What kinds of table foods is everybody feeding their early october baby?

Sherilynn - posted on 07/17/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 9months and two weeks, ive been afraid to feed her anything other than similac or baby food, her doctor said that she can pretty much have anything now, what do u guys think? any allergic reactions?

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my daughter just got her first 2 teeth not too long ago. When she had no teeth she was still eating just as much as she is now. We feed her...

regular oatmeal,
egg yolk (I scramble the yolk for her and I use another pan for the whites for me, so I don't waste any )
small pieces of dry toast,
avocado,
cheese (she LOVES it)
noodles,
banana,
if I make corn on the cob I will cut off the corn from a cob and she will suck on the cob (with no corn on it...dont want her to choke)
mashed potatoes/ mashed sweet potatoes
cauliflower (cooked really soft)
gerber puffs (peach is a huge hit)
cheerios
pancakes (minus the butter/syrup)
cooked apple (I hollow out an apple and add a bit of water and cinnamon in the hole and bake it until soft. When it cools down it cut into tiny pieces ...no skin though )
arrow root biscuit
baby mum mum rusks (baby crackers that dissolve)
if i am eating an apple she likes to sit on my lap while i hold the apple and she uses her bottom teeth to scrape off small pieces

these are just a few of the things she likes

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Amanda - posted on 08/09/2010

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my little guy has been eating from our table now for a month and a half. I make alot of homemade vegtable soups with turkey or chicken as the stock....He loves fish, loves mangos, melon, raspberries.....

He pretty much has it all now and is loving it.

I try not to give him alot of "kids" foods like "mac n cheese" or alot of pastas....
No honey, nuts or egg whites yet!!!

Laura - posted on 08/08/2010

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Damon has been eating fresh foods (pureed) since he was 4 months. He hasn't met any food he hasn't liked! I make everything from apples to chicken to pasta. He even likes hummus! I'm gradually giving him things from the table that I think he can handle like soggy french fries and soft waffles. He likes to hold them and gnaw bits off. Since he still doesn't have teeth I try to be really careful. But I'm thankful to have a healthy eater!!

Nikki - posted on 08/08/2010

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My baby loves the gerber puffs, cheerios, cut up banana, gerber diced apples (they're jarred and really soft), and jarred diced carrots. No allergic reactions yet, just introduce foods slowly so you know what may be causing a new reaction. (They say one new food per week)

Michelle - posted on 08/04/2010

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We've given her Cherrios, salmon, flounder, potatoes, bread, watermelon, banana, blueberries, cheese, chicken, meatballs, noodles, steamed veggies...I was told by my doctor to give her anything but eggs, whole milk, nuts,shellfish and raw honey until she is at least 1 year old, other than that give her small pieces of everything. Good luck!

Donna - posted on 08/03/2010

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nope none, thank goodness. Start out with thoes gerber snacks that melt in the mouth.They're great and help eliminate the risk of cholking

Sarah Jane - posted on 08/03/2010

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Our son eats pretty much what we eat, just cut smaller, and he seems to really enjoy it. The best is when his food actually looks like ours!
We've had no problems with allergies or anything, but then no-one in our families have any problems in that regard so I wasn't really expecting any. I gave him any new foods in the mornings to give plenty of time to keep an eye on him though.

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I was nervous too... I think that is normal. The very first finger food my twin girls had was a mum-mum rice cookie. I figured it was too big to choke on and it melted in the mouth so it was a good choice. All they did was suck on it at first. Then they figured out what their teeth were for after seeing me exaggerate chewing a mum-mum myself. The look on one of the girl's face when she realized it was food was priceless! Then they had gerber puffs and cheerios. Gerber also has this new wagon wheel shaped finger food for 9 month plus.



Never did worry about allergies. I figured if they can eat pureed carrots they should be able to eat overcooked steamed carrots. When it came to totally new foods I introduced them before noon and did watch for signs of allergies though. My family has no history of that being a problem so I wasn't too worried about that.

Donielle - posted on 07/31/2010

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My daughter was born the 15th. She eats similarly to what we do. The site I use for what is ok and not is http://wholesomebabyfood.com they also have great recipes. We haven't really had any allergy issues, but we haven't given her avacado since we're both allergic and we stay to the list that the site gives.

Claire - posted on 07/28/2010

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my son has anything now .. he is also just turned 9moths, he enjoys spaghetti and sausages, soup, fruit, he never eats baby food and i have never bought a jar of baby food he has always eating fresh cooked meals and now he tends to have whatever we have xx... my son also enjoys the occasional treat of chocolate xx

Sara - posted on 07/27/2010

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chelsea eats jus about anything now. she even eats meats as long as they are ground up or small. they say dont do chocolate or seafood til shes at least a year cuz they are commomn allergies

Christine - posted on 07/27/2010

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My son was born Oct. 29th and is mostly fed through a feeding tube. But he is allowed to eat if he wants and he loves cheetos and watermelon. He will also eat canned pears, puffs, and baby mum-mums. The Mum-mums are really good and dissolve easily. If he can eat table foods, I'm sure your child could handle it easily!

Katherine - posted on 07/26/2010

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Our guy eats pretty much everything we eat except peanuts, eggs, honey, and shellfish. I am hoping to get the ok from our doctor at our next visit for the eggs and peanuts. We sometimes have to alter his food a bit because we season our food pretty spicy, I don't want to burn the poor kids tongue off! Take the plunge! Start with something easy like cheerios or the baby mum mum crackers...they disolve in their mouth and kiddos can't seem to get enough of them! Good luck!

Meghan - posted on 07/21/2010

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My daughter was born Oct 19th, and she eats everything we eat. I only keep baby food on hand for when we are traveling, because if she needs something while we are in the car, it's easy to pull that out and give it to her, otherwise when we stop at restaurants we get her grilled cheese or something like that. She eats every meal with us, and hasn't had a problem except with eggs and brocolli, she is allergic to. They gag a few times when they are starting out, but once you really start feeding them table food it's great!

Ashley - posted on 07/19/2010

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Is she chewing??? If so you are in the clear! My Son eats everything and almost ANYTHING I am eating. I have stayed away from high allergy foods. i.e nuts, shellfish

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My son was born 12th Oct and he pretty much eats whatever we fancy giving him. He eats Spagetti bolognese, lasagne, mild chicken curry, any type of fruit (except lemons, limes and kiwi fruit), all veg (except swede because he hates it), any meat or poultry (it has to be small pieces), biscuits, bread, potato. He LOVES salmon, fishfingers and tuna. He eats pasta, sandwiches (with ham, cheese, meat paste, jam, cheese spread etc). He has cinnamon, herbs, pesto etc.

As I said he pretty much eats anything now (if we ate peanut butter I would give it him because my dr told me that without being exposed to something you cannot build up immunity). When we give him anyting that may cause an allergy i.e. strawberry we gve it him in the day so we can observe any reaction he may have.

Coley - posted on 07/19/2010

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If it makes you feel better, you can start out with one of those mesh baby feeders. It allows them to practice chewing and self-feeding without mommas worrying about choking. Since my boy is starting to chew pretty well, I usually just use it for frozen bananas (freezer teether plus healthy snack!) or foods that are too slippery for him to pick up easily (like soft fruit).

Babies can have egg yolks by now, but they say wait on the egg whites because that's the part that's more likely to give an allergic reaction.

I would say start with tiny bites of lumpy mashed potatoes, ripe bananas, very soft avocado, and cottage cheese. I also started with frozen whole wheat bagels, as he could gnaw on it and only get small amounts of mush at a time. He didn't care for the dry puffs at first, but I kept giving them to him once in a while, now he loves them. It also helps if you have a finger food snack at the same time so she can watch how you pick it up and chew.

So far, I've given my son (Oct 1st) scrambled eggs (no allergies), blueberry pancakes, very finely shredded chicken (mixed into his pureed fruits/veggies), cheerios, avocado, chicken and spinach lasagna (made with cream of chicken soup instead of spaghetti sauce), pears, peaches, nectarines, melon, banana (he comes up and takes a bite when I'm eating one, too, lol), cottage cheese, graham crackers, ritz crackers, rice, mushed up beans, soft cooked carrots, wheat toast, bagels, pasta, shredded or chopped colby jack cheese, mashed potatoes, and a handful of other stuff I can't recall at the moment. Basically anything that's soft or breaks up easily.

Kimberly - posted on 07/19/2010

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my daughter has noodles, cooked vegetables, pieces of banana, and she eats the puffs and yogurt melts and crackers. Don't be afraid to give her finger foods. If you have not already you could start with the puffs. They melt very fast. That is how i became comfortable with feeding her everything else. just make sure you do not leave her side when you are experimenting. If she chokes then so be it. All babies will choke at some point. It does not mean that they is something stuck in their throat though. My daughter chokes when the food gets on the back of her tongue and she cant push it forward. She just needs a little assistance is all. I am sure if you give it a try you will see that it's not so scary! I was terrified at first! Good luck!!



oh and as far as allergic reactions. Her pediatrician said that at 9 months she is passed the stage of worrying about that. As long as you don't give them the 5 foods they cannot have. 1. peanut butter 2. eggs. 3. shellfish 4. honey. 5. any Meat that we cook



that is what my daughters doctor told me at her 9 month check up.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Mandy - posted on 07/18/2010

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I know it can be scary to start solid foods but your baby is really ready for pureed solids and some finger foods. You should check with your pediatrician if your family has a history of allergies, but otherwise it should be safe to start introducing your baby to pureed fruits and veggies. I have started blogging about homemade baby food. Feel free to check it out...hope it helps.
www.mushbabyfood.blogspot.com

Karen - posted on 07/18/2010

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I'm glad to hear that other moms are nervous about feeding them solids too!! My little guy is 9 months and so far we've tried banana, avocado, mashed potatoes, small pieces of chicken, cheese, and pasta. We also give him Puffs (Gerber or organic Happy Baby) on a regular basis...they're fruit or veggie flavored cereal that dissolves in their mouths so you don't have to worry as much about choking! I totally recommend them. Good luck!

Jenn - posted on 07/17/2010

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My son will be 9 months on the 20th, and we've had him try spaghetti noodles, cheese, scrambled eggs, and mashed potatoes. I'm going to venture into more of our food in a week or so! I'm nervous, too, especially because he choked on the eggs a little. It's so nerve wracking! Good luck!!

Angie - posted on 07/17/2010

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So far we have had scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, ground up roasted chicken and lots of other veg's from the table. I have also chnged to reg oatmeal & grits. Havent braved the peanut butter or any seafood..prob wait until he is at least a year.

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