Table food

Laura - posted on 05/27/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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Natalia Doesn't want to eat Gerber food anymore, she wants anything I eat...Majority of the time I'm trying to cook chicken with noodles or things good for her....What should I do...Force her to eat the Gerber food or what recipe do any of you have I can make for her??

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Ashley - posted on 06/16/2010

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There is a great book that I'm using for my little one called Blender Baby Foods. It starts at the beginning showing you how to make your own baby food but you could skip to the back of the book which has lots of recipes for older babies. Most you can freeze in advance and heat up when your little one is ready to eat.

Becca - posted on 06/15/2010

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My son has been on only table foods and breastmilk since 7months and now manages everything with little difficulty. We just started introducing runny foods at 10 months when he was able to start managing a spoon by himself.

Nicole - posted on 06/14/2010

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there are heaps of web sites that you can get ideas from but basically babies can eat whatever their parents eat as long as it small and mushy enough. i am a fan of annabel karmels baby and childens cook books. it is important to watch out for additives in food as many are not safe for children, and babies should not have any added salt or sugar.

Laura - posted on 06/03/2010

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Thanks everyone...I know I'm not the only one having this problem.... :-) but yeah I'm going to look for a baby recipe book and i'm going to try the Gerber Graduate....Wish me luck...

Simone - posted on 05/31/2010

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I buy organic frozen peas, carrots, and vegetables, steam them and then make enough for a weeks worth of meals. I will grill chicken breasts and cut them up in little bite sized pieces for my son and same with cheese. He seams to like that meal a lot, and then anything that I eat he will always get some of it. I also cut up chicken vienna canned sausages for him, he LOVES that!!! Go with the pace of you kid! My son will boycott that food when he is pop'n another tooth only because the chewing hurts him, so I keep it on hand!

Sarah - posted on 05/31/2010

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My son eats pretty much anything we are having. We try not to add salt or sugar to anything, but he is fine with any other spices. My doc just said to stay away from nuts, shellfish, eggs & strawberries because they are common allergens.

Monika - posted on 05/30/2010

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I would so feed her home made food, have you tried that Gerber stuff? its so nasty I am sure what ever you are eating tastes better. You just have to compare the banana to real banana to know how icky it is.

So my daughter just turned 10 months, she eats lots of stuff, I swear more then my friend's son who is 14 months. I feed her banana, lots of purees I made (so much more tastier then anything in those jars). Tonight I made her broccoli and cauliflower in cheese sauce (baby food book). Grapes, plain cheerios, cheese (man she loves cheese), cucumbers, tomatoes. It's a long list and I have many frozen purees which are chunky. I heard she can have raisins and and dried apricots but they so look like choking hazards to me.

Don't be afraid to add a little spice, I always add cinnamon to pear and apple purees.

I might suggest you buy a book or go to the library and take out a book on making your own baby food. They have lots of ideas I would have never came up with. I own like 5 books =D

Terra - posted on 05/30/2010

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Kinsley hates when I feed her baby food. She'll pitch a fit everytime I put her in her high chair unless I put something on there that she can feed herself. I've started giving her things like avocados, grilled cheese sandwiches, pasta, and things like that. I've also started giving her those Gerber graduate foods that are made especially for babies learning to eat table food. I'm always very close by though, just in case she gets choked.

Melana - posted on 05/29/2010

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my daughter is ten months nd last month she decided she wants nothin to do wit baby food so i jus give her bites of wat i eat nd its been working she eats ANYTHING lol well cept peas but ya kno i also get like the gerber meals they have in the baby isle they are pre made nd all nutricious stuff so that might work.!

Beth - posted on 05/29/2010

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My son is 10 months old, he eats gerber food at times, but he eats a lot of what I eat. I will make him sandwiches and cut them up, and give diced up peaches, pears, I spoon guacamole to him... anything that you are eating that you think she can handle! :)

Fiona - posted on 05/29/2010

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Hi!! As long as you are eating good food, nothing wrong with your baby doing so as well! My son has been eating my food since he was five or six months - whatever I have he has. Lamb, Veggies, fruit, curry, pasta, omlette... Whatever goes in my mouth he wants a go!!

Melissa - posted on 05/29/2010

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I think it's completely okay to give your little one what you're eating. If she's interested in it, let her try it. Just make sure to do baby size bites or to mush things up really well. As for baby food, you can pretty much cook up any kind of fruit or veggie and then just puree it to the right texture. For your baby, maybe try to leave it a bit chunky so that it doesn't feel like "baby food." I know with my daughter, she never really liked any of the pre-made baby foods that I bought so we have always just given her homemade mushy veggies which she adores. But now it has to be whatever Mommy and Daddy are eating...which has been a good thing because I've made sure that we are eating more healthy, wholesome food since I know she'll be sharing it with us!

Rashida - posted on 05/28/2010

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we never really did baby foods. We would just blend or mash up what ever we were eating. Now she just eats "baby but size" pieces of what we are eating!

Laura - posted on 05/28/2010

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i have a hard time with this....we are trying to be really really good with our daughter. we don't want her eating alot of proccessed foods and NO SUGAR. if you find any good ideas let me know! so far i give her "finger foods" to feed herself with while i give her bites of the jarred food....but she is more and more interested in what we're having. so far she does well with tofu, pancakes (plain) blueberries and very small pieces of melons and bananas, slightly mashed peas and plain mashed potatoes.....i think she just is ready for a chunkier texture.....maybe its mmore filling?

Laura - posted on 05/28/2010

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thanks....I just wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one starting on just table food....

Sheryl - posted on 05/27/2010

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My son is off the baby food. He does really well with table food, I just make sure it is in really small pieces and soft enough to mush in his mouth. I still feed him baby oatmeal but only because I have so much of it left right now. Even that, I'll chop a bit of banana or strawberries and mix into it. If she does well eating table food then she's more than likely ready for it. As for recipes, it sounds like you've got the idea. You can cook down anything you are eating and put them in a blender/food processor.

Sarah - posted on 05/27/2010

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i just put bite sized pieces of what i'm eating on Kole's tray and let him feed himself when he is being picky like that. and if he seems content with that i might try to sneak in a few spoonfulls of his gerber food. but don't worry. if she is really hungry she will eat whatever you give her, i think. best of luck :)

Sarah - posted on 05/27/2010

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i just put bite sized pieces of what i'm eating on Kole's tray and let him feed himself when he is being picky like that. and if he seems content with that i might try to sneak in a few spoonfulls of his gerber food. but don't worry. if she is really hungry she will eat whatever you give her, i think. best of luck :)

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