When did you start trying your baby on regular food?

Jennifer - posted on 09/15/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 7 months old and she loves trying new foods. I don't see a problem as long as it isn't something that kids are commonly allergic to. What do you think?

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Melissa - posted on 10/09/2010

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I say go for it! My little girl loves to eat anything I will give her. Our problem is she doesn't have but one little tooth so I have to make sure it is something she can gum really well.

Amanda - posted on 10/08/2010

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We feed our little monkey almost everything we eat. He's had lots and lots of international cuisine, even! Our doctor encourages it. We don't want to raise a baby who just wants to eat mac n cheese and chicken nuggets!

Donna - posted on 09/21/2010

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I have given finger food since Euan was old enough to hold it. Now he is a little older at 8 months he eats a lot of what I do, especially things like fingers of omlette, fruit chunks and veg pieces...he is also willing to give roast chicken and sausages a go which is not bad for a gummy bear!
Go with what you feel your lo can cope with

Kristin - posted on 09/18/2010

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I love giving my daughter, who just turned 8 months, cut up fruits and soft veggies. I cut them up really small so she can't choke on them. I have given her pureed and cut up blueberries, strawberries, cucumber, tomato (cut real small), My sister and I have even pureed peas and spinach for her. She loves most everything!

Charity - posted on 09/16/2010

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I agree, but also, realize that carrots, green beens, beets and meats like deli meats, hotdogs, etc are high in nitrates, these shouldn't be given to your babe until 8-10 months, (for the veggies, just buy commercial baby food, it is monitored for nitrate levels) I make my own baby food for my son, and I am loosely following the baby food cook book I have and my common sense. I would say as long as you try new foods one at a time, and in small amounts, so you will know which one is causing a problem if you have one, you are well within reasonable feeding guidelines. Go mom!

Jacqueline - posted on 09/15/2010

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Just limit how much you give her the first couple of times. And of course, if you're doing table foods, make sure she can't choke on it! It's a great idea to get them to start eating the same foods your family eats.

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