gerber 3rd foods

Chelsea - posted on 06/07/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Have your little ones had trouble with the gerber 3rd stage foods? I planned on starting my little girl on then the other day when she turned 10 months. I gave her the lasagna one and she acted like she was gagging/choking everytime I gave her some! I was giving her small bites also! She does fine eating the puffs, yogurt melts, bread... but she was really scaring me with the lasagna and the noodles in it looked pretty small... Anyone else had this problem yet?

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Stephanie - posted on 06/09/2009

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My son would not eat the 3rd foods. he just kept spitting it out or refusing it. He is on all table foods right now and does really good with it.

Ashley - posted on 06/08/2009

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My daughter eats stage 3 foods just fine. She had a problem with the first few bites, but she has figured it out and now she eats all stage 3 foods. We just use a food grinder when we want her to eat what we're eating.

Kayla - posted on 06/08/2009

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Our pedi told us just to skip stage 3...she said that some of it's so chunky it's like eating table food so she told us we should just skip straight to eating table food! Our son used to gag on everything, then he realized that he has to chew it up...we kept giving it to him but in smaller pieces and now he eats with no problems at all!

Megan - posted on 06/08/2009

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I sure have and with the lasagna as well! I backed off on them and just giving him more of what we are eating cut up really small. I'm guessing they have problems because they are so used to baby food being so smooth w/o chunks.

Sonya - posted on 06/08/2009

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My daughter had the lasagna too... and she made herself throw up! It might be the taste of it. She will take the third food fruits just fine, but any of the ones that are supposed to be dinners... she won't take. She is eating everything else, including mac and cheese and bagels, so I am just going to skip the 3rd foods!

Sabrina - posted on 06/07/2009

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Quoting Chelsea:

yeah, i also kind of think she was not chewing the food because it was on a spoon, and everything she usually gets from a spoon is not something she has to chew



thats true and besides i have learned that when they start to eat table foods they start to become independent and want to feed themselves. so even if you give them a spoon or fork they will be using their fingers for a while. i only had one of my kids use the stage 3. i have skipped it alot. my last daughter wouldnt eat nothing but table food at 6 months. besides it wont hurt her if you skip a stage.

Loni - posted on 06/07/2009

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We did at first, it was such a difference for him but he got used to it (it also helps when you warm it up, we totally forgot the first time!). He didn't like the peas in one of them, he likes them pureed but whole he didn't like at first. He specifically swallowed the rest and spat the peas out!

It'll take a little getting used to it as she learns to eat with her jaw not just smush puffs and rice crackers with her tongue. Try a little every day, even if it's just a couple small bites. She just has to get used to the very new texture and don't forget flavor!

Chelsea - posted on 06/07/2009

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yeah, i also kind of think she was not chewing the food because it was on a spoon, and everything she usually gets from a spoon is not something she has to chew

Sabrina - posted on 06/07/2009

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i havent tried yet but i think i am going to stick with stage 2 and the snacks. i just started yesterday giving her the pasta pick ups. she loves them. between the snacks and the dinner with adessert she is full. so i am not going to go up to the next stage. but i have read alot of posts from other moms about the same thing. but if she is doing good with the twos and table food like the graduates there really is no need to do the stage 3. stage 3 is really to get them use to the bigger pieces. and if she can already eat the table food then she is doing good.

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