What types of food is your 10 month old eating - baby food or table food?

Scarlett - posted on 11/17/2009 ( 34 moms have responded )

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My baby has been moved up to the next infant class at daycare. There are 2 babies in the room, including him, that is on a bottle. The other 4 are on a cup. I let him try out the sippy cup but haven't thought about taking the bottle away. Would love to know what others are doing. Also, I make a lot of his food but still chop it to a baby food - chunky consistency. Most of the kids in his class dont bring baby food anymore and eat the food provided by the daycare. That seems so quick to me. Would like to know what others are doing in that area as well. Thanks!

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Brittaney - posted on 12/15/2009

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both.i've chewed up my table food and given it to my son or gave him things that were easy for him to eat. in my family ALL the babies basically eat table food at a young age.

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Keegan has cereal and baby fruit for breakfast. He's eating 3rd foods, Gerber lil meals, and pasta pick-ups. He really likes Yo Baby yogurt also. He eats real food for dinner. He's off the bottle and uses sippy cups for formula at meals and as a snack 2 times a day.

We started Keegan on Cheerios and Gerber puffs as his first solid foods. Once he got the hang of that, he started eating a lot more things with different textures. Maybe you could try that and see how he does... and don't worry if he doesn't take to finger foods right now. It's a very different thing and he'll let you know when he's ready.

Carman - posted on 12/13/2009

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My son Landon has 8 teeth now and he's been on table food for a few months now. The only thing he eats thats from Gerber are the puffs that dissolve in his mouth. He wont drink out of a sippy cup though. He had it down a few months back, but now he just looks at the cup and bites the top. Cant seem to get him to drink from it again. Dont worry about the other babies, remember that each baby is different and develope at different rates.

Sarah - posted on 12/13/2009

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my little girl is 11 months and she eats a mix of baby food stage 3 and adult food like toast or sandwiches which she loves because she can eat at her pace. She has no teeth yet although they all seem to be under her gums and still manages well with all that we give her.

Carly - posted on 12/09/2009

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whole milk and porridge for breakfast or toast, he has finger food for lunch, a sandwich, sausage roll, cucumber etc, and adult food for his dinner (lasagne for example). He has bottles with every meal, juice and a yoghurt in the afternoon

Elizabeth - posted on 12/08/2009

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My daughter is using the sippy cup but does still take her bottle at 11 months. I am doing the same thing as you...I still am feeding her mostly babyfood and formula, although she does eat off the table as well. I think that I'd keep doing what you're doing because it's what you feel comfortable with. Don't worry about what the other mothers are doing at the daycare. Good luck. I hope this helps.

Tonia - posted on 12/08/2009

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My 10 month old eats mostly 3rd stage baby foods, has a bottle twice a day, and eats gerber graduates lil crunchies, yogurt melts, and others. We have just started her on table foods cut up into small pieces, she loves them. The doctor just said not to give her honey, peanuts, or shellfish yet, I think it's due to allergy reasons.

Melissa - posted on 12/05/2009

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My little guy will eat anything that we give him, and we have always (in learning from our first) offered him table food. I can count only once or twice that we have offered him baby food and usualle he rejects it as he loves texture. My son loves to eat foods with his hands and adores picking it up. he has had six teeth since about 8 months, and hasn't gotten any new ones in teh last three months, so there are no molars but things come out in his poop relatively well digested. He still uses a bottle, although he is mostly breastfeeding his milk. I have to say that giving baby table food (lots of fruits/vegetables, and he also eats legumes and breads - we are vegeterian so he doesn't eat meat at this point). He loves it!

Dawn - posted on 12/05/2009

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My little one still eats baby food stage 2. He is breast fed but stays at home with Dad during the day whiel I work and takes a bottle. I do give him some of our food in little pieces when we eat and he chews it well, but he won't feed himself. I do give him the fruit puffs and lil crunchies by gerber and he loves them. It is a good way to start because they dissolve in their mouth if they don't chew. He does take a sippy cup of only juice and water. He has drank from a sippy cup since he was 4 months old.



On the other hand I work at a daycare and see children at different stages at the same age. Some are eating table food only, but most get a sippy cup with their meal with a little bit of formula and then still getting a bottle too. They normally do this until they are a year old. After a year we don't give bottles at daycare anymore.

Micaela - posted on 12/05/2009

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Quoting Novie:

well, my daughter already refused to drink her breast milk on to bottle, she have it with glass instead,
i wonder if its okay to give my 11 months baby daughter a cheese?


 



just make sure its not blue cheese or soft cheese and she should be fine.. my son has been eating cheese for about 4-5 months xx

Micaela - posted on 12/05/2009

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My son will be one on the 7th January. He's had a cup for juice and water since he was about 4-5months old. he went off his bottle about 5 months so hes been on baby since when he was around 8months he wasn't interested in any baby food unless he could feed himself. so i had to put him on adult food . he eats finger foods such as pieces of veg and fruit and he eats anything we eat only if he can feed himself. he has his milk on a morning and at bed time from a bottle. he is still on formula milk 6month+ and i plan to keep him on his for as long as possible which doesn't seem to be any longer because he is going off his bottles. try your baby with toast to start with Lewie loves it. :) and remember every baby is different and you just have to go with their pace and they will let you know when they are ready for new things.. Lewie sure did

Michelle - posted on 12/04/2009

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my 10 month old willnot have anything to do with babyfood, he eats what we eat i just chop it up into little pieces and let him go to town! He rarely even likes to take formula anymore so he gets a bottle in the morning and one before bedtime other than that its adult food and a sippy cup but all babys are different so do what makes your child most happy!!!!!

Christine - posted on 12/02/2009

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my jameson is almost completely off the bottle.. he has MAYBE 4-6 oz for his nap during the day and then he wakes up in the night and eats.. besides that its all solids. he's very advanced in his feeding. who knew how enjoyable cooking for a 10month old could be!

Novie - posted on 12/02/2009

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well, my daughter already refused to drink her breast milk on to bottle, she have it with glass instead,
i wonder if its okay to give my 11 months baby daughter a cheese?

Rebecca Lynn - posted on 11/30/2009

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My Ashley is on a cup and only eats table food. Only thigns she does not get is anythign with nuts or fish incase of allergies.

Althea - posted on 11/30/2009

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My son is 10 months old and I give him whatever we eat, with the exception that I still cut it up into small pieces for him. He likes mac & cheese, hot dog, chix nuggets...etc. Although I still cook his veggies and process them to a baby food consistency because he eats them better that way.

Anna - posted on 11/29/2009

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Hey there well my sons always been a big boy so started him on soilds at 3months (plunket nurse had something to say about that hehehe) anyway around 3 1/2- 4months a friend brought him a sippy bottle with handles on the sides so i kept giving it to him with a little bit of water in the bottom so he could get used to the weight of it, then he started putting it in his mouth and sucking it up but would always spit it out then after awhile he worked out that it was ok to drink water out of a cup so now at 11months on thursday he has a big boy cup still the same brand but without handles! So he'll have that thoughout the day but is still breastfeed to so before each nap will have a milky!!! So now about the food thing he'll eat what ever we have at tea just mash with a fork a little bit! Also thoughout the day he'll have sammies cut into bite size peices or pasta things like that.... Good luck

Nichole - posted on 11/29/2009

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Brandon drinks from a bottle still. I am trying to find a sippy cup that will work for him. He just plays with the one he has now. As far as food goes he is still on the second foods, and will be moving up to third foods soon. I do give him some table foods. I just try what I feel is OK for him. He ate table foods during Thanksgiving and did well with it.

Natasha - posted on 11/25/2009

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my son is 10 months old, he takes his milk from a bottle (formula milk) but he can have water or juice right from a glass or his sipper.ive also tried giving him milk in his sipper which he does take happily...i intend to completely wean him off the bottle after 1 year.as for his food...i give him infant cereal once a day, rest of the day he has mashed and lumpy fruits, sometimes vegetable soup( in which i mix a boiled egg and one slice of multi-grain bread), bread crumbs with or without cheese etc, boiled potatoes..he loves wheat based items (boiled pasta, noodles, our different kinds of indian breads).he can snack on biscuits (i usually give him the less sweet ones like digestive), and fruit juices (i dilute the juice with water if its too sweet or sour).i think this is the age when he is developing the taste for new foods...so i try to introduce him to new tastes.

Jane - posted on 11/18/2009

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it all seems so quick for your li'l one. now that we have two, the time if flying by and i look at my 10 month old and wonder when she's gonna start getting up out of her high chair and prepare her own food. lol!

i give her a sippy cup to play with but when she's tired or at night i give her the bottle. she's not crazy about baby food anymore while my 2 1/2 yr old was on it forever. but with the first baby, everything seems monumental and i did things very slowly, step by step with her and i still do b/c she's my first - everything's the first w/her, she's the first i'm sending out into the world.

maybe he can do the meal plan/sippy cup at daycare and stay on our plan at home?

that way you can keep the closeness of you giving him his bottle and feeding him.

kudos to you for being able to put him in daycare, i never could and my husband had to stay home. it wasn't his thing but as things happen, i ended up getting laid off so now i'm home with them.

Hollie - posted on 11/18/2009

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My son still loves his bottle for naps and bed time. Other than that he uses a cup... But we went through several different types of cups before my son really got comfortable. My son rarely eats baby food anymore. I'll mix jarred fruits and veggies with cereal and what not still, but he usually eats we eat. It's all about what you are comfortable with!

Shannon - posted on 11/18/2009

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My son has 8 teeth and has been eating table food for quite some time now. He refuses to eat baby food. He also has been drinking from a sippy cup for about 3 months. I only put juice and water in his cup, he gets formula in his bottle 3 to 4 times a day. But I will be taking him off the bottle by the time he turns 1. But that is just the kind of mothering I do. Its not to say it is for everyone,

Lisa - posted on 11/18/2009

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My daughter is getting her 4th tooth down now and i always wait for that before alot of finger foods. She eats mostly purees of veges and fruits but a little thicker consistency with rice or pasta. i blend chicken and mince in veges too. Snack wise she can eat bread ( tiny morsels i put on her tray or cheese slices again tiny bits.) My daughter does not chew her food too well before swallowing so im waiting until after 1 for the next stage. She is still breast fed and drinks occasional formula. She does try whatever we are eating also. Her lil mates are already eating biscuits by 10 mnths but dont see the big rush in making them eat solid foods especially when half the snacks catered for their age group still make them gag. I prefer to wait until she safely chews before the next stage. The bottle is also individual..most kids i know still have a nap or night bottle at 2, and just sippy cups during the day. Even though we encourage our children to become independant gradually, there is no set times for it...we should let the child guide us.

Carina - posted on 11/17/2009

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I tried stage3 baby food with my daughter when she was 9months old..but she would gag & refused to eat.I had to go back to stage2. I've tried to give her gerber puffs & little pieces of bread but she doesn't even want to touch them..lol. So I will be patient & go with her flow. I say do what you feel is best for your child.

Angie - posted on 11/17/2009

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My daughter drinks well out of the sippys with straws no luck with other ones. I let her tell me when she was done with baby food one day she woke up and absolutely wouldnt touch anything she couldnt eat herself

Yunique - posted on 11/17/2009

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Ayden has been eating table food for a few months now. He eats the same thing we eat I just cut it into bite size pieces so its easier to chew. (he does a good job chewing anyway and has 8 teeth already. I think he may have some starting to come in the back now.) He started drinking out of a cup the week before he turned 9 months.

Farrah - posted on 11/17/2009

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Jake eats cereal with bananas every morning and we stick to 3rd phase and 2nd phase baby foods. He really doesn't like the chucky baby food quite yet and will gobble the smashy baby food just fine. I will give him a taste of whatever we are eating sometimes he goes for it and other times he snubs his nose up and won't let us get near his mouth. He is still drinking his formula about 4 to 8oz every 3-4 hours. I was wondering though when can I give him juice and water. I've introduced the sippy cup to him but he's still not likeing it very much. So if anyone can suggest anything that would be great.

Holly - posted on 11/17/2009

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My daughter still takes 24 oz of formula in a bottle throughout the day but she doesn't like the pureed babyfood anymore. I only give her the baby cereal in the morning. At other meals I give her small pieces of most things we eat. She really likes the veggies! Do whatever makes you comfortable.....when your baby is ready to move to different foods he will let you know

Christine - posted on 11/17/2009

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My son is still eating baby food and drinking breast milk, but we give him table food to try out fairly often. In the morning, I always share some kind of fruit with him, and brown rice. I really just don't know what to feed him in terms of table food for real meals. The pediatrician says well cooked, bland foods... I don't really eat anything that matches that description. >>;

Lydia - posted on 11/17/2009

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small pieces of table food, my daughter refuses to eat any baby food any more but she will drink her formula. this is nice because i know for sure she is still getting what she needs.

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My son will drink water from a sippy cup during meals, but he is still on bottles for his milk (breastmilk...not cow's milk..lol). He tends to sip, but not fully drink because he is thirsty and loves to toss the cup around. The only pureed food his still on is cereal for the mornings. He was fighting me during lunch and dinner with the pureed food, so I decided to try out "adult" food. He loves it! I cut it up into small pieces and let him go to town. He's even eating veggies (broccoli and green beans ), which he hated pureed. I would suggest you do what you want to do...not what other mothers are doing. If you child is okay with the smashed up food that you are providing for him, by all means, I would let him stick with it. In all honesty, he won't know the difference...at least for a while. Stick with what you feel is best for you child.

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