My son is 8months now what kinds of foods are you feeding your babies at this age?
Heather - posted on 08/21/2009
my son loves the gerber 2nds foods - esp the turkey and sweet potatoes and the chicken & apples, all of the straight fruit and veggies. He also gets pieces of what we are eating... bread, cooked carrots, some pasta, melon (small pieces)... He adores yogurt and cottage cheese... puffs (target makes them too) and dried yogurt melts, goldfish grahms (cinnamon!)... he also gets some pudding and ice cream... And he loves to have a marshmallow for a treat (the large one... - warning this will make them extremely sticky!!)... Basically, talk to your doctor about what his/her recomendations are. We are staying away from straight eggs until over a year and nothing with peanuts until 3 (allegies run on both sides)...
Nancy - posted on 08/21/2009
Well outside of baby food... I give my 8 month the graduate puff products that he can hold in his hand just to work on his independent skills and very soft foods like potato bread; i also let him nibble on fruits that he wont choke on.. I hold pineapple pieces to his mouth...Start everything healthy is will work in the long run with your child wanting junk food. I wont lie I let him have a cheese doodle about every week and a half lol bad habit..Wish you all the best
Katie - posted on 08/21/2009
yeah, definitely try some finger foods. It will help her fine motor skills to try to pick them up, and if you can mash them between your fingers, they can mash them between their gums...small pieces though, of course. my baby is 8 months old, and doesn't eat half of what these other moms are feeding their kids, only because she's so petite. she eats the same kind of food as them, but not the same amount. and remember, your baby still needs at least 20-24 oz of milk a day, so don't let solids take the place of milk for your baby.
My daughter is 8 1/2 months old and I started feeding her gerber 3rd foods about a week ago. She loves them and they keep her full for longer cuz they have lil pieces of meat and veggies in them. You just have to be carefull and make sure he tooks it a lil so he doesnt get choked cuz the 1st time I gave it to my daughter she gaged on it a lil bit cuz she wasnt used to chewing but she does fime with it now. She also loves gerber graduates yogurt melts. They are a good snack and they melt in their mouth so its easy to eat.
Rosemary - posted on 08/20/2009
My son will be 8 months August 26. My nutritionalist recomended that I start giving him yogurt, vanilla or with fruit! He loves it. He eats veggies, meats, and fruits as well as the baby cereal, he loves the brown rice cereal. We also give him Mum mums and puffs. I recently started offering him small chunks of cooked apples and the gerber yogurt melts. But his favorite by far is the gerber stage 2 vegetable rissoto with cheese. If you are interested in making your own baby food wholesomebabyfood.com is a wonderful website that lists age appropriate foods you can make at home. Hope this was helpful
Nora - posted on 08/20/2009
regular stage 2-3 baby food...avocado...pierogies cut up really small....mashed potatoes....cheerios....baby oatmeal with fruit mixed in....yobaby yogurt....tiny tiny pieces of meatloaf or chicken...hard boiled eggs....refried beans...tiny tiny pices of bread...whatever we are eating, tiny pieces of it...but no honey, milk...etc.
Jenn - posted on 08/20/2009
My son will be 8 months on the 31st. He still has no teeth. We have always let him lick everything we eat from the day he was born. He eats stage 2 foods and loves all the veggies and pasta stuff. Anything with any meats he seems to throw up. He also eats very few fruits. banana'a and blueberry and pears. He gags and throws up if he eats breads. Even if very tiny crumbs. I started giving him tiny pieces of pasta from my plate and that seems to be ok. I am afraid to give him the puffs and bitter bisquits because he is just getting the gumming his food thing now. Better to be safe then sorry.
Emily - posted on 08/20/2009
My daughter will be 8 months on the 27th. I feed her some oatmeal with mixed fruit,and sometimes rice in the mornings. Around the afternoon i give her a jar of veggie baby food and a jar of fruit. Then when nighttime hits about 3 hours before bed i give my daughter a jar of veggies and a jar of fruits. I give her 4-8oz about every 4-5 hours. Her Doctor told me not to give her any meat until she's older.
Andrea - posted on 08/19/2009
My babe doesn't eat a whole lot yet. She doesn't really like baby food. She eats waffles, puffs, loves to gnaw on carrots & apples. We've been giving her more table food than anything else because that's what she's interested in.
Carissa - posted on 08/19/2009
my son is 8 months now and eats baby cereal mixed with baby food so that it gives the cereal some taste.[2 times a day] And sum of the food that we eat too just mash it up or chew it up. but soft things will just be fine with out that. he still has a bottle once in a while. 4-6 oz.
Candace - posted on 08/19/2009
i would not recommend giving ur baby peanut butter, honey, or any dairy product without consulting your doctor first. if you give them these foods too early, they are more likely to develop an allergy to them. plus with the thicker foods such as peanut butter and honey... they are more likely to choke. it could be too thick and sticky for them to handle. but, like i said, i'd consult your doctor first.
Stephanie - posted on 08/19/2009
My daughter eats stage one and two baby foods but no meats yet, loves fruit w/ oatmeal or rice cereal mixed in and breast fed, keepin it simple, she has the rest of her life to eat table foods, it seems to me that when all she knows is the fruits and veggies (the healthy stuff!) I might as well let her be blissfully content w/ that for now
Crystal - posted on 08/19/2009
My son turned 8 months old and hes had about everything. You don't have to follow by the book. Some mom's do it cause they're to protective and they think that something will happen. Expand your son's food. He has had real food. I give my child soft bread, mashed potatoes, he had eggs, little pieces though. Umm...he has had french fries, we give him the middle of it though we lick the salt off for him. He has 5 teeth so he can chew pretty well. I use the dha approved baby food. He has rice cereal he eats with it. It makes it thicker so he get fuller. The snacks we give him are the BitterBites. Its good when they are teething. Also my son loves the dried yogurt snacks. Everyone sets guidelines for babies but it doesnt hurt to open their surroundings.
Jolene - posted on 08/19/2009
My little guy eats everything we eat, I just make sure it is in very small pieces like the size of a pea or smaller. He has never liked pureered baby food so it makes it pretty easy to just give him what we are eating. The only things I do not feed him are dairy products, eggs, nuts and anything with honey in it. If you are feeding baby food I would say you should be able to go to the second stage gerber foods which have more variety for your little one. Also the little puffs on the baby food isle are great for snacks
Candace - posted on 08/19/2009
my son was 8 months on Aug 12, and we've been feeding him a bottle for some meals. when we sit down for dinner we feed him the baby puffs with Gerber Apple Juice and/or water. for his meals that we feed him baby food, we feed him the stages 1 & 2 baby foods, but we haven't given him anything with meat in it yet (he LOVES the fruits, especially the mixtures). he also eats the rice and oatmeal, but we mix in some of his baby food to help it taste better to him. we've noticed that he eats it better with baby food mixed in. if we go out to eat as a family, we try to give him applesauce or something else that is really mashed up (if we eat mexican, we might try to give him some really mashed up beans... that sort of thing). i don't know if we're doing everything right with him, but it seems to work for us. i hope this helps.
Jessica - posted on 08/18/2009
My daughter will be 8 months on Aug. 27th. i feed my daughter the cereals, oatmeals, etc. she also eats them little gerber puffs and the bitter biscuits.. but you should give your son "baby mum-mum's" they are like little rice cake things, my baby loves them haha!! Also stages 1, & 2 & the meats of baby food. she likes to try wat i eat tho too. like pieces of green beans or other food that is soft for her to mush up. She still has a bottle with every meal around 4-6 ounces. but only a bottle for her last meal of the night.
Sarah - posted on 08/18/2009
My daughter is 8.5 months now. She has porridge or wheatbix with fruit in the morning. (I'm making the fruit a bit lumpier now) White kidney beans, organic chicken or mince with vegetables for lunch. Veggies like potato, sweet potato, corn, zucchini, broccoli, carrot. She might have toasted wholegrain bread cut into sticks for a snack.
Even though she doesn't have any teeth it is important to start giving babies around this age finger food. They can chew with their gums. And it is important for speech development.
For dinner she has fruit followed by custard or yoghurt. Protein is essential at this age to fill bubs up and keep them more content.
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