Feeding "real" food.

Heather - posted on 09/03/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Is there anyone out there starting to give their little ones "real" food. You know like table good? Mirabelle is crawling, and pulling herself up on everything and the baby food/breast milk doesn't seen to be cutting it.

Also, what are all of you doing about teething? My little one has been teething for months, and the darn teeth won't come through. She's uncomfortable most days and I'd love to find something she likes to help her feel better.

Thanks!

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Katie - posted on 09/11/2010

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my baby has two bottom teeth as well. Most meals i puree not not to a really fine puree. we have some lumps. other things we cut up very small. Also fruit is now cut up small for feeding. he chews just fine. Just be aware of large lumps and always keep a close eye on the eating.

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Jessyka - posted on 09/12/2010

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you don't have to puree foods to give them to a baby! :) they can eat whatever you do!

google "baby led weaning". it is incredible for those of us too "lazy" to feed our babies when we want to eat. ha! my son eats whatever we do. i just cut whatever he has in fry like shapes so that he can pick them up. his favorite thing to eat is corn on the cob.

babies have an amazing gag reflux, so it is very difficult to choke. it can be scary at first, but when they use their tongue to push the food back to the front of their mouths, you can see that they know what is going on. it is a huge mess, but worth it, because he is learning to feed himself instead of me fighting with him to eat from a spoon. he has had corn on the cob, cucumber, green beans, red and green peppers, broccoli, hamburger, meatballs, chicken, steak, quesadillas, PB&J, garlic toast, bread with butter, cream cheese, hummus, pancakes. if you are on facebook, check out the group baby led weaning. there is a lot of great information, pictures, and videos to learn from! :)

for teething, we use hyland's teething tabs.

Dawnne - posted on 09/10/2010

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My 7 month old eats what we do! He also has no teeth, but seems to chew just fine! I don't puree it, just cut it into very small pieces.

Keri - posted on 09/10/2010

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you can puree food and give that to her. Also for teething you can buy natural tablets for teething at most health food stores. Works like a charm. Also baby advil helps.

Tammy - posted on 09/10/2010

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Katie, and any others that are feeding the same foods that the family eats, just curious if your baby has teeth yet, does that matter? My 7 month son only has his 2 bottom front teeth, and I'd be worried that he wouldn't be able to chew it up enough. Are you blending or processing it to a puree (adding water or formula to soften?)
thanks :)

Katie - posted on 09/07/2010

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hello, my baby boy is just 7 months and he eats whatever we do. All the meals i cook are just blended down into a puree or slightly lumpy. I always omit the salt if i am going to use it for him. Lunches he eats small peices of bread, pureed fruits and yogurt. I also give him a baby cookie inbetween meals as a snack but i have to watch him carefully as sometimes the bits come off a bit large and need to be broken down. Good luck

Kristy - posted on 09/06/2010

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My daughter is almost 7 months old and she has been eating fruits and veggies and just starting feeding her chicken and turkey...And I use the Hyland teething tablets and they work...

Emma - posted on 09/04/2010

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if your on facebook there is a wonderful detailed page on WHOLESOME BABY FOOD
its helped me heaps
ive been giving cold frozen washcloths bonjela on a dummy and panadol on really bad nights
GOOD LUCK and remeber the job your doind is a fantastic one because your her mummy and you care most !!

Amanda - posted on 09/03/2010

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My lil guy is 6 months and I do give him small soft food like pears, peaches, mash potatoes, stuff he can eat without choking on and as far as teething I use Hyland's teething tablets, they are all natural and disolve very quickly, They work great, it also comes in a gel, "Hyland's teething gel" babies seem to like it better than orjel. Here is a site you can check it out if you'd like... http://www.hylands.com/products/teething...

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