Jarred Baby Food Users

Kellie - posted on 05/31/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I thought my son was eating a lot but seeing some of your posts, it seems as though he's eating like a bird. He's a big guy too at about 23lbs. So my question is how many jars does your baby eat in a day? Mason's only having, if we're lucky, 1 1/2 jars a day.

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Francine - posted on 06/02/2010

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My daughter is a fairly decent sized girl, but not huge, she is 9 months and eats 4 200gm meals a day, plus a couple of snacks and 3 milk feeds a day... I feel like she eats heaps, but it isn't like she is getting overly big, so I am not worrying too much :-)

Jessica - posted on 06/02/2010

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My son eats 4 jars a day and 4 bottles sometimes 5. And he eats snacks and drinks some juice. Hes only 14 lbs though lol. Hes a little squirt and very active though.

Kathy - posted on 06/02/2010

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I don't know in jars but she eats 2 tablespoons of cereal twice a day and 2-3 tablespoons of meat, 1-2 of veggie and fruit a day. Oh and sometimes mum mums.... Although tonight we're adding a meal in there but with it we're decreasing the cereal a little

Sarah - posted on 06/01/2010

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my little girl is a chunk! she was born 2 months early, so her adjusted age is only 6 months although she's really 8 months and she weighs 20 lbs. She eats only homemade baby food- so it's in Tbs. Morning she get 6 oz formula and 2-3 Tbs oatmeal. 3 more bottles at 6 oz each plus 1-2 biter biscuits depending on how she's feeling. Then dinner is another 6 oz plus 3-4 Tbs of fruit or veggie. So far we haven't found anything she doesn't like to eat :)

Sarah - posted on 06/01/2010

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havent really thought about it. but with each meal, he eats two half jars of whatever (fruit with vegi/meat). so i guess about three jars a day. plus any finger foods, like toast/bananas/cheese/cookies and so on.

Ashly - posted on 06/01/2010

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My son eats 2tbs. of oatmeal in the morning w/ his 6 oz. bottle. For lunch he may or may not eat some veggies and for dinner he has a whole jar of 2nd stage meat. His favorite is turkey and sweet potatoes and chicken and apples. He's a big boy. 24lbs.

Sarah - posted on 06/01/2010

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My son is also a little guy weighing in at about 17lbs. It's hard to get him to eat solids, but we try. He eats about 1/2 a container of fruit for lunch. Then for dinner he usually eats the other 1/2 of the fruit. I try to give him 1/2 a container of veggies, but usually he only takes a few bites. We also try different finger foods like puffs, baby mum mums, teething biscuits, yogurt melts, etc. He prefers the baby mum mums to anything else, though. The doctor isn't concerned with his weight, plus both his dad and I are small.

Rachel - posted on 06/01/2010

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3.. one for breakfast lunch and dinner of the 2nd foods size... sometimes hes not as hungry doesnt eat it all and sometimes hes really hungry and will eat 2 jars for dinner!! :)

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My son weighs 20lbs and eats... maybe 3 TB oatmeal w/ 2 1/2 4 oz jars and 1 2.5 oz meat jar. That's on a good day! He has stopped eating soo much at this moment...he has caught a cold and has suspended most of his solid food intake :( but does drink nearly 30 ozs BM...?

Laura - posted on 06/01/2010

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My daughter is also is small in the weight department. She sometimes isn't interested in food, but when she does like it, she can eat up to 2 jars a day. She'll usually have 1/2 fruit for breakfast, 1/2 for lunch and 1 for dinner. I also give her a snack in the afternoon and she breastfeeds every 3-4 times a day.

Bridget - posted on 06/01/2010

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My daughter is a small girl, shes about 14 1/2 lbs now. She doesnt eat a whole lot of jarred food. Maybe 1 jar a day. She eats a lot of finger foods though. Does your baby? We start her off with fruit, veggies or toast and then after she has eaten a bit we fill her up with the jar food, or baby food Ive made myself.

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Amy our son is tiny but pedi says hes not concerned since he is so active, plus im only 5'1 and daddy is only 5'11... i wouldnt say im chunky lmao i like to use pleasantly plump lmao. There really is no " average" really cause every baby is different with his or her development.

Amy - posted on 06/01/2010

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my daughter eat a 4oz jar oatmeal in the morning with a 2oz fruit then at lunch about 3oz meat meal 3rd foods and 2oz veggies. at dinner time she eats 3oz meat and 2oz veggies or 2oz oatmeal with 2oz fruit. last dr apt she weighed 17.5 pounds and was almost 28 inches long. im not sure if she is "normal" size because im only 5'2" and my husband is like 6''3" im chuncky and hes skinny as a pole lol

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well my son is a teeny one lol weighing at a whopping 15 pds he eats 4 oz with 2TBS oc cereal due to his acid reflux at around 8am then around 10:30 i will give him yogurt or jar fruit and cheese and if hes feeling like a big boy with an appetite he will eat some puffs. Usually he has maybe 2 jars of food not including the yougurt. He absolutely hates jar veggies so he eats lots of fruit. Bubs snacks thru the day and gets 2oz of juice in the evening :-) I wouldnt really worry about it.. your baby will eat when hes hungry and you will know when to give him more. As long the pedi isnt concerned with his weight and intake then you shouldnt be. What I would do if I were you though is try and introduce him to more baby food or snacks during the day so that he gets used to different textures and maybe then he will eat more.

Adrienne - posted on 05/31/2010

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I don't know how many jars but my son eats 4 tablespoons of solids at each of his 3 or 4 feedings a day. He also has a 7 oz. bottle of formula at each feeding and he barely snacks throughout the day. He'll be 9 months on June 5th and weighs 20 pounds so he's pretty average as far as weight goes.

Jessica - posted on 05/31/2010

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My son eats 2 usually. I also feed him some yogurt in the morning with his jar of fruit.

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