recomendations needed on food that may be suitable for a 9month old baby

Joumana - posted on 11/03/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son started solids when he was seven month old but seems to be hesitant to try anything that is not smooth. I have tried pumpkin and carrots (separately) but he does not seem to like them and gags everytime they are placed in his mouth. I just want some suggestions and ideas to try out,. He will eat banana, avocado, canned heinz pears and apples, custard,

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Shona - posted on 11/03/2010

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I started my guy off on potatoes mashed, banana mashed and rice blended into a creamy rice and added banana or other stuff to that. i found starting him like that esspecially with the banana worked really well, because with the banana i could get him to learn to eat things that aren't just mush by starting it by mushing it really smooth and then serving it not as mushed and so on until i was cutting it into small peices, then larger peices until now he will eat a whole banana on his own.
James has been eatting for 3 months or so now and he can now eat solids really well now that he can practically eat what we are eating just not as big a serve as us.
The food he eats now are.
- Wheatbix
- Sugar
- Milk
-Milk Araroot Biscuits
- Bread
- Raisen Bread
- Margarine
- Flour (Plain and Self Raising)
- Beef
- Pasta
- Rice
-Tomato
- Lettuce
-Tasty Cheese
-Pumpkin
- Potato
- Carrot
- Cauliflower
- Brocolli
- Zukini
-Corn
- Peas
-Apple
- Pear
- Appricot
- Farrox Rice cereal
- Veggemyte
- Formula

With all of those foods you can make a lot of mushing foods adding one or two others with the foods your son likes and start them off smooth gradually increasing the texture- by adding one or two other foods to foods he likes to start with might help to increase his acceptance of those foods- my son used to HATE pumpkin and would REFUSE to eat it, but then we started mixing it with some foods he liked and it worked wonders. He now doesnt have and issue with pumpkin

Emily - posted on 11/03/2010

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I started my little one (9 mths on Oct 20) with Mum mums, gerber wheels and cheerios to get over her texture issues. The more she slobbers on them the more they "melt in her month." As they fall apart in her mouth, she started to chew (gum) the soggy part. Then I would give her the baby food with chunks and she would chew instead of gag. Tofu, soaked in butter or some flavor helps too. I think its nasty, but she loves it. Now she eats bagels, breads, pasta...pretty much anything soft on her plate. Just took a soild week of starting with mum mums, wheels... to get her in the chewing mood before mealtime. Good luck!

Lora - posted on 11/03/2010

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My daughter is doing the same thing. Some babies just have what I call a texture complex and it just takes a few tries to get them over it. I have tried the stage 3 foods which tend to be a little more chunky and she gags every bite, but seems to like the taste. I just take a fork and mash it up a little finer so it's still a little chunky but not as big of pieces and she gobbles it right up. Keep trying and good luck!

Krystal - posted on 11/03/2010

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If he only wants smooth food, are you still giving him baby food?! As far as him not liking them, just keep trying every so often. They have several different types of baby food and if you get them in stage 2 they are all still smooth!

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