when to start table food??

Brittany - posted on 02/13/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my son is almost 10 months old and i still feed him stage 2 baby food because he only has two teeth, when should start to give him table food and what to start off with??

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Tenisha - posted on 08/20/2012

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My son is 9 months and I also started with the Gerber Graduate Puffs and the garden veggie cheese doodles. They dissolve easily! and also Baby Mum Mum which is his favorite and taught him how to self feed. As far as table food, I just started to give him french fries but i bite the ends off, small pieces of chicken, veggies cooked really soft n mashed up and rice. He just got 2 teeth so He still eats stage3 babyfood still but he is starting not to show interest so within the next month I kno he will be on more table foods

Jeanette - posted on 02/13/2010

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My daughter is 9 1/2 months and she eats what we eat. She has been eating table food since she was 6 months. I started with plain cheerios, gerber fruit or vegi puffs. She really enjoys eating what we have, I just chop it up into small pieces and she feeds herself. Except she don't get hotdogs.

Brittany - posted on 02/13/2010

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my daughter has 4 teeth, but like the others have said, they can "gum" most things! We started with plain cheerios (NOT honey nut), and now she also eats those Gerber puffs as well and loves BOTH things! She's also had a couple arrowroot cookies as well! Anything that's dissolvable is good to start with so they get used to it! You can also get one of those mesh feeders to put veggies, fruits etc in to help them learn to eat it without worrying about choking! Good luck!

Maggie - posted on 02/13/2010

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My daughter has 6 teeth, but the molars come later. They can gum just about anything. She eats cheerios, crackers, pasta, bread, fruit, chicken, salmon, sausage (sliced thin without the skin), cooked veggies, hummus.

At first she gagged on things sometimes, but as she learned to handle different textures she has gotten better. Last night I was giving her bits of shredded chicken and she grabbed a larger piece and bit off a chunk.

Why don't you start with something soft like banana or pieces of bread? Also you can peel and core an apple or pear. Slice it thin, put it in a bowl with a splash of water and microwave for a minute. Once it cools it makes a fun snack. You get floppy apple slices. My daughter's favorite.

Brandie - posted on 02/13/2010

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I started my 9 month old with cheerios and graduates puffs and lil crunchies a little over a month ago. She did really well with them because they dissolve in her mouth. Then I started giving her cooked veggies and small pieces of chicken and such. Now at almost 10 months she's eating pretty much everything. She does have 8 teeth, but I don't think they really help her that much. As long as the pieces are a decent size she just kind of gums everything.

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