Baby food or table food?
Emma - posted on 02/10/2010
Our daughter is 11 months and she eats whatever we eat, minus some of the salt! its so much easier not having to prepare a seperate meal for her like we did when we first started to feed her solids.
She is also very curious and tries to grab stuff off our plates all the time, we let her try anything she takes an interest in, within reason of course, we hope it will make her less fussy in future if she has a wide range of tastes and interests!! :)
Kerry - posted on 02/05/2010
My son is 10 and a half months old and he eats everything i eat except for breakfast i let him eat cheerios but i follow up with bananas and apples with oatmeal that comes in a jar but like i said aside from that my little man will hammer through anything from grilled chicken with rice and veggies to roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy to grill cheese sandwiches and french fries... but his favorite thing to have for lunch is kraft dinner macaroni and cheese... he can eat almost half a box of it easily lol
Suzi - posted on 01/30/2010
My daughter is 10 months old also. We started her on solids at 6 months and we actually make all of her food from a baby cook book. I guess that constitues as table food because it is everything we eat only without the sodium and seasonings and it's blended. I think that may be part of the reason why she is such a great eater. She won't turn anything down and we always try new things with her.
Natacia - posted on 01/29/2010
Hi Mary - don't be afraid of giving your little one solids - if you're afraid they'll pick up on that and might play up a little. Banana is good / Avo / Steamed Veggies like butternut / broccolli (i mix this with some cream cheese to make it tastier or olive oil if you don't want to give dairy just yet) cauliflower / baby marrow / carrots etc. make sure you cook/ steam till very soft and then chop finely or mash with a fork. For a snack treat in SA we have crisps called Flings - they are baked and don't contain any preservatives etc. so my son love's them and he can eat them himself - which makes him feel so proud. Small little children's rice cakes are also lovely. Tinned tuna fish or any other fish like salmon/ hake etc. Mashed potatoe with a little unsalted butter. I hope this helps?
Darcie - posted on 01/29/2010
I've been feeding my baby both since she was about 6 mo. old. Now at 10 months she doesn't care for baby food and only wants to eat table food. I had a grinder that worked perfect for feeding her everything we were eating. Her pediatrician said that she can eat almost anything since she was 9 mo. and that babies are good at getting up food if it goes down wrong. The only things they really choke on are hard pieces like toys or coins, or big pieces of meat which you would obviously not feed you baby.
Mellissa - posted on 01/28/2010
my almost 11 months old eats some table food as long as its soft and has NO MILK content (he's allergic to milk[not lactose intolerance]) but i also make his 'baby food' but i dont blend it any more i just dice it up and boil it but i all so make such that there is something like pumpkin that will break down and make like a sauce> As for table foods it is hard some times with the 'no milk' side of things but he has sea shanties, sausages chopped of course, even spagetti bowl,he make a huge mess but loves it.
My son has 4 teeth.
I hope i helped in some way ........ can anyone help me?
Some products i'm limited to due to the fact that he can not have anything with milk in it, e.g he cant have teething rusks or biscuits but i can give him water crackers but he get bored with those, he does have other things like fruit too but any other ideas may help develop his taste considering he miss out in the cheese and yogurt any stuff ...
if anyone has any finger food snack ideas that don't contain milk i would be very thankful
Natacia - posted on 01/27/2010
My son is 10 months and has no teeth but I make all his meals - always veggies and protein which I chop up and not blend because he needs to get used to the texture. I do make sure that it is VERY finely chopped so that he can chew easily and also very soft.
It's also important for you to give your baby finger foods - I give my son mini yogurt covered rice cakes and finger biscuits, cheese and biltong etc.
It's more important that he has as many veggies as possible - so I make sure I give him vegetables for both lunch and supper
Jennifer - posted on 01/26/2010
My daughter gets both but since she's almost 10 months and still only has half a tooth, I have to put the table food in the blender. She's pretty good at chewing with her gums when it comes to snacks like cheesies but table food like corn, pork chops, chicken, etc. I put in the blender with a little gravy and she laps it down like she hasn't eaten in days! It's hilarious!!
Lulu - posted on 01/23/2010
I also have a 10 month old and am giving him a combination, however I don't think the baby food is filling him up anymore. So, I've started giving him more table food than baby food. His pediatrician said I could give him anything now, so he gets bits of everything that we eat!
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