When can I start feeding my baby Gerber Puffs? The container says when my baby is learning to crawl, but the website says when he starts to crawl.

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Venus - posted on 02/17/2009

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I haven't started any finger foods yet.  My son just turned 6 months old, but has no teeth yet.  Can I give him puff puffs or cherios or anything like that yet then?



 

Heather - posted on 02/13/2009

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As long as your baby can chew they should be OK. My son is 5 1/2 months and I've just started giving him MUM-MUM Biscuits which are similar to Puffs as they melt away. I just watch him while he's eating just in case he bits off more than he can handle.

Lorilynne - posted on 02/17/2009

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I gave my son puffs the other day but he couldn't really pick them up and get them to his mouth on his own so I'm going to hold off for a little longer.  If you want to feed yours some kind of finger food, try the baby mum-mums like another mom suggested.  As they mush them around in their mouths, they get really soft and pretty much disolve.  Plus, they're big so baby can grasp them with his or her whole fist.  I've been giving those to my son for about a week now and he's doing great with them.  Oh and Venus, its totally up to you.  Babies don't need teeth to chew, just stick to the disolvable types if you're nervous :)

Catherine - posted on 02/13/2009

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I agree with pp.  As long as your baby can chew or mash with his tongue.  We've been giving my LO cheerios (broken in half) for about 2 weeks now.  He just got really good at eating them this last week though.  Anything that melts and mushes easily is a great first finger food.

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Meagan - posted on 02/17/2009

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I've been giving my daughter them since I started giving her baby food. They melt, so the baby can't choke, so I say, if you think your baby is ready, go for it.

Samantha - posted on 02/17/2009

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I just gave my daughter some of the cheese puff gerber things (it says when they start to crawl also) and she did great, so i guess as long as they can handle them and you watch them, go for it!

Nicole - posted on 02/17/2009

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My pediatrician said Joshua can start "finger foods" when he can sit up unsupported.

Renee - posted on 02/16/2009

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I've been thinking about getting the puffs for my son who is a little over 6 months.  They say to look for signs that your child wants to feed themself.  Last night at dinner he grabbed a big handful of my salad (he was too quick for me) so I think he might be ready! 

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