Switching from baby foods to real foods

Janette - posted on 07/09/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 11 months old and we are transitioning into real foods. What are some real foods you started your little one off with?

She only has four teeth so I try to feed her soft foods that are wholesome. So far she eats whole grain waffles, mini pancakes, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, bananas, blueberries (smooshed), mangos, honeydew, cantaloupe, strawberries, squash, steamed carrots and wheat breads.

Anyother suggestions? Is there anything they cannot eat besides shellfish, peanut butter and overly spiced items? Anyone have any experiences with cinnamon (i.e. cinnamon french toast sticks)? Any thoughts on getting more veggies she can eat?

Thanks in advance!

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Janet - posted on 07/11/2010

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i give my daughter whatever we're eating and have for months now, and she only has 2 teeth. spaghetti is her fav. along with french toast and yes with loads of cinnamon! I try to give her as much unprocessed food as possible and stick with chicken, pork and beef like we're having. she had hotdogs, i quarted the pieces and loved it for her birthday but i'd like to keep that a special occasion food. she loves cooked brocolli florets, eats them almost every day, and sweet potato chunks. I just bake the sweet pots in the oven and she picks up the pieces and munches away. watermelon is becoming another fun thing for her to eat too. I have given her shellfish too at this point, we have no history of allergy and we monitored her after. I talked to her dr. about peanut butter and he said that the risk goes down after 1 year, but the pediatric society recommends waiting till 2. though my friends 17 month old eats peanut butter everyday!

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Ashley - posted on 07/11/2010

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Wow, you're LO actually eats a lot more than mine! Haha, I think I've been wary of giving her foods though because she has a sensitive stomach, but I think I'm gonna have to try some of things you've listed here lol!

Vicki - posted on 07/11/2010

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I don't worry about his food being soft, never have! With his four teeth he can get through harder food no problem. He loves chewing on raw beans, hard oatmeal biscuits, chicken bones, anything really. I just give him whatever food we are having, leaving out whole nuts and very spicy food.

Caitlyn - posted on 07/10/2010

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I would try whole milk yogurt, pasta, beans, avocado. I personally don't give my son hotdogs b/c of choking hazard but it may work fine for your daughter. Also soft cheese like mozzarella is good.

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