses a bottle, or Jar food. Eats anything you give him. Is partial to banana's, hot dogs, green beans, blueberries. He is also off formula for over a month now, and drinking whole milk throughout the day from a sippy. He loves apple and white grape juice as well. My son was drinking 8 oz bottles by this point. Every baby is different. If she is still hungry, she will let you know! For a while I would make his bottles 1 oz more than he was drinking just to make sure he didn't want more. He only ever took what he wanted. :) Hope that helps.

Sarah - posted on 03/29/2010

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my 11 month old is still on formula but she doesnt eat any baby food...she eats our food! she would rather eat what we're eating than eat her baby food or baby cereal!

Racheal - posted on 03/27/2010

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my son will be one on april 15th and he will eat about any finger food he has tried..ive had no problems with new things

Meagan - posted on 03/19/2010

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My son will be 11 months on the 20th. He loves EVERY kind of food there is available to him. He still has about 1 bottle of formula a day, as well as baby food jars stages 2 and 3, but he loves table food! He will eat fresh steamed veggies, ANY kind, just about every fruit we've given him as well as the gerber snacks. I found it was much cheaper to buy boxes of cheerios and kix, they are almost the same, and they last alot longer! He mostly drinks form the sippy cup, alothough he has a bedtime bottle of formula and oatmeal between 7 and 8 just before bed. I give my son 3 meals a day. breakfast: a jar of fruit with oatmeal and juice lunch: stage 3 jar with juice or water. depending on what we have eaten, if there is mashed potatoes or veggies vailable ill give that to him instead dinner: pretty much the same as lunch time. we also give him the snacks in between. I feel like they will let you know if they are more hungry or too full, go by what they tell you through either goo goo gaga or body language =) thanks!

Heidi - posted on 03/19/2010

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Sounds like you're on track. Formula should be her main food until she's a year old. Your 11 month old eats way more table food than mine.

Ginger - posted on 03/18/2010

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I feel 6 meals a day is a terrific habit for babies and adults alike. I wouldn't put too much emphasis on when she's eating but on what she's eating. Well bablnced is all that matters. As far as formula I plan of tappering of on to milk after 13 months or so.

Michele - posted on 03/18/2010

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my twins r 10 1/2 months old they eat 3rd foods they dont like the chicken chunks or the turkey but they eat everything else for breakfast they have oatmeal mixed with yogurt and fruit and they usually take a morning nap then they have a 3rd food and veggie for lunch another bottle in the afternoon and then for bed they have ceaeal with fruit they eat all the gerber graduate snacks and have yogurt in the middle of the day and when we have food i give them different things to try they r pretty good eaters thank God !!!

Katie - posted on 03/18/2010

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My son Jax is almost 11 months and is just getting his 3rd & 4th teeth. He's eating a 6-7oz bottle at 7am, cereal at 9, on good days eats lunch at 12:30 but lately skipping this meal. He then has a 5 oz bottle at 2:30, tea at 5, dinner at 6:30 (2 pots of food) and a 6-8oz bottle at 8 right before bed. He's only eatting stage 2 as he refuses stage 3 (and gets horrible diaper rash). He can eat cheerios, teething biscuts and rice cakes but that's about it.

My plan over the next month is to get him to drop his 2:30 bottle and try to get him to eat more hopefully.

Danielle - posted on 03/18/2010

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My almost 11 month old is the same. He just recently started eating more textured foods. He really likes things like spaghetti or anything tomato flavoured, I just mash it up more so it's easier for him to handle. He still gets to practice his chewing without it being so hard to chew that he gags and throws up. He also loves french fries and ketchup. I bite the ends off. I know it's not the healthiest choice but it gets him chewing and he loves them.

A typical day for us is usually fruit and yogurt for breakfast, or sometimes oatmeal. He usually has soup with crackers mixed in it for lunch and a fruit for dessert. Dinner is often whatever we ate only mashed up very fine and he usually has fruit, applesauce, or pudding for dessert. He has 8 oz bottles between meals. He now sleeps from about 8-9pm until 7:30-8am. I also put a daily vitamin in his morning bottle. I still keep jarred baby food on hand for days where he refuses to make the effort to chew. We always have sweet potatoes, green beans, carrots, and butternut squash in the cupboard. He also still enjoys all the Gerber jarred fruits.

Andrea - posted on 03/18/2010

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my little man eats like he was a teenage boy - at least that's how it seems. He is still breastfeeding and does that about every 3 hours. His schedule is pretty much this every day:

7:00 nursing.

9:00 breakfast a whole banana cut in half long way and then sliced and a half cup or more of Cheerios.

10:30 nursing - and if I'm lucky a 30 minute nap

Noon: two jars of 2nds baby food veggies one mixed with rice cereal and 1/2 cup of Puffs

1:30 nursing - and maybe a longer nap

wake up time: if he asks for food I'll give him a jar of veggies or Fruit.

4:30 nursing

5:30 dinner with the family - I try to feed him some of what we eat, either a soft fruit cut into small pieces (his favs are pears and peaches) or steamed veggies, he also eats breads and mashed potatoes - he also eats another jar of veggies at this time and puffs while we finish cleaning up.

7:30 nursing

8:30 if he asks we give him Puffs or Cheerios to snack on. sometimes if he's insistent he gets another 1/2 cup of cereal

And then he nurses around 10 or 11 and again about 2am

I've been told to feed him 'til he stops eating because he'll know when he's full but he never stops on his own and will eat anytime we offer him food and many times even when we don't and he thinks he should be eating. As for the gagging thing it took us over 2 months of eating nothing but puffs (we started trying at 6 months) until we could get him to try swallowing anything else even 1st baby foods. He got to the point of being able to handle Cheerios and steamed veggies around 9 1/2 months. He will be 11 months on Saturday.

Svetlana - posted on 03/18/2010

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My dother is 11 months old and eats almost exclusively adult food and mother's milk (in the early morning and bevore bed)

Billi Jo - posted on 03/18/2010

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my daughter is 11 months old and eats whatever we eat,she won't eat the baby food any more after she tasted our food. she still eats the cereal in the morning but that's it as far as baby food goes, she's a good eater though.she has a bottle in the morning,two more during the day and one at night before bed,

Samantha - posted on 03/18/2010

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hi , my son is 11mths old. hes currently eating spagetti, rice cakes, meatballs, chicken nuggets, ham and chicken devon, scrambled eggs, rice pudding, spagetti bog, satay chicken and rice,brocolli, corn, potatoe, sweet potatoe, pumpkin, beans, snow peas,carrot,mangos, pears, apples,bananas,apricots, blackberries, blueberrys,onions and garlic, oranges, strawberries, cheese sticks and slices, framage and yogurt, water and formula, turkey pieces, devon, icecream, soy milk.
what i did with my home made baby food to get him to eat all this was slowly increase the size so he got used to it, yes he did gag on it originally until he learnt to use his tounge but now hes coping quite well, the only trouble i have is feeding him fats and sugars, so lucky me, healthy home cooking! now hes a eating machine, but hes a slow eater, so with that instead of meals where i fed him, i gave him stuff to eat with out mummys help, and with out distractions like toys let him consume it at his own pace. hes just the picture of health, four months advanced in growth, and now im lucky to eat my steamed brocolli before he gets it. i also found mayo was good to hide and bind eggs, tomatoe sauce on the meatballs, and cheese on his veg or in mash to make him eat it, it worked!i put him to sleep and naps with bottles only but i cheated and added the beginner blue farex rice cereal mix(from woolies), two scoops per bottle to hold him with sleep and help with growth because i found he was hungry all the time. and the golden rule, food before bottles because he was filling up on fluid.he now eats basically every thing i eat but it also helped him to see mummy take a bite before he did to encourage him to eat it, it worked also, so goodluck in expanding her taste buds, hope it helped :-)

Tammi - posted on 03/17/2010

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My daughter is 11 months old now and she has been feeding herself for a couple of months. She gets upset when I try to feed her with a spoon anymore. She eats cheerios with some fruit in the mornings or I give her half a cereal bar with some fruit and formula (I'm already starting to try and wean her to reg milk); for lunch I will give her some kind of veggie (she loves loves loves her green beans) with some cheese, meat, fruit and formula; dinner she eats either at daycare or if she's at home it's whatever I'm eating with formula (btw she's drinking out of a sippy cup). I usually don't give her a morning snack but afternoons she gets cheerios, goldfish, or some fruit with formula. The only thing I have problem with getting her to take is juice, will not drink any juice for the life of me!

Lindsay - posted on 03/17/2010

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Wow, Jamie, yours sounds very much like mine. I breastfeed my almost 11 mo. old son in the morning, he has a 2nd foods fruit and a bottle for snack, a 2nd foods veggie and a bottle for lunch, I breastfeed him when I get home, he has a 2nd foods meat, and possibly a fruit if he's still hungry for supper, and I'll also give him some puffs at supper. He loves them! I've tried some 3rd foods and he gags to the point of throwing up. I've tried really cooked pasta as well and he has gagged. He's also been having a cough lately with lots of phlegm, which I'm sure doesn't help the problem. His bottles at daycare are 4 oz. and I'm unsure of the other times of how much he gets since I breastfeed. I think your daughter is okay. My son is always really happy. I think some babies just move slower than others, and we shouldn't push. We can just keep trying. It's definitely made me feel better reading what your daughter eats.

Janie - posted on 03/17/2010

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Hi! My daughter is 11 mos she is still breastfeeding n formula. She still eats 2nd n 3rd baby foods along with all kinds of table foods, except fish, peanut butter, etc. She dont like cereal anymore. So during the week while at daycare she eats a step 3 baby food of breakfast cereal w/a bottle, lunch she eats either a stp3 jar of meal (chx n veg/chx n rice/spaghetti) with a stp2 fruit w/cup of juice, dinner 3rd stp jar of food w/ fruit n bottle. She likes all the Gerber snacks such as: cookies, rice cakes for babies, etc. She loves to eat, she has 4 1/2 teeth at da bottom and 4 with 3 cumin in at da top. she likes to eat

Alison - posted on 03/17/2010

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My son is almost completely off the baby food. He still likes the cereal and fruit combo ones better than me making it, but otherwise he eats what we eat. He's completely off the bottle and I started giving him whole milk. This is my third son and the pediatrician that I had for my first son had us switch to milk at 6 months, so it's your doctor's opinion. He is a BIG fan of Mum Mums and they are so much better than those biter biscuits from Gerber. I've only been able to find them at Walmart though.

Sharon - posted on 03/17/2010

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My little girl eats anything and everything we give her. She's had finger food from 6 months and never eaten puree unless it's added to cereal i.e Weetabix or porridge. Yes she gagged at first but that's because a babies gag reflex is much further forward in their mouths to help prevent choking. I give her peices large enough for her to hold in her hand and still have some sticking out of the top. She has water to drink and then has a breastfeed afterwards if she wants it. Yes it's messy but you're going to get the mess eventually so why not start now and then it's over sooner because they soon learn to eat the food rather than just play with it, which is how they see food to start with anyway. I would just start giving her finger foods and see how she gets on. Don't panic if she gags - this is how babies move the food back to the front of their mouths to chew up a bit more. If some gets eaten great but if not don't worry, it's all about her learning about new textures and tastes - food tastes different whole rather than pureed. Start with soft fruit and cooked veg. If you want some more info on baby-led weaning then there is a great book on Amazon - Helping Your Baby To Love Good Food by Gill Rapley. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Baby-led-Weaning...

Lisa - posted on 03/17/2010

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hi i would not worry too much about not feeding her enough, she'll let you know if she's not getting what she wants too fill her tummy. i have an 11 month old, and she has always only taken about 3 to 5 oz. of formula with each bottle. my dr said at this age she needs 20 oz in a 24 hr period of formula. some babies like to eat only a couple larger bottles a day and some like to nibble more. i had a hard time getting my daughter to eat much of the baby foods, and so i just started giving her a few different things cut up small on her high chair tray and she love to eat now. she thinks its fun to pick up all the small pieces of food and see different colors and textures and its great for hand to mouth coordination and learning to use her fingers. she likes to eat toast or bread, watermelon, and other fruits, pancakes , meat like ham chicken and steak, cut up very small of course since she only has 2 bottom teeth. she likes different soups and vegies like peas and cooked carrots etc... and i giver her a bottle when she goes down for naps, usually 2 a day and then she has one at bed time and in the morning, and if she happens to wake up i might give her a little formula to help her settle back in. and its also nice when we go out to a restaurant because she can be up with us eating what we are having. so like i said do not worry about it too much, kids will eat when they are hungry. hope this was helpful to you. just keep introducing new foods to her and try not to get to caught up with all the baby products that are out there, they seem to like what you like more.

Ashley - posted on 03/17/2010

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My Lil kiddo sophia is 10.5 months old and she is just letting me give her new things to try. She WILL NOT eat the 2nd foods anymore cuz she loves to chew. So I give her a slice of whole wheat toast with butter in the morning (sometimes she eats two slices!) and a 4oz. bottle. She also snacks on her gerber puffs and yogurt whips. For lunch she has been really liking oven baked turkey meat and grapes with the skin off for lunch. and for her dinner she gets oatmeal and fruit with a lil formula and a 6 oz. bottle after her bath and in her bed for 9pm! the whole sleeping in her bed thing is a whole other topic and issue!!!!

Chantal - posted on 03/17/2010

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Hi! My little boy is 11 months and still has bottles, he still even wakes at night, he has been sick alot over the last month and he eats but not much, my natropath said if they don't want to eat it is ok he will eat when he is hungry so I'm not to concerned for now. If it continues once he is much better I will be concerned and will take him back to my natropath she has been a great help. I need help with trying to get him to sleep thorugh any ideas?

Dominique - posted on 03/17/2010

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My son is 11 months and eats more than i do. since he has 8 teeth in his mouth he can chew almost everything from chips and candy to seafood and chicken. Try feeding her sweet foods such as fruit and things that she can hold in her hand. Also, try giving her juice in a cup to minimize the number of bottles she drinks a day so she can take to more solids.

Linda - posted on 03/17/2010

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My daughter is 10 months & she eats everything & I mean everything from doritos to chicken & meat. I started giving her squash chayote when she was 4 months and then I moved it up to beans & soups and now she eats everything and I'm happy to say she's very healthy. She still drinks some formula when she gets sleepy & I'm also still breastfeeding when I get home from work & at night. I wanted her stomach to get use to different kinds of foods so I would give her small portions of different foods.

Charlotte-marie - posted on 03/17/2010

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Every baby is diffrent..take my daughter she has a bigger appertite than me lol she eats everythings. She still has her bottle only when she has a sleep though. Im sure your baby would tell you if she was hungry..dx

Anige - posted on 03/17/2010

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My 11 month is eating everything, she love to eat regular food. She take her bottle twice a day.

Diane - posted on 03/17/2010

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Meaghan: my son always stops eating when he gets a cold. He just wants his bottles during that time. I just let him do that & he lets me know when he's ready for more again. Just give her a little time.

Meaghan - posted on 03/17/2010

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Hello to all the Mom's of April 21st'ers! My daughter was born on April 21/09 and was doing well with the solid food (less enthused about vegetables than her older brother, but she'd eat fruit and he wouldn't!). A week or so ago she got a cold and now she's fighting me on most food. She still takes 3 or 4 bottles a day, but I have to force feed her breakfast. She'll eat yogurt, and sometimes those fruit and applesauce blends, but I have a hard time even getting cereal into her lately. She will take a sippy of water, but not much else. I hope she gets over it.

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My son hated jarred baby food. He went from pureed fruits, veggies, and meats to small bites with no problems. He is a good chewer, having gotten his teeth early. He eats everything we eat now with the addition of 3 bottles of formula a day. He also loves all the gerber toddler snacks and the Naturals Brand Cheetohs. They have the same ingredient as the gerber graduates cheese puffs at around the same price for twice as much!

Lindsay - posted on 03/17/2010

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I use ALOT of different things. My son hates oatmeal! He loves the gerber puffs, too. They also have what I call, "baby Cheetos" I forgot what they are called, but they are shaped like cheetos and he loves them. I buy the veggie dip flavor. For his breakfast I do cheerios with some kind of sliced up easy to mash fruit like strawberries, black berries, blue berries or banana pieces. He loves being able to fed himself like a big kid!

For lunch he usually just snacks because he takes a big nap during that time. He has been napping for 2 hours. When he gets up he eats different things, like treats. Jello jigglers, which are messy, but he loves them and craisins, raisins and little 100 calorie pack cookies..:)

For dinner he likes gerber 3rd foods and we always are trying new finger foods. I dice up ham, turkey and chicken and sometimes make homeade mashed potatoes. I have tried sliced avocado, tangerine, peaches, sweet potato, green beans and some other stuff. No cheese until 1 year!

I hope this helps! Seriously if you don't care about the mess try some sugar-free jello and make shapes with cookie cutters. She will love that, but it messy. Its a fun snack! Good luck!

Theresa - posted on 03/17/2010

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My Daughter was born on the 21st of April and she has 2 bottles a day and eats all 3rd foods and Gerber graduates foods, She prefers the chunky over the smooth and HATED all 1st and 2nd foods (though i can get a 2nd food desert past her after dinner)
She never had any problem gagging she eats Cheerios, cut up bananas, cut up apples,Gerber fruit snacks, and anything else she gets to chew..LOL and she only has 6 teeth i'm surprised she can mush cheerios up with her gums..LOL
Don't worry all babies are different and some take much longer to eat chunky foods..My first daughter wouldn't eat 3rd foods until over a year old.

Wendy - posted on 03/17/2010

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I am having the exact same problem with my 11 month old. I am very worried, but it sounds like he is probably fine.

Jaimee - posted on 03/17/2010

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My 11 month old typically doesn't want anything for breakfast other than just a nursing session, once in a while she will eat Scrambled egg whites and rarely I can get her to eat some oatmeal with peaches or bananas. For a snack after her morning nap, she nurses again for a few minutes and then I'll give her a nutri-grain bar or a fig newton, she only has two teeth but she just kind of chews and mashes these until they are gone and at least once a day she eats an apple or a pear and mandarin oranges from the glass jar . For lunch she will nurse again and maybe 30 minutes later she eats steamed veggies - usually broccoli, cauliflower, squash and zucchini. She just nurses on and off throughout the day after that, munches on Baby Mum Mum Rice Cakes and Maple Biter Biscuits, those Gerber cheetoh looking things for baby in the Zesty Tomato flavor and then for dinner she gets a good nurse and some more steamed veggies - usually zucchini, green beans, carrots and spinach with chicken or ground beef.

Faith - posted on 03/17/2010

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My big guy was born April 7th and he has TWELVE teeth! He eats everything. I've not found anything that he really refuses as long is it isn't plain baby food. He definitely prefers table food to baby food. No texture, no interest! I have added crushed crackers into his baby food veggies to get him to eat them. He has started to drink whole milk mixed with his formula (was breastfed till 8 mos) and we will soon be weaning him to whole milk and a vitamin supplement and getting rid of the formula. He used to like the puffs but now he'd rather have something he can chew on a bit more. He has slowed WAY down in weight gain the last two months even though he isn't walking on his own yet - just cruising.

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My son is almost 11 months & he is eating all the same foods your daughter is, although he is mainly on 3rd stage & seems to like the chunks. But another mom told me about the KidCo food mill she has & I thought I would try it out. Its great for grinding up meat, veggies & even fruit, although the fruit is mostly juice when it comes out. I just thought maybe it's ground up enough that she won't mind the "chunks" as much and become open to more table foods. We cannot eat in front of our son anymore without him demanding some, does your daughter show an interest in eating off your plate?

Sharise - posted on 03/17/2010

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My son likes the stage 3 spagetti but lately hasnt eaten much at all. He is 11 1/2 months and i just switched him to lactose free milk. Mashed up sweet potatoes are also a fav and bananas. He likes to hold the banana and eat it. Thats been the fav. lately. But i think its normal at this age to not eat a whole lot. I talked to my doc about it and he said as long as they're getting lots of fluids its jok.

Rachel - posted on 03/17/2010

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Bless her. She's doing well then in other departments. Christian isn't pulling himself up yet. He can sit up, and he laughs and chatters and pulls his big brother's hair! I am sure it will all work out ok in the end for you Donna. Must get myself ready as I have to walk to collect my older son from nursery at 10.55am!

Donna - posted on 03/17/2010

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No, she won't eat anything yet. Even water is mostly brought back up but thats not a big deal as being breastfed gives her plenty of fluid. I think she'll be ok in time, its just that she appears to be so far behind others in the food/drink department. I guess she has the rest of her life to catch up! Otherwise she's right on cue - cutting her 6th tooth, pulling herself up on furniture, saying bub, dad, mum & nan, pulling her brothers hair & laughing!! She's going to be a little character. It may just take another couple of weeks/months before she feels like eating or her "gut" is ready for food perhaps. Thanks for your encouragement Rachel.

Rachel - posted on 03/17/2010

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Oh yes, I forgot raisins and bread! I make stovies - so easy! Haven't tried Christian on it yet, but that's a good idea, Karen!

Donna - having babies is exhausting from the beginning right through (so I'm told by elderly people that talk to me in the town!). But it's so rewarding. I have days when I think I can't cope, but you do. Yesterday was hard with my 4 year old, but I'm sure today will be lovely. Sometimes he doesn't listen to a word I say! Then he is cheeky. But he is so loving and thoughtful, more than I could have ever hoped for from a 4 year old. Parenting is a huge challenge, but it's lovely. Obviously some of us have bigger challenges than others, Donna, but I am sure it will get better. Will she eat pureed fruit, like melon (which is a liquid when pureed)?

Donna - posted on 03/17/2010

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Thanks Rachel!! It is very challenging & some days I feel like I can't cope (but as a mum you just have to). It has turned our lives totally upside down. I'm soldiering on. Lucy is such a delightful little lady that I feel so blessed to have her in my life - she makes it all worth while & bearable!

Karen - posted on 03/17/2010

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Hello fellow mums, my daughter is 11 month's and she has 2 bottles of milk each 7oz and 3 meal's a day, we make all our own food inc cottage pie, stovies, mac n cheese, stew and she loves it plus she get's snack's of fruit and raisen's in between

Rachel - posted on 03/17/2010

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Hi. My youngest is nearly 11 months. He has a bottle when he gets up, followed by baby cereal, then fruit (pear, apple, banana or grapes cut up, but lately he's been spitting grapes out). Then he has another bottle mid morning and a bread stick or rice cake and/or fruit. For lunch he has either a jar of no.2 baby food or a home made Annabel Carmel meal with baby squash or water, and then a yoghurt or fruit puree. He then goes to bed from about 1.30 to 3.30pm. When he gets up he has a bottle, and maybe a baby biscuit, then for tea he has a jar (or home made) meal and water, and sometimes a baby rice pudding or something similar. I don't give him a pre bed bottle, he just never seems to want it so I don't bother to offer it now. He goes to bed around 6.00pm and sleeps until 6.30am in the morning!

He eats boiled/scrambled eggs, cooked carrot slices, bread sticks, rice cakes, baby biscuits, fruit (banana, apple, pear, kiwi, grapes), mashed potato, tried cherry toms cut up but not keen, cucumber - not keen but keep trying, pasta. Today he is having macoroni cheese we had last night, but I removed his portion before I seasoned it. He is starting to eat our food gradually depending on what it is.

I keep thinking I am not being imaginitive enough, and keep thinking of new foods. Have not tried rice as I think he might choke on it, but maybe I will now!

Donna - poor you - it must be very hard coping with lots of allergies. My niece is like that and is 18 now. You get used to it and it's just part of life in the end.

Rachel x

Donna - posted on 03/16/2010

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My baby is 11 months old so this will come as a shock - she totally refuses any solids. She is 100% breastfed still. She is highly allergic & I am on a special diet to breastfeed her. I offer her low allergy foods but she clamps her mouth shut & there's no way any food can be given to her. I now just offer it on her highchair tray & she plays with it. One day she will actually start eating it I'm told. Apparently its not unusual for allergy babies to refuse food until much later than non-allergy babies. A friends child did the same thing. I've also been told that she won't starve herself to death. She is meeting all her milestones & is a very happy baby. She is allergic to eggs, potato, wheat, oats, nuts, soy, chemicals. Hopefully as she gets older she will be able to tolerate more foods. Not all vegies, fruit & even rice are recommended for a while yet, so when I read what your daughter is eating it sounds like a lot compared to mine!!

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I love what Kerrie Cromie said about how her baby eats what they eat. I've been making my own baby food from day one and about her 7 mo mark I just started throwing a portion of whatever we were eating (minus spicy or anything too salty ie soy sauce) in the food processor until it was smooth and feeding her that. I would have kept going in that direction but I realized my daughter (about a mo ago) started diving for my 3 yr old's plate when she was finished eating her food. Thats when I realized she was ready for chunkier food. It might help to give her something that she can gnaw on. Like a carrot stick or my mother in law used to get those go-gurt things and freeze them and give them to the kids. Its actually what got my now 3 year old chewing. Hope that helps. And if she's just not ready for it yet dont worry some kids are slower in some areas than others. I'm sure she's quick enough in other areas kids have a way of balancing themselves out like that.

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My son started refusing stage 2 baby food a month or 2 ago & he doesn't like the stage 3 foods much either. At first all I could get down him were graham crackers. But now we're doing much better. Now he eats a lot of different things cut up & he especially likes to eat off our adult plates. Even if it's not his meal time he wants to sample what we're eating.

He LOOOOVES freeze dried fruits & veggies. I buy the "just tomatoes, etc" brand, they are very healthy, no other ingredient aside from the fruit or veggie itself.

He still likes graham crackers, but I've cut back since they have sugar. He loves toast with a wide variety of toppings on it cut up. He likes pancakes & french toast. He likes waffles too. He loves quesadillas (but only made with smoked gouda cheese, LOL). Sometimes I give him cereal bars, I break them into little pieces, but I'm stilll looking for one with no added sugar, so I don't give those very often.

He eats a lot of things now, but it was hard to get him into it really. Just keep on trying different & even repeating things he has refused (occasionally, not all the time) & you will get there.

My son still LOVES his bottle, though, after each meal he has to have his bottle or he gets upset.

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Hi My Daughter is 11 months & our routine with food is bottle at 7am 8am either cereal with fruit or vegemite on toast & cheese, 10:30 Yogurt / custard / Pieces of fruit 11:45am lunch which is either food I have made up for her such as pumpkin & veg mash Or chicken & vege's or pasta Bolognese e.tc 2pm bottle 5pm dinner which she loves Veal or minute steak cut into strips for her with steamed veges / canned tuna & corn then desert 7pm bottle. She loves adult food & is off jar foods & always gags with heinz jars but does well with organics only jar food. She has arrow root biscuits or rice crackers throughout the day as well. Unless she's teething she has a big appetite.

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my daugher will be one april 10th and she eats anything and everything --- she eats on average 2-3 jars of baby food a day she loves soft finger foods bananas, carrots, peas, mashed potooes, oranges, lemons, bread, pretty much anything she loves cooked cabbage rice, chicken , anything and everything she is such a piggie and she has 4or 5 - 6 oz bottles daily and she only weighs 19 1/2 pds... she isnt walking but cruizing everywhere almost walking- she loves all toddler meals and snacks from the little gerber line of foods the pasta pick ups rice and chicken stars etc... she has 8 teeth already and chews tiny amounts of food whatever we eat i let her eat small pieces of it plus a jar of food cause she is so tiny but the small pieces on her tray makes her feel like she is a big girl and doing something feeding herself and i feed her the baby food in between bites for the nutrients

Francesca - posted on 03/16/2010

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My little Ella eats everything but baby food. She always refused. She has always been far more interested in what I am eating. She loves fruit of every kind. Bananas, watermelon, blueberries. She also eats steamed veggies chopped up small. Her favourite is tunips and yams. She is not a huge fan of meet but she will eat salmoln, beef filled ravioli. And we just recently discovered how good those All Bran Fruit Bites are, and they are an excellent source of fiber too! She loves her yogurt and multigrain cherios. But she wont eat cheese-unless its grilled cheese & avocado sandwiches. She loves her finger foods. She is doing so well with them I dont need to cut them up too small. I just cut them into strips. The only thing we still avoid is milk, honey and nuts.



Ella is breastfed on demand, usually 3 or 4 times during the day and about 3 times during the night. But that is subject to change any given moment :)



My Ells sometimes only takes a mouthful or two and she is done. And sometimes I can barely keep up. It all depends on her mood. I used to really worry about what she is eating but my pediatrician said that "food is for fun until their one" and that I should practice extended breastfeeding since nutrition since extended breastfeeding bridges the gap for nutritional requirements from 6-23 months .But thats pretty much all we do here.



Every baby is different. You are doing great. I wish I could get my daughter to have eaten some pureed foods. It was rough in the beginning of solid foods. If your lo doesn't seem hungry and she is happy and healthy, I wouldn't worry too much :)

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