What solids are you feeding your 9-10 month old?

Lisa - posted on 03/23/2009 ( 33 moms have responded )

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I feel so stuck in a rut with ideas for my almost 9 month old. What are you guys doing for food?



This is what we've done so far:

Rice cereal

Oatmeal cereal

Yogert

Gerber Puffs

Apple

Jicama

Mango

Grapes

Kiwi

Zucchini

Sweet Potatoes

Carrots

Applesauce

Banana

Avocado

Bagel

Cottage cheese

Pancake

Mixed berries

Cheerios



I've added some cinnamon to items and I feel like we're slow on the veggies so far.

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Brandee - posted on 03/25/2009

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these are all great ideas...we havent tried yogurt yet...

I make my Mum-mum's food. But what I do is go to the baby isle and read/write down food ideas from the jars of baby food...

Its amazing...I use to think chicken and rice was just chicken and rice but it has all sorts of veggies, and other ingredients like onion powder...

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Jessica - posted on 03/03/2011

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@ Autumn Gardner. I know this was a while ago but did you ever figure out what your daughter was allergic to in gerber puffs? And how did you know she was allergic?

Jana - posted on 04/15/2009

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I have recently been experimenting with this..my son is 10 months and loves scrambled eggs and blueberry muffins, pancakes, bread of any kind, mac and cheese, yogurt, fresh fruit and vege's. I have been mushing the food up a bit, leaving chunks. He loves peas! He has 6 teeth so far. One thing he doesn't like it spagettios (not that I blame him..lol)

Zoë - posted on 04/14/2009

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My little one has had scrambled egg, tuna and trout. All of which she enjoyed. She is nearly 10 months and eats mostly whatever I'm eating. I just make sure there is no salt in veggies etc. She even loves sprouts!! Last night she had full roast chicken dinner cut and mashed up.

Jenna - posted on 04/09/2009

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We are sticking with jarred purees for now as my daughter has a cleft palate and no matter what we do, everything she eats, some of it always ends up going up into her nose. She loves pureed carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, and oatmeal with banannas. Everrything else is hit or miss, sometimes she eats it sometimes not. Any suggestions of ways to boost the calories? My little one is crusing along on the 5%tile line for weight and I'd like to find ways to increase her calorie count other than adding formula to her breast milk.



 



Sara - My older daughter (now 4 years old) came home from China at 10 months loving the steamed eggs they make there. We tried making it at home and she devowered them. We could never get her to eat store bought baby food so she ate a lot of eggs at first until we figured out what she would eat.

Jenna - posted on 04/09/2009

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We are sticking with jarred purees for now as my daughter has a cleft palate and no matter what we do, everything she eats, some of it always ends up going up into her nose. She loves pureed carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, and oatmeal with banannas. Everrything else is hit or miss, sometimes she eats it sometimes not. Any suggestions of ways to boost the calories? My little one is crusing along on the 5%tile line for weight and I'd like to find ways to increase her calorie count other than adding formula to her breast milk.



 



Sara - My older daughter (now 4 years old) came home from China at 10 months loving the steamed eggs they make there. We tried making it at home and she devowered them. We could never get her to eat store bought baby food so she ate a lot of eggs at first until we figured out what she would eat.

Jenna - posted on 04/09/2009

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We are sticking with jarred purees for now as my daughter has a cleft palate and no matter what we do, everything she eats, some of it always ends up going up into her nose. She loves pureed carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, and oatmeal with banannas. Everrything else is hit or miss, sometimes she eats it sometimes not. Any suggestions of ways to boost the calories? My little one is crusing along on the 5%tile line for weight and I'd like to find ways to increase her calorie count other than adding formula to her breast milk.



 



Sara - My older daughter (now 4 years old) came home from China at 10 months loving the steamed eggs they make there. We tried making it at home and she devowered them. We could never get her to eat store bought baby food so she ate a lot of eggs at first until we figured out what she would eat.

Heather - posted on 04/09/2009

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Tofu is a good way to boost calories and protein. Just buy the plain, soft Tofu and add it to whatever you are feeding her.

Jenna - posted on 04/09/2009

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We are sticking with jarred purees for now as my daughter has a cleft palate and no matter what we do, everything she eats, some of it always ends up going up into her nose. She loves pureed carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, and oatmeal with banannas. Everrything else is hit or miss, sometimes she eats it sometimes not. Any suggestions of ways to boost the calories? My little one is crusing along on the 5%tile line for weight and I'd like to find ways to increase her calorie count other than adding formula to her breast milk.



 



Sara - My older daughter (now 4 years old) came home from China at 10 months loving the steamed eggs they make there. We tried making it at home and she devowered them. We could never get her to eat store bought baby food so she ate a lot of eggs at first until we figured out what she would eat.

Jenna - posted on 04/09/2009

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We are sticking with jarred purees for now as my daughter has a cleft palate and no matter what we do, everything she eats, some of it always ends up going up into her nose. She loves pureed carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, and oatmeal with banannas. Everrything else is hit or miss, sometimes she eats it sometimes not. Any suggestions of ways to boost the calories? My little one is crusing along on the 5%tile line for weight and I'd like to find ways to increase her calorie count other than adding formula to her breast milk.



 



Sara - My older daughter (now 4 years old) came home from China at 10 months loving the steamed eggs they make there. We tried making it at home and she devowered them. We could never get her to eat store bought baby food so she ate a lot of eggs at first until we figured out what she would eat.

Sara - posted on 04/09/2009

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Although my dd is now mostly on jarred baby food for quickness and ease (we just got back from China with her and our world is still a little crazy!!!) when we were in China eatting at buffets and such (they don't do jarred baby food in China) she was eating anything off the buffet I could mash up... meatballs, fish, potatoes, fruits, egg, bread, rice, pumpkin soup (she LOVED this), etc.



of course at the orphanage she was eating things like bone soup and liver powder to name a few!!! LOL



Right now I have her on stage 3 (chunkier stuff) jarred food and any thing we eat that can be mashed up by us or that she can mash up herself with her gums!

Heather - posted on 04/08/2009

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Here's a recipe:

1 sweet potatoe diced
1 c. spinach leaves
1/2 c. whole milk
1/2 c. chicken broth
1/4 c. onion finely chopped
1/4 tsp. black mustard seed
1/2 tsp. mild curry

Saute onion in a non-stick sauce pan till brown. Add mustard seed, sweet potatoe and broth. Cook until sweet potatoe is tender. Add whole milk and curry bring to a simmer and stir frequently. Remove from heat and stir in spinach leaves. Let cool. Pour into blender or food processor and puree until desired texture is reached.

I usually add 1 more sweet potatoes as I found using just one made for a very liquid baby food. I use a low sodium broth. The recipe is from the book "Blender Baby".

Terri-ann - posted on 04/02/2009

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hi for anyone asking about eggs, they can have them now as long as they are cooked all the way through... scrambled egg is a good one, my little girl loves it.... as i said as long as they are cooked thoroughly they should be fine

Julia - posted on 04/02/2009

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Quoting Bridgett:



She does not like to eat baby food I think it may be that it has no flavor :)






We've bought baby food that smells great!! I'd eat it right out of the jar! However, Marleigh hates it!! I think it might be because it has TOO much flavor! It's stage 3 baby food. She'll eat the more bland babyfood, like the stage 2, and won't eat many blended foods at all, like mixed veggies.



I also feed her freeze dried fruit, especially the apples from www.brothersallnatural.com. She LOVES them! I can also find these at Costco, and supposedly walmart, but I've never found them there. I highly recommend the apples, not the peaches or strawberries, but haven't tried the bananas or pineapple.



We let Marleigh try our brownie sundae last night! She LOVED it! I've never seen her pie hole fly open so fast for anything!

Peggy - posted on 04/01/2009

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I can't add much to these great suggestions, except that I add a couple of pinches of brewer's yeast to yogurt or cottage cheese to make a protein combination.  Also, I'm not giving my baby any wheat until after she's a year old.  I've heard this recommended for anyone with a family history of celiac (gluten intolerance), which my mother has.  I figure it's better to be safe.

Bridgett - posted on 03/31/2009

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I feed my daughter whatever we are eating as long as I can break it up for her to eat. She loves carrots and peas they are soft enough and small enough for her to pick up herself she loves feeding herself. She has also had hamburger, turkey and chicken for meats. She does not like to eat baby food I think it may be that it has no flavor :)

Julia - posted on 03/31/2009

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I agree. We're in a rut too!! Marleigh loves yogurt, stage 2 foods (stage 3 are too thick/chunky) - green beans, sweet potatoes, squash, any fruit. As far as finger foods, she eats cheerios, toast w/babyfood spread on top, well cooked pasta (recently tried whole wheat) with some parm chz on top, cheese cubes (tiny), chicken, meatballs, bananas, pancakes, french toast, strawberries, fish and roast beef. We have tried eggs, and the 1st time she ate them, but recently she refused them, even with cheese! I feel like she's probably lacking in veggies. We tried broccoli mixed in some mashed potatoes and she tried it. I also tried some diced carrots and sweet potatoes, but she really didn't eat them. I'd like some ideas about how to get her to eat more veggies. Do you guys put sauce on the pasta? What kind? Do you feed them with a spoon or finger foods? Marleigh is Miss Independence and loves to eat finger foods, but just not in the veggie form!

Pamela - posted on 03/29/2009

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I make all of my boy's food, too. Some veggies that he eats not on your list are: broccoli, green beans, peas, white potatoes, squash. I've started adding pasta like spaghetti (though it's just tomatoes and pasta, since most sauces have a LOT of other ingredients in them). We also mix yogurt and fruit, he especially likes blueberries, bananas and peaches. We haven't tried eggs yet, though I heard that it should just be yolks until they are 1 year. Right now we are working on adding more protein sources to his diet other than chicken so will probably cook him some eggs soon. That and progressing the consistency of his food to finger-sized chunks. A tip I came across: grind up cheerios and roll fruit chunks in them for easier pick up! What a fun developmental stage this is!

Sally - posted on 03/29/2009

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my son eats practically anything you put in front of him, we make him loads of home made dinners when we make them so he has plenty of supply of frozen home-made meals, he has had things like, chicken, pork, beef, lamb, and at xmas time we even made him  his own xmas dinners the only thing we did different was cooked his potatoes and veg together because of babies not being able to have any salt, but other than that we give him sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower





Autumn - posted on 03/28/2009

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Hi, my daughter has also tried most of these foods except dairy,since she is allergic. I thought I would mention that we have tried eggs, whites and yolk! She likes scrambled or hard boiled and likes them both. I think it's ironic with her allergies. She is also allergic to something in the Gerber graduate puffs ( can't figure that one out) Anyways, just thought it might be helpful to mention this since most are hesitant to try new things such as eggs because of allergic reactions.

Stacey - posted on 03/27/2009

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We cook two egg yolks with shredded zucchini, red pepper and potato with a bit of flour in olive oil... kind of like a baby frittata.



She loves pieces chicken, broccoli, parsnips, a little cream cheese with soft multigrain crackers, melted cheese on multigrain bagels, firm tofu cooked in a bit of olive oil, cucumber and chickpeas. Oh, and she loves kamut puffs.

Kayla - posted on 03/26/2009

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My DD eats eveything...she has noodle,ravioli,she is starting to eat some hamb,eggs

Allison - posted on 03/26/2009

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my ped. told me at my 9 month check up that i can start giving my son eggs she said that if i feel more comfortable or if there is an allergy in the family start with only the yolk then introduce the egg white that most people have an allergy to the whites if anything

Sue - posted on 03/26/2009

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Ive given my son eggs on a couple of occasions.  We dont have any history of food allergies in our families so we gave it a try.



 

Bethany - posted on 03/25/2009

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Pears, plums, squash, brocoli, cheese, well cooked pasta, peach, I fed him a couple of jarred foods also and he really liked the potato, brocoli, cheese combo and creamed corn. I mix together the fruit and veggies often also = squash and pear etc. egg yolk also

Angela - posted on 03/25/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

I have tried everything and so far so good. The only thing I haven't given her yet is meat. I still give her the stage 3 baby food, which is meat and veggies mixed in a thicker consistency. I think I will try and give her meat soon though. She does eat all regular fruits and veggies though and I usually give her a little cereal with most meals to make sure she is getting enough. Anyone tried eggs or fish yet? I hear you should wait until a year for those but I thought i would ask.



i've tried fish but Bianca hated it...i think it must have been the way i cooked it though.  I will try it again but i might hide it it some vegies or sauce.  eggs i haven't tried on its own although i've given her food which has egg in it as an ingredient...no probs there.  but to feed her eggs on its own i will wait til she's over 1 years old.

Amanda - posted on 03/25/2009

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I have tried everything and so far so good. The only thing I haven't given her yet is meat. I still give her the stage 3 baby food, which is meat and veggies mixed in a thicker consistency. I think I will try and give her meat soon though. She does eat all regular fruits and veggies though and I usually give her a little cereal with most meals to make sure she is getting enough. Anyone tried eggs or fish yet? I hear you should wait until a year for those but I thought i would ask.

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Well we delay all solids for the first year so my little one hasn't had anything yet... but I thought I would bump up the post for you to get more ideas. :)

Melanie - posted on 03/23/2009

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My little guy loves food he loves what we eat rice veggies mashes meat i put meat in one of the food nets so he can chew it with out breaking bits off as its in a net tommy tippee makes it

Lisa - posted on 03/23/2009

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Quoting Angela:

hi Lisa, my little girl who is almost 10 months eats practically everything you give her so i have started to give her food we eat but chopped up finely so she can chew it or swallow it whole if have to. I've been giving her a whole range of mixed vegies eg. brocolli, cauliflower, zucchini, potato, sweet potato, spinach, carrot, zucchini and a whole range of fruit eg. apple, banana, pear, mango, nectarine, peach, strawberries, kiwi, figs, grapes, cherries (of course cut up into small pieces or even pureed). I give her yoghurt on it's own or with fruit, cheese, ricotta, custard, jelly, finger sandwiches with cheese or vegimite (aussie spread), rice cereal, porriage, muesli, weetbix cereal (i think another aussie brand), pasta with a variety of different sauces and i add chicken/meat to it, sometimes i mix chicken and meat into her vegies, lentils and soup (vegie and chicken). Hope i have been of some help....i've always tried to introduce what we have been having (if possible) so i don't have to always cook seperately for her and i find that she really is enjoying a whole variety of different foods cooked in many different ways and i've had no issues so far (fingers crossed) xoxo



SUPER helpful! Thank you so much for taking the time to reply!

Lisa - posted on 03/23/2009

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I also forgot to mention that I make all the food, so if you list "Stage 2" I don't really understand that, but tell me what the food combinations are. 



 



Thanks so much for the input!!

Angela - posted on 03/23/2009

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hi Lisa, my little girl who is almost 10 months eats practically everything you give her so i have started to give her food we eat but chopped up finely so she can chew it or swallow it whole if have to. I've been giving her a whole range of mixed vegies eg. brocolli, cauliflower, zucchini, potato, sweet potato, spinach, carrot, zucchini and a whole range of fruit eg. apple, banana, pear, mango, nectarine, peach, strawberries, kiwi, figs, grapes, cherries (of course cut up into small pieces or even pureed). I give her yoghurt on it's own or with fruit, cheese, ricotta, custard, jelly, finger sandwiches with cheese or vegimite (aussie spread), rice cereal, porriage, muesli, weetbix cereal (i think another aussie brand), pasta with a variety of different sauces and i add chicken/meat to it, sometimes i mix chicken and meat into her vegies, lentils and soup (vegie and chicken). Hope i have been of some help....i've always tried to introduce what we have been having (if possible) so i don't have to always cook seperately for her and i find that she really is enjoying a whole variety of different foods cooked in many different ways and i've had no issues so far (fingers crossed) xoxo

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