When do you plan on ditching baby foods and formula?

Rae - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 78 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be one on the 16th this month.

I was wondering when do you plan on ditching the baby food and the formula?

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Kylie - posted on 01/17/2010

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Hello Rae, my little girl won't be 1 untill the 27th but i am staring to wean her off milk powder and onto cows milk she does'nt seem to have aproblem with that and she is eating most family meals i still give her baby food wen i can't be botheres cooking.

Jane - posted on 01/16/2010

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My daughter just turned one and we have made the switch to whole milk. She has had no trouble and doesn't seem to miss the formula at all. She still eats baby cereal and some frozen baby foods (way nicer than the jarred stuff), but she is slowly starting to get more and more of her calories from real food like pasta, cheese, and food that my husband and I eat for meals.

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Well I breastfeed, but I am starting my daughter, whom is a week from being a yr old, on actual solid foods. She had a toddler Gerber meal today and she did just fine. As for the Breastmilk, she is weaning herself each day so when she stops I will stop and if she doesn't stop by 1 1/2 yrs or so I will stop.

Tara - posted on 01/16/2010

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i need too know that 2, my lil one is 1 , but he wont eat a lot ov baby food our our food, he just wants his bottle

Heather - posted on 01/15/2010

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My daughter turned one the 7th of this month. Her doctors told me that when she turned one to start giving her whole milk instead of formula. As far as the baby food goes, my two yr. old still eat baby food- banana sometimes. I have also started feeding my one yr. old veggies, fruit, and very small pieces of meat when she was 11 months, but onl because she has tons of teeth to chew it up with!

Jessica - posted on 01/15/2010

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I stopped giving my daughter baby food when she was 9 mths. SHe eats everything I eat. She still has no teeth but she eats steak etc etc I also switched her from formula to homo milk a month ago and she is fine and healthy. Each parent has their own opinions

Melinda - posted on 01/14/2010

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i ditched the formula already - kayleigh was one on the 12th she is thriving on cows milk - sleeping through the night - while she is teething and having great sleeps through the day to - bum rash gone too - i am in heaven!!! - she has vegies blitzed but has finger food to and drinks from a sippy cup

Jennifer - posted on 01/14/2010

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I started Tucker on baby food at 5 months and he always hated it..he's eaten regular finger foods since 6.5 months. When he turned 11 months, we started giving him whole milk with his formula, now he is on only whole milk. He never really cared for bottles either, whatever his milk came in was fine for him. So he has been on only sippy cups and our cups since 7 months too.

April - posted on 01/14/2010

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We started Ayedin on "big boy" food around 7 or 8 months and now he doesn't eat any baby food at all. He never really cared for it much. Our dr. also said at around 9 months that we could start giving Ayedin cows milk. He is still nursing but the milk helps to cut down on the number of times that he nurses a day. Good luck!

April - posted on 01/13/2010

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Owen takes a sippy all day he has done this since he was about 10 months. But loves that night time bottle, but he has been eating the same meals with us since he was right around 7 months. He loves food. He still eats the baby food only cause we have it in the house, but I am sure he wont miss it when it is gone. I have started introducing milk to him the last couple of weeks, he has 2 cans of formula left then he will be on pure milk then.

Amy - posted on 01/13/2010

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I will be going to a Toddler formula at 1 (today). He has been having full cream milk with his breakfast for several months. He eats whatever we have has refused baby food for about 2 months.

Christina - posted on 01/12/2010

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wow you all started late!!!! I think I am a little shocked about the answers lol. I myself started giving Breanna who just turned one on the 11th of Jan. a sippy cup since 4 months she could not hold it but I would hold it for her. I think that water is the perfect digestive system cleaner. Both my daughters Bridget is turning 5 in March and she herself would rather have a drink of water then say juice. Anyway Breanna got her teeth eairly and I was told by her doctor at the time that I could also start her on adult foods, Cheeros, Softer food boild or thinly sliced she had only the two teeth on the top but you have to know that their gums are better able to chew things then their teeth. She has been on our food since 4 months and sippycup since then too as for milk she will drink cold milk in a sippy cup but really likes the warm bottle before bed time. Sorry for the long answer hehehe

Shelley - posted on 01/11/2010

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i have stopped giving my baby formula and baby food now for about two weeks, she loves the real food and the whole milk. she will be 1 on jan 27th

Marcia - posted on 01/11/2010

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Our son eats the Organix range for toddles and from the Hipp Orgaincs range, so it's good organic, recipies and meals we'd have but for a toddler. He also eats what we eat and I try to make sure one if not both of us, is eating when he's eating. He's not had a bottle for 2 months now, and also drank from either a sippy cup or doidy cup since he's been 8 months. Back than he'd have only water from a cup, but since he turned 10 months, that day was the last of his bottles. Got him to drink his milk from a cup or sippy cup quite easily really. He's been having some cow's milk in his food since he was 6 months, but not sure when I'll let him drink it. He's on his follow on milk, and now he's turning one, he'll be put onto his Aptimal growing up milk, which is the 3rd stage. You can drink it up until 3 years old, so we'll see.



Happy birthday to all the babies.

Kimiko - posted on 01/11/2010

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My daughter will be 1 on the 24th and she has been eating what we eat for about 2 months but she still has her baby food as well I figure if she still wants to eat it what could it hurt. I have been mixing her formula with cows milk for about a month now gradually adding more cows milk than formula and she will switch to only cows milk on her birthday. She has been without her bottle for about 2-3 weeks now. I just took it from her and she didn't cry for it at all but she always did use a sippy cup for her juice (which I mix half juice and half water) so maybe that made it easier. But every child goes at there own pace. Good luck.

Angela - posted on 01/11/2010

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My daughter will be one in two weeks. She has pretty much been eating what we eat since about nine months. She refused to eat any store bought baby food anyway. We will ditch the formula at twelve months, as I did with my first. My first didn't even notice the difference between formula and cows milk. I was ready to slowly wheen her off the fomula, but it didn't need to be done like that.
I am in Australia. our nurse says that in theory your 12 month old should be getting all the extra vitamins that are in fomula from their meals by now, so they aren't going to miss out on all those extra vitamins that are in the fomula or breast milk.

Marideth - posted on 01/11/2010

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A week before my son turned 1, we started doing half whole milk, half formula. Then switched totally to milk on his birthday (yesterday). I made his baby food, so technically he's been eating real food since 4 months. We've been giving him little bits off our plates for a few months though, just to give him an idea of different flavors and textures. We'll probably start all "big boy food" once all of the pre-made baby food is gone (some time this week)

Lauren - posted on 01/11/2010

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My son's birthday was yesterday and he is pretty much eating all finger foods. I do still give him apple sauce and baby cereal in the morning but that is really the only time he will let me spoon feed him. I am weaning him from breastfeeding and will start switching in milk, I think? I wasn't sure how to go about that. He is only nursing really in the morning and at night. I was going to discuss it with my pedi at his visit on Friday.

Holly - posted on 01/11/2010

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My daughter eats mostly table food....she will eat baby food if we are having something not heathy for her but usually she will eat veggies. I like the steamfresh ones for her. She generally eats what we do in smaller amounts. I am looking forward to her 1st birthday (28th) to stop the formula and move onto milk!!!

La - posted on 01/11/2010

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My daughter hardly ever ate baby food so I still have all the jars left from when she started on solids at 6 months. I wish I could stop giving her formula, but most days she will not eat enough table food to get in the calories and nutrients she needs.

Sommer - posted on 01/11/2010

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I think you just do it when you feel your baby is ready. My son decided about a month ago that he wanted nothing more to do with baby food, so we had no choice but to switch him to finger foods. My son was breastfed and I switched him to milk slowly as I weaned him. So, at 11 months he started to have milk, and now he only drinks milk.

Wendy - posted on 01/10/2010

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My little one is down to one bottle a day-the night one, but he's on his last can :-) when we eat foods that aren't so healthy like frozen pizza he has his gerber toddler meals but besides that he eats what we eat! He'll be one january 23rd. I think you just read your little ones cues and that will be the right decision!

LaRissa - posted on 01/10/2010

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Gavin stopped eating baby food aroun 10 1/2mths. He LOVES food and eats whatever I'm eating...although it helps that he already has like 9 teeth. The formula thing is going to be a little more tricky since he's shown signs of being lactose intolerant (one of my many genetic gifts!). I'm going to try giving him soy milk to see how he takes to that, and if everything goes well, it's "bye bye formula" just in time for b-day #1

Jessica - posted on 01/08/2010

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Makenna has been drinking cow's milk for over a month now and is doing well. She started refusing baby food at around 10 months so she eats whatever we eat and I have those Gerber toddler meals that she really likes too.

Alison - posted on 01/07/2010

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I've given up the formula already as he started to refuse it so now i give him full cream milk mixed with honey. I just started cutting away the baby food, I give him what I eat. I have started looking in the heath food section & getting him to try those to see what he likes as they are a cheaper option to baby food & you get more for your money worth

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I have Go and Grow formula now for my 11 month old. She hates baby food so I will usually take bananas and mash them up and mix them with yogurt and cereal. She loves the flavor and the texture. I just let her nibble on whatever I'm eating (we always eat together) and I let her drink from a regular cup. She won't drink from a sippy cup but she really wants to drink from a big girl cup! I've given her sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, mashed up spaghettios, whole bananas, avacado, chicken and stars, I will give her anything that I know she can chew or will break down very easily in her system. I'm not sure what new foods I should introduce when she turns one. I guess I'll talk to my doctor about that one.

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We started our son on "big boy" food when he was 9 months because he started to fight the baby food. So he told us when he was ready for that. Just last week we switched him to cow's milk in a sippy cup and said bye bye to bottles that day as well. The first morning was hard (the one bottle he was kind of attached to) but after that it's been pretty easy. He's still not taking nearly as much milk as he was with the breastmilk in bottles, but we are compensating with other dairy products until he likes the cow's milk more. One tip that our pediatrician said was to not let him hold his bottles and that would help with the transition from bottle to sippy cup. We stuck by that it sure helped us when it came time.

Deanna - posted on 01/06/2010

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We moved on to Go and Grow and formula and milk on Our daughters 1st birthday. (yesterday) She switched over without a problem. We still use baby food for the extra vitamins, but she eats our food too! Good luck with your little one and happy first b-day soon! :)

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