what different foods do i give my baby now?

Heather - posted on 05/24/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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her wic has stopped giving baby food, so i was wondering what kind of food should she be eating now and how much?

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Jamie - posted on 06/02/2010

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Basicly anything you can eat, just smaller bite size pieces, and not alot of salt or seasoning. becarefull about raw friuts n veggies untill 3 yrs, some kids have choking probs. Some favs usually include Noodles,Steamed Veggies, Chicken Nuggets,Fruit chunks,Yogurt ect...On the Noodles anything with Noodles will be a hit just make sure you cut them up into small pieces, example macaroni cut in half. Hope this helps!! Ohhh n lots of cherios lol good luck!!

Patti - posted on 05/31/2010

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We do lot's of fruits and veggies,ones he can feed himself. The gerber pasta pick ups are great and the diced carrots and apples I also get. jelly sandwich on whole grain bread, pancakes, lunch meat,self feeding cereals like cheerios, the cereal snack bars,baby mum mums are great for a snack, or any sort of pasta.

Kat - posted on 05/30/2010

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breakfast - he still wants his gerber 3rds sweet potatoes. he refuses real sweet potatoes.

lunch and dinner - a bowl of strawberry jelly w/ peanut butter (he refuses to eat it on bread), grilled cheese, mashed potatoes, cheerios with milk, macaroni and cheese shells

snacks - yogurt, pudding, ice cream, kiwi fruit, gerber puffs, toddler cereal bar, goldfish crackers, cheese cut up

he refuses meats and veggies. even if i hide them in his mashed potatoes, he'll suck the mashed potatoes and spit out the meat/veggies.

Lindsay - posted on 05/30/2010

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She can pretty much eat what you are eating at this point except for any allergens or choking hazards (popcorn, nuts, whole grapes, etc). We just give our daughter a small portion of whatever we are eating at any given meal.

Ashley - posted on 05/29/2010

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my son loves fruits like watermelons or oranges or pears, my dr said to try avocados, just dice it up after you skin it and take out the seed, also you could make a sweet potato too. he also likes hot dogs cut long ways into fourths then cut up small. he loves green beans too, i just get them out of the can, cook them then cut them into smaller pieces. you could try canned carrots (or get raw and cook them whatever your preference is)
i get wic too and they should give you like a 6 dollar voucher each month for fruits/veggies and some beans too.
your baby can eat anything you eat just in smaller portions, except foods that are allergens like peanuts for example.
just call your dr. or the women at wic can even counsel you too. good luck!

Heather - posted on 05/24/2010

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thanks! i think i just kinda paniced. she does like to eat things by herself i'm just not used to her being that way for breakfast. she wouldnt eat the oatmeal i was trying to give her so i made a waffle n she ate the whole thing. just kind getting used to it all lol.

Melissa - posted on 05/24/2010

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I don't feel giving your child sugar so early is necessary but definitely fruits, veggies, pasta, potatoes, avacadoes, cheese, meats, cheerios, bran cereal, eggs etc. My son would not eat the baby foods but now I found these Gerber Pasta Pick ups and he loves them.. they have chicken & carrots, turkey & veggies, spinach & cheese etc.. great variety!! Try not to give too much prepackaged foods..they are not always the best!

Cynthia - posted on 05/24/2010

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My son wouldn't eat baby food after 7 months, not even the graduated. He does best now on foods he can feed himself, but does get a variety of different things. Here is a list of what he gets.

Breakfast- Dry cereal (cheerios, fruit loops, rice krispies), oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, toast, scrambled eggs, bananas.

Lunch- cut up lunchmeat, hotdogs (I take the skin off and cut up small) soup, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grilled cheese, cheeses cut up, crackers, yogurt melts,

Dinner- anything pasta, mashed potatoes and gravy, rice, peas, carrots, green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, chicken cut up, hamburger (small pieces), bread/rolls/biscuits, cottage cheese.

Snacks/Desserts- fruit cut up (bananas, melon, grapes), yogurt, jello, pudding, graham crackers.

Hope this gives you some ideas. Start her off on soft easy to eat foods and then slowly offer ones with more texture. Don't panic when she gags, a baby's gag reflex is very strong, just make sure the pieces are small and watch her so she doesn't shove too much in at once and good luck.

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