Pulling self up and feeding themselves

Trae - posted on 03/09/2010 ( 26 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 6 1/2 months old and she just learned how to pull herself up to our couch and began feeding herself gerber puffs. I was just wondering if anyone elses babies do this and how I can persuade her to start walking

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Jessica - posted on 03/19/2010

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Our son is 7.5 months and he feeds himself puffs, but he doesn't pull himself up quite yet, he is trying to, but not quite there.

Rebecca - posted on 03/17/2010

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Yeah my little man has been doing this for about a mth or so. But my baby also walks holding my husband hands everywhere. Just try that manybe

Bex - posted on 03/17/2010

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my daughter started solids at 5 1/2 months, and cant stand being feed baby food, will only eat what she can feed herself, she has no teeth at all. she can eat anything, crackers, steamed carrots, banana, toast, anything, as long as she can hold it, have had no problems with choking at all. shes 7 months now.

Alexis - posted on 03/16/2010

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My son has been eating crakers and puffs for over a month now and is just now pulling himself up to a stand ( I had to raise the crib side up!) I hold his hands and he steps forward on his own. He doesnt have the balance yet to start standing on his own without support let alone walking but he has the step think down.

Karen - posted on 03/16/2010

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No idea what puffs are but my daughter is loving trying finger food and loves cruskits. In terms of the walking thing, Molly has been crawling for a few weeks (she is 6 and half months too) and pulling herself up everywhere now too. My son commando crawled at 5m and walked at 8 1/2, which was hard work. 9month old walkers take lots of tumbles and proper crawling is really good for coordination so the longer they crawl the better!

Emily - posted on 03/16/2010

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Puffs were one of my son's first foods. They are great because they melt in their mouths.

Claire - posted on 03/16/2010

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I haven't a clue what gerber puffs are!! My little one is 7 months and 6 days old and weighs about 25 lbs and there is no way he can hold his own weight on his little legs yet! He has only just learnt to sit up alone! He is however, eating pretty much whatever I put in front of him. He feeds himself finger foods like steamed veg etc. He is my second little boy and although he is a big boy and on one hand I'm desperate for him to walk to relieve my arms and back, but on the other, I'm in no rush to get him to walk! My 1st walked at 14 months.

Jennifer - posted on 03/16/2010

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Holly--Nope, it doesn't say that they have to be 12 months on the package for them to eat puffs. It says that your child may be ready to use this product if he or she-crawls with stomach off the floor-may pull self up to stand-begins to self feed with fingers-begins to use jaw to mash food. I decided to start these a couple weeks ago. She has never choked on them only puts one in at a time, and gets extremely excited anytime she sees me pull out the container :) I know lots of people who have given these to their kids (starting 6-7 months) and they have all loved them :) Good luck!

Shauna - posted on 03/16/2010

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My little one doesnt have teeth yet- but has been teething forever it seems!! she will sit unassisted for like a minute if that and then fall over or to the side!! i havent tried gerber puffs- thought about it- but she eats mum mum's and loves those!! i give mine everything pretty much though- bread, waffles(w/o syrop), anything really.....

Jazmar - posted on 03/16/2010

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Does your baby have teeth yet? I haven't tried the Gerber puffs, but then again, my daughter doesn't have any teeth yet. My lil angel is 7 months and she only stands up and tries to walk for short spurs. She has not learned how to pull her self up in a sitting position yet though.

Shauna - posted on 03/16/2010

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my little girl is 7 months and hasnt been doing any of the above!!! she rolls around A LOT!!! my son at this age did all of the above but i have to keep in mind that some babies develop their motor skills sooner then others- dont encourage a 6-10 month old to walk sooner then later, they will do it on their own and because their minds are very childlike- you really dont want them walking before 12 months....ive had sooo many moms say that to me when ive made comments about wanting them to do this or that sooner.......i still cant believe that all you guys have 6 month olds that are pulling themselves up....wow they are a little advanced id say, but way to go!! ;)

Jessica - posted on 03/16/2010

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my son eats the gerber graduates puffs to and i also bought the wagon wheels for him to eat when were eating food so he doesnt feel left out. hes still having a hard time picking up the puffs but hes getting it, as far as him pulling himself up, he hasnt yet but hes curious about it. i think hed rather scoot around the house trying to find things to get into hehe

Jennifer - posted on 03/16/2010

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Baby Mum Mums are the greatest!!! They don't need teeth to eat them and they can eat them by themselves. I give my daughter one right away when its time to eat then I can get lunch started or finsih the dishes or something while she is slobbering away :) Puffs are great too, they are aloud to have them when they start crawling and they don't need teeth to eat them. My daughter does have two teeth up front but she chews them in the back of her mouth anway, they dissolve quickly. Very good things to start your baby out on for eating and they LOVE them :)

Casey - posted on 03/13/2010

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My son started crawling at 6 months and pulling up the next week. So I let him crawl and a few days before his 7 months I bought him a walking to push around. He loves the little lion. If you want the link I can send you where to get it. Also his dad will hold his hands and "walk' with him.

Holly - posted on 03/12/2010

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They have Mum Mum cookies. They are wonderful because they melt and you can give them whenever. Try looking for them = )

Melaina - posted on 03/12/2010

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My daughter has been feeding herself the puffs for a couple weeks now, but she just started pulling herself up this week! My experience with my other 2 kids is that your child will walk when they are ready! They may take to it right away or they may pull themselves up on things for months! You can't really persuade them to walk. They will learn to do it at their own pace!

Tarah - posted on 03/12/2010

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I have 3 little ones ages 6 yrs., twin 3 year olds, other than our daughter, who is 6 months. I didn't give any of them the puffs until the recommended ages. Especially, when there are no teeth present yet. Ava does have her two bottom teeth. NOT that it should keep you from it if your LO can handle it, because I am eager to give her snacks, as well. She's very eager herself! I was just always afraid of the choking hazards that come along with biter foods. BUT, they are made easily to dissolve and the container does state if your LO is crawling, they may be ready for it.



She has been trying to pull up, as well. And can bare weight on her legs long enough to stand for a while. As far as walking goes, I agree with the PP. They all are very eager to learn and go at their own paces. Everyone is different. My oldest crawled by 6 months but didn't walk until 15 or so. And the twins crawled around 7 and were walking by 10. Some babies skip crawling all together and just go for the gold by walking!

Jen - posted on 03/12/2010

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this is kind of a question about the puffs... at what age did you start giving your LO the gerber puff I have wanted to for a while but the container says 12 months? my daughter is 6 1/2 months as well.

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My son can pull himself up pretty well. He is capable of getting the food to his mouth (baby crackers) but just tries to jam the whole thing in and so needs supervision. He refuses to feed himself his bottle though. i've tried encouraging him to hold it himself but he gets mad and won't do it unless he feels like it.

Stacey - posted on 03/11/2010

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hey I didn't know 6 and a half month onlds can eat puffs? My daughter is 6 and ahalf months old with no teeth..can she still eat them? And she does pull her self up on EVERYTHING now that she can crawl...I swear she is gonna start walking before she has perfected crawling! lol

Chrisna - posted on 03/11/2010

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My son is 7 months now and he also wants to feed himself. he feeds himself puffs and all kinds of sweets

Emily - posted on 03/09/2010

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Really, you want her to walk already? You are asking for trouble ;) lol I'm only kidding.. but really, she will learn to walk when she's ready. Babies have an intense desire to keep learning and growing, so you don't really have to do anything to encourage it. She will do it naturally on her own.

Daralee - posted on 03/09/2010

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yeah my daughter is doing that to i hold her hands and she walks around with me for very short distances she gets so excited when doing that

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