what should my 9 mo old be eating?

Gabrielle - posted on 12/08/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I'm still feeding him baby food from the jar, three times a day. And cheerios a couple times a day. I know he should be eating more table food, but I don't always make a meal for myself. What are some quick and easy finger foods I can give him?

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Evangelia - posted on 12/09/2009

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From 9-12 months a baby is supposed to have 2 servings of fruit and 2 servings of vegetables (either cut up or jarred to equal about half to one jar per serving); and pasta, rice cereal (1/2 a cup) or half a slice of bread a day; A few o's cereal, and cut up poultry, meat, beans or tofu for protein and of course 24-28 oz of formula/breastmilk on demand. I got this information from www.thebump.com when my son was born. it helped me out tremendously.

Donna - posted on 12/08/2009

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my little girl is 9 1/2 months, this is what she enjoys as finger foods. fingers of toast, fingers of plain pancake, sliced banana, mango, peeled sliced grapes, grated cheese, fingers of bread with jam, you get great organic baby crisps and biscuits, cooked pasta shapes, cooked sliced vegetables ie. carrot sticks, brocclli, sweet potato, butternut squash. Porridge is quick and easy for breakfast, as is a baked potato at lunch time, Keilidh loves it with butter/tuna/cheese/tomato/gravy/peas as long as it's mashed up a bit and you can throw in a potato for yourself at the same time! Macaroni and cheese is also quick and easy, spaghetti bolognese. She also loves any kind of soup, just whiz it up in a blender, or mash it up to take out the biggest chunks.
hope this helps x

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Dorinda - posted on 12/13/2009

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Oh! and a tip my friend gave me as a transition, mix in jar food with pancake mix (whole grain would prolly be best) you can make a bunch and freeze them! very handy

Dorinda - posted on 12/13/2009

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After my daughter started to get picky about jar food, i still wanted things to be healthy. I buy cans of fruit cocktail, peas, and green beens. I make sure and cut them smaller. I also have given her vienna sausage, which she liked but kinda constipated her. I found a gerber graduate little sausage thing made with chicken and carrots. and she loves those, i remove the outside skin though, so it's just the mushy meat left. but i still give her jar food sometimes.

Monica - posted on 12/12/2009

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I do a lot of veggies
he loves string beans and diced carrots, bannanas are another fave
he also like KIX cereal
loves loves 7 grain breads

Dinner time I have been trying to feed him a lot of what we have
tonight its chicken and rice broccoli and then he will probably get a baby food fruit

Veronica - posted on 12/12/2009

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fruits: bananas, bits of apple, pear, or berries
veggies: anything cut into cubes, green beans, slices of potato, corn, (frozen bags are great cause you can nuke it and give him 10 pieces of veg)
grain: puffed wheat, Ezekial bread
protein: beans (pintos are big and easy to grab), egg yolk that has been prepared like a fried egg (but just a little slice of it), Ezekial bread
we just started giving him unsweetened, plain, organic yogurt mixed with berries. he doesn't like eating off of a spoon.

Teresa - posted on 12/09/2009

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Fruit is always easy, so long as it is soft and ripe you just chop it up and they're ready to eat. I also make a big pot of veges once a week - potatoes, sweet potatoe, brocolli, carrot, pumpkin (what ever is cheap that week), boil it altogether (can add mince or fish too), when it's cooked, mash it up, put a meal size into a freezer container or muffin tray and freeze them. That way I only have to defrost and reheat one each night for his tea. If you do cook, cook extra and freeze it too. Can try pasta and rice with the veges too.

Becca - posted on 12/08/2009

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My son loves toast or mini pancakes(i just get Aunt Jamima frozen ones) with Apple Butter. peas, baked potatoe, sweet potato fries cut up, chicken, gerber meat sticks cut up are quick (mine loves them)..Hope this helps.

Miyuki - posted on 12/08/2009

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My baby, 10 months next week, loves to eat rice, noodle, cheerios, banana, crackers, and pasta. She was used to eat baby food from the jar but not refuses. I think she enjoys the texture of food.

April - posted on 12/08/2009

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my baby is 9 months, i give him jacket potatoe insides mashed with butter,cheese,broccoli, spag bol(tin tomatoes,beef,herbs,pasta

mash it all

toast cubed

cheese spread or marmite spread thinly on sandwich

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