What are people feeding their 9 month olds?

Tiffany - posted on 05/31/2010 ( 32 moms have responded )

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I am just wondering what other moms are feeding their babies. I am not sure what I should be trying at this stage so any helpful info is greatly appreciated!

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Sarah - posted on 06/02/2010

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My doctor says it is important to try tablefood even if they dont have teeth this is the list he gave me.
mashed bananas
canned pears and peaches
cheerios
toast, lightly buttered
graham crackers
arrowroot cookies
mashed potatoes
soft cooked vegetables, mashed
yougurt
pudding
chopped meats
apple peeled and cut into eights
egg broiled, scrambled or poached
soft cheese
egg noddles
rice
bagel
peaches ripe and peeled
orange sections, peeled and loose membranes removed
spaghetti with meat sauce
fish
tiny meatballs
soft cooked pieces of chicken

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Tiffany - posted on 06/04/2010

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Thank you for all of your posts....everything is very helpful! I wasn't aware that she was "allowed" to eat so many different things! Now that I know, we will definitely try some new goodies!!

Thanks again!!

Jill - posted on 06/04/2010

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Nathan is eating whatever we eat (as long as it is not super tough). He still has cereal in the mornings though.

Roxanne - posted on 06/04/2010

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Oh and start off easy with fruit then move on to veg and then meat and stuff... and give them a few days to adjust to new tastes... And I totally understand where you are coming from- I often wonder if Im feeding too much or too little or enough variety- That's Parenthood I guess...As long as we do our best, that's enough (I hope ;P)

Roxanne - posted on 06/04/2010

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My daughter eats stage 3 baby foods -except some which she refuses. (i can sometimes mix these with other foods and she will)She also has a mouthful or two of what my husband and I are eating. She still drinks two to three bottles of formula a day as well. They should eat at least 3 meals (baby food is fine) a day by now and then just full up on formula- that's what my doc. said. Hope this helps. : )

Sue - posted on 06/04/2010

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my son is on stage 2 baby food but would rather eat what me and his dad has, so now we sit him at the tabl with us and gives him what we have on are plate and he will sit there and eat it. so it depends on the child i say.

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I have a 21 month old son and a 9 month old daughter. My daughter is eating mostly what we eat, this being said we cook nutritional meals only. If we are having something that is not good for us then we will give her something us. We probably would not have started her on people food yet but as my son sits in a booster seat and my daughter sits on the floor under him (as she loves him) him would always feed her parts of his dinner. So there was no stopping it. My daughter gets 16 ounces of formula a day and the rest whole milk. She is no longer on a bottle she is on the straw sippy cup that you can flip open and shut, the same one my 21 month is on. Good luck.

Shannon - posted on 06/04/2010

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Shylin is 9 1/2 months old, and she has been eating 3rd foods since 9 months. she gets cereal in the morning with 3 oz of formula, then for dinner 1/2 veg and 1/2 dessert (or Gerber yogurt) with 3 oz of formula, snack time is a 6 oz bottle of formula with yogurt bites of banana puffs, then supper she finishes her jars from dinner without a bottle, cause she will get 6oz for bed. She hates juice, and just sips now and then on her sippy cup, so... We let her try a lot of things we eat, but don't feed it to her as a meal. She crawls all over and gets to stand on her own once in awhile.

Kristy - posted on 06/03/2010

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Daisy eats pretty much whatever we are eating. She does still get some baby food every day, usually veggies because we don't always have time to steam them and get them soft enough- but I really want her to eat them. She loves spaghetti, pancakes and grilled cheese sandwhiches. Those are her absolute favorites, but she also loves hamburger and little chunks of chicken or turkey. Yogurt, cheese... small peices of fruit. Pretty much anything that can be gummed up since she still doesn't have any teeth.

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My son is eating stage 3 foods and we let him try what we are eating and his is also on cows milk he loves it. It really depends are what you are comfortable with. Cause with my first child I was always scared when he started eating what we ate. I was always asking is okay for him to eat that is he old enough. I finally got over that LOL. Try applesauce and pears and peaches little things like that at first and see what he likes . my doctor told to pick one thing and try it for a week to make that he liked it and to make he had no reaction from it.

Maureen - posted on 06/03/2010

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My Cristina will eat anything you put in her mouth.. she also has 8 teeth which makes it easier for her I guess. The doctor said we can give her everything we eat except nuts. She no longer likes baby food so we just give her whatever we are eating. Mushed up for her ofcourse.

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Im feeding my nine month old everythng we eat along with his baby food and cereal. Just make sure to cut everything up very small:)

Kelly - posted on 06/03/2010

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hey, ebony is 9 months too, she has no teeth yet, but she eats everything her brother and sisters eat, my eldest is almost 5, and ebony has the same as she does.for example, last night for tea, she ate pie, mini waffles and broccolli. the only thing i dont give her is raw carrot and apples, as she hasnt quite mastered them yet.

hope this helps.... xx

Elisha - posted on 06/03/2010

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Wow...reading some of these comments...makes me feel like my daughter is a little behind...She'll be 10mos old on the 19th of June. She still isn't crawling or pulling herself up yet. She can stand if I pick her up and lean her tummy against the furniture...and as for the Sippy cup, yeah right only if there's something that she normally doesn't get like sweet tea. She's eating a little everything. Loves all stage 2 foods...and only stage 3 fruits. Loves french fries, yogurt with chunks of real fruit, mashed potatoes....chocolate (Of coarse) Cool whip :) yogurt melts Sweet potato puffs. Goldfish, apply jacks, pancakes, waffles....I thought I was introducing table food too soon...but after reading most of these posts...I'm gonna go wild, lol...She can try everything that we eat!

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Mine is feeding herself finger foods like ravioli by Gerber and any other snack foods that they have for walkers even though she's not walking yet. Likes the sippy cup with maybe 2 oz of juice

Amber - posted on 06/03/2010

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My son is just shy of 10 mths and eats most of the foods we eat. I don't allow junk foods yet, no cake and icecream! I still give him 3 formula bottles daily (6 or 8 ounces each). I also give him stage 3 baby food and lots of finger foods (they help develop fine motor skills)! My doc told me to give him burger and chicken, I had tried tiny bits of steak...but they made my son gag! My doc said that was probably due to the fact that steak isn't ground and can be a tougher meat for little ones! I just think my son has a sensitive gag reflex...LOL Good luck!

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My son has a strong gag reflex still so anything REMOTELY lumpy gets choked on (I can't tell you the amount of times I've had to use the heimlich maneuver on the poor soul). Also he may have an intolerance or even allergy to the preservatives in jarred baby food (he throws them up, even when pureed to a soup like state!) So I adjusted mine and my husbands dinners to suit 9 month old babies (surprisingly delish!) Here's what he eats (note; everything is pureed then mixed with formula til consistancy of thick soup):

Pasta, rice, potatoes and sweet potatoes, baby cereal.
Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onions, courgette (zucchini).
Apricots, peaches, pears, banana, strawberries, mango, apple, blueberries (all pureed).
Chicken (white and dark meat), beef, cod, tuna.
Yoghurt, butter, whole milk (butter and milk in cooking foods for him ie;mash).
He also eats cheddar, mozarella and Jarlsberg (Norwegian) cheeses.
As sauces and spices go he eats korma curry sauce, a little paprika, homemeade tomato sauce (tomatoes must be de-skinned and de-seeded for babies) and I use broccoli and cauliflower to make creamy sauces (steam the veg then puree and add butter and milk then add to pasta or use as cream based sauce in fish pie)

I mix and match these items in recipes. I made a bi-weekly chart to make grocery shopping easier. I make things like chicken korma, cottage pie, chicken breasts bakes in peaches served on sweet potato mash with broccoli, fish pie, tuna casserole, spaghetti bolognese, etc. Weekends I leave open for whatever we fancy and I freeze a few extra servings of weekday dinners for my son to have if we're having something thats not baby friendly!

He still has about 800 mls of formula (or more) a day.

Ashley - posted on 06/02/2010

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my nine month old eats boiled egg whites, cooked hotdogs, broccoli (the top part) with cheese, mac and cheese, baby food, bread, etc

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anything he will eat. he got sick mid april with really bad diarhea and since then refuses to eat most things. he will eat the following:

bread
yogurt
almost every fruit-except prunes and apricots
rice cereal if it;'s mixed with fruit
some veggies-carrots, squash, sweet potato, sometimes corn
arrowroot cookies
farley cookies
nutrigrain bars
cheerios
ocasionally rice
ocasionally pasta with meat sauce

Lesa - posted on 06/02/2010

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my little girl Ruby loves sweet potato pumpkin cauli and broccoli, she has a little trouble with carrot peas and corn sometimes she might have porridge. She also loves apples and pears cooked and mashed together. she also has a little trouble with meat . the only way i can get her to eat it is if it has been blended

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My daughter is almost 10 months old now but we were feeding her table food, gerber graduates bites (yogart and wheels and cheeto type things) as well as stage 2 and 3 foods at 9 months. Also, she was/is very independent and wants to feed herself so we would let her try a little of whatever we were having in addition to her baby food. I also steam veggies, fruit, cook pasta, pancakes or other soft foods that I can cut into bite size pieces that she can pick up and chew easily.

Ashley - posted on 06/02/2010

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My 9mo Lexi is eating baby yogurt, 2nd and 3rd food, crawler snacks, and a little table food. But I am having the hardest time getting her to take her formula now!

Michelle - posted on 06/02/2010

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my daughter just turned 9 motnhs and for the past 2 months i would say has been eating anything we eat. she doesnt like the baby food much any more because she can not feed herself. she only takes one bottle a day at night but she loves cold formula in her sippy cup!

Samantha - posted on 06/02/2010

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My daughter still eats her baby cereal every morning, sometimes with a side of toast, or even a sausage, i take the hard skin off and she enjoys the meat very much. In between breaky, lunch and supper and after supper she enjoys a 8 oz formula bottle.She has one or two bottles during the night thru morning. I am trying to give her alot of new things, but i havent introduced eggs yet, or straight cows milk, im afraid it might trigger an allergic reaction, my brother took a serious allergic reaction to eggs when he was a baby....

Sandra - posted on 06/02/2010

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My daughter will be 10 mos tomorrow and still eats baby food. She loves fruit smoothies (banana, OJ, milk, cottage cheese, pineapple, sometimes yogurt), and she gets graham crackers (the Disney princess ones) as a treat. They melt in her mouth and get her used to chewing. She doesn't 'ask' for our table food, though I have also given her pancakes, cheerios and small pieces of banana. She vomited up those puffs, pieces of fig newtons, and small pieces of orange. I stopped nursing at 4 mos, though she still gets formula 3x/day. She is drinking more water now, which is good. She needs to stay hydrated. She doesn't much like the baby food with meat in it - though she does like Apple/Turkey/Cranberry. That's about it. She gags otherwise. I don't enjoy cooking (except Italian food) so making my own baby food isn't something I want to do. I do cook - I just don't like to. But I know I'll be forced to start making things for her soon. For now, love the baby food.

Jennifer - posted on 06/01/2010

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My daughter will be 10 months here in a few days. She is eating normal table food. Basically anything I eat she eats. She is also still nursing 6 or more times a day.

Allison - posted on 06/01/2010

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My daughter is 9 months and I'm making my own baby food. Cereal made from brown rice, millet, and oatmeal, and legumes. Also sweet potato (her absolute favorite!), broccoli, peas, green beans and other veggies that I steam myself. Fruits. All of this is pureed or fork mashed. I try to give her chicken off my plate but she doesn't like it. Also plain yogurt wih fruit mixed in and cottage cheese, but she doesn't really like these very much. For finger food I give her grapes that are peeled and quartered, sweet potato sticks, diced carrots, and Gerber yogurt melts and puffs. She is also a little on the small side so I have been trying to add healthy fats like avocado and ground sunflower seeds & other nuts (not peanuts because they are a common allergen). I hope this helps. I am constantly reading books on nutrition for my baby because I'm really nervous about giving her things she might choke on. Remember to only feed one new food about every 4 days so if she has an allergic reaction you know for sure what it was. My daughter gets a rash from pears.

Cherry Mae - posted on 06/01/2010

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veronica is turning 10 months this June..she usually eats cereals...i also give her finger foods that can be chewed easily. biscuits that easily melts in the mouth is good too..

Tina - posted on 06/01/2010

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My daughter Alexis is 9 months and she will have a little baby food but she likes to eat what we are eating its a good time to start trying them on new foods that u eat to get them use to eating normal food Alexis fav food is lambs brains YUK i know i dont eat them but her grandmother dose and she loves them and it is so good for her

SarahJane - posted on 05/31/2010

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He is eating stage two of baby food.. .some of the graduate bites, and table food... but not a whole bunch. He is right on target for weight and height. My nurse friend started feeding her son extremely early with rice cereal and oatmeal.. he is only two weeks older than my son and he is walking already. He also is about 2 lbs bigger than my son but he look WAY overweight... just depends on your child's stature, and what your doctor says.

Roxana - posted on 05/31/2010

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Matthew has just started with stage 3 food. But we also also let him taste whatever we eat( chicken, bbq, ribs, potatoes, veggies, fruits, yogurt, ice cream, bread)
Little by little we are introducing cow milk every few days. He seems to like it. It worries me that he is not drinking much of his formula.

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