Eating all kinds of foods?

Lisa - posted on 06/24/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Hi, my little girl will be 8 months tomorrow. I was wondering what other babies Callie's age are eating. She is eating everything we do now, minus salt etc. Anything from cereals to cucumber and peppers, the tastier the better! I am just worried that I am letting her eat too much too soon, she still has formula milk and juice. She seems to be growing up too fast!

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Coley - posted on 06/25/2010

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My son is almost 9 months, and has the height, weight, and strength of the average 1-1.5 year old. His meals usually consist of cereal, 2 veggies/fruits, and meat or chunks of ripe fruit and whole wheat bagels (for self-feeding practice). I've been trying to get him more interested in self-feeding to expand his menu, but he gets impatient and frustrated so we've been working on it a little at a time. I've been working on a new baby-friendly family menu so the three of us will be eating together more often so he'll have new foods to try and examples to follow, and hopefully pick it up faster. I'm not worried, because I know he'll figure it out sooner or later.

Alesha, mine didn't like the dry puff-type finger foods either. Have you tried giving her a little nibble of fruit? That's what I had to do to get mine interested at all.

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Nikki - posted on 08/08/2010

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My daughter has gotten to the point she will ONLY eat finger foods! She wants nothing to do with her pureed baby food anymore, or her rice/oatmeal cereal (although she never cared much for that). She doesn't have any teeth yet so I worry about giving her some finger foods, but she does well chewing/gumming cheerios, gerber puffs, and yogurt melts. She loves anything she can pick up and feed herself, or anything I can feed her with my fingers. If a spoon is coming at her mouth, forget about it! She wants nothing to do with it unless I'm eating it! haha

Rachelle - posted on 08/08/2010

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Sounds like my son Owen he eats and wants everything. I was hessitant at first beacuse i was worried about food allergies, but so far so good. I still give Owen formula a few times a day but I think as mom no one knows our kids better than we do and i know if we didnt feel like they were readywe wouldnt do it. As long as they're healthy & happy, Feed on!

Stefany - posted on 07/31/2010

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idk if this is right or not cause my son is my only child but he he is 9 months and has 8 teeth so since about 7 months maybe even late 6 months he has been getting pretty much everything we eat. of course cut up to his size. He eats tiny pieces of pizza, pasta, apples , soft carrots, fruits, not to into water melon ( not sure if its a texture thing or he just doesn't like it) he loves the all natural fruit popsicles, (hes been eating those since 3 or 4 months feeding him self) In the morning he does get some fruit and oatmeal mix then the rest of the day he eats whatever we eat. I also like the lil graduate meals with a entree and veggie he loves those. I give him soft meats like chicken and hamburger. im sure theres other foods he eats. He is such a good eater. Feeds himself

Lisa - posted on 07/30/2010

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Thanks for all of you're comments. Callie is now 9 months and eating even more than before! Weirdly she's a little underweight but only slightly, but she never stops, wish I could eat what she does without piling on the pounds! She refuses to eat any jar foods now, which is a pain if we're out all day. I find restaurant foods are a little salty so I try and give her Jacket potato with vegs and cheese or some bread. The waitresses don' like me much when they have to clear up though, mucky little monster!

Olivia - posted on 07/29/2010

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My baby only likes baby food from a jar right now. She makes gaging faces with table food.

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My twins just turned 9 months and have been eating finger foods since 8 months. They started with cheerios, puffs, and cut up/mushed bananas. Then moved onto cheese (havarti and jack because they melt easily), tofu, and steamed veggies like sweet potato, turnip, carrot, (and just recently- cauliflower and broccoli). They now eat pasta with cheese or pureed veggies (i.e. sweet potato or yam) for sauce, egg yolks, bread with cream cheese or pureed veg or fruit, grill cheese sandwiches. Some fruits they eat are blueberries cut in quarters, watermelon, banana, peeled/quartered grapes, and avocado. Advocado with banana and a little formula is YUMMY! Served cold is great on a hot day! I also give them yoghurt mixed into their cereal with fruit. They love it.

Plan on giving homogenized milk with meals in sippy cup (not in bottle) soon, as my Doctor said it was fine to start milk between 9-12 months. (Will only give formula in the bottle). But I would check with your doctor before introducing milk. They need to be getting enough iron from their food before you introduce milk.

I also puree whatever we eat... beef stew, chicken and veggies, pork with apple sauce. Doctor said I can also introduce salmon (hubby caught it so we know it is free from mercury and our family has no history of allergies) but many people hold off on the fish for a year so talk to your doctor.

A good website I used is: http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/babyfin...

It is geared toward homemade baby food but it also tells you what baby can eat when and has great ideas for finger food.

Theresa - posted on 07/28/2010

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my daughter eats pretty much everything i gave her sour cream and cheese and taco meat the other day but that didnt go well =[ i'd hold off on the dairy products intill shes one

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Sounds to me like you're doing a great job! The only things you have to avoid is drinking cow's milk and honey til after 12 months. Otherwise, if she's not intolerant or allergic, go for it! I still have a couple of things to introduce to my daughter (tomatoes, citrus fruit etc) only because I held off introducing new things when I thought something could be causing her eczema (which it wasn't). Thankfully, like your little girl, she likes everything and I just need to make sure they're soft as she has no teeth yet. Maybe you could try her on some really different things. I knew a little girl who got as a toilet training treat olives! She loved them AND she didn't have to share because none of the other kids liked them! Ah kids... :)

Engie - posted on 07/28/2010

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Don't worry about it. Be happy that she eats. My son eats everything that's put infront of him (thank God). Only thing I don't let him have is anything with grease or too much salt. As long as the doctor doesn't tell you otherwise, don't be worried. He's only 9 months but looks like he's 1 year old and I have no problem with it b/c he's not overweight (doesn't look it either), he's extremely healthy and happy.

Lily - posted on 07/08/2010

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My daughter is breastfed, but she has meals with us. If we are eating a banana she gets mushed pieces. She eats the Gerber puffs. She loves beans and cheese. When I make burritos I basically mush it for her a little. She loves toast and bread. I give her small bites. She likes tomatoes. Anything we can eat that is soft she chews up and gobbles down. She has no teeth, but she is a great little muncher. She loves to pick it up on her own accord.

Erin - posted on 07/08/2010

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My son, Danny, wants anything we have. He is so interested in what we are eating that it will be no problem getting him off of baby food and formula. He doesn't like his sippy cup and would rather use a regular cup. So i give him a little bit of water in one to practice (juice is too sticky). I have tried the gerber puffs but they get all mushy and get stuck in the back of his throat. He eats mac and cheese, sandwiches, cake and ice cream(on birthdays) and he even liked baked beans. Of course everything is cut up into small enough pieces for him. Lately it just seems that he is just ready to grow up and not be a baby anymore. He is still on formula and baby food but will still tease for whatever we are eating weather he was just fed or not.

Alesha - posted on 06/24/2010

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my daughter will be 9 months on the first and she eats baby food with cereal, has formula and juice...ive tried the cereal puffs but she just looks at them weird or licks em and makes a yucky face...so no "finger foods" yet

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