What do you feed your 1 year old?

Judith - posted on 05/20/2010 ( 75 moms have responded )

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What kind of foods do you feed your 1 year old?

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Lucy - posted on 06/21/2010

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he DEMANDS to eat what we eat, he hates meat, & i only give it 2 him if its healthy

Soraya - posted on 06/01/2010

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Since my son has outgrown his infant milk protein intolerance, he eats just about anything I eat...as long as I cut it into bite sized pieces. A sample of the menu over the past week:



Breakfast: waffle bits with yogurt or pureed fruit; pancakes with a smidge of syrup; plain yogurt with mixed with fresh or frozen raspberries or blueberries; scrambled eggs with cheese, bananas.



Lunch/dinner: hummus on whole wheat bread bits; pasta & meat sauce; chicken and rice with veggies; meatballs with a sweet and tangy sauce and brown rice; steak, rice & broccoli; butternut squash, baked sweet potato sliced into thin strips.



Snacks: banana cakes (great recipe from weelicious.com...my son LOVES them); zucchini corn muffins.

Tristin - posted on 05/26/2010

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My twins don't really eat much table food yet.... what am I doing wrong??? They just turned 1 yr old on Sunday. They will eat peanut butter on toast, pasta (then hate it & spit it out), yogurt they LOVE (been feeding that for about 2 months), bananas, and crackers. Oh, they eat baby food also. They are starting to drink whole milk more as well. They spit everything out.... it's so frustrating.....

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Trisha - posted on 06/21/2010

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My son eats all most everything we do! He refused baby food around 10 months so it was table food from then on. He has 7 teeth so he can chew pretty good. He eats chicken, tuna, chicken nuggets, all types of vegetables and fruit, hot dogs, beef, crackers, eggs, peanut butter, yogurt, mashed potatoes, toast.....all food are cut up up of course for his small mouth. The only thing he will not eat so far is ice cream and snow peas. I have not tried pork or steak yet b/c I think they would be too tough to chew for him. His favorite is peanut butter toast! What about you?

Rebecca - posted on 06/06/2010

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my boys loves bits of luncheon, cheese and mandarin, rasins, for dinner he has chicken nuggets or lamb chips with mash potato and bits of brocolli carrot and peas or left overs of what we have had for tea. he has occasional baby museli bar and plain biscuits , and weetbix and yogurt for breakfast. I try to give him some cereal.meat,dairy,fruit and vege every day - luckily he loves veges so thats not a problem.Hes a good eater really so cant complain. :)

Victoria - posted on 06/06/2010

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Small cans of veggies. They are so simple and good good good for growing baby!!! Taevin loves the carrots, and mixed veggies. They are so soft and really easy for Mom to prepare!

Eka - posted on 06/06/2010

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alot of kind... spicy food, biscuit and all kinds of things that i eat and drink.... Im Lucky He's Not A Picky Eater Like Me....

Rebecca - posted on 06/05/2010

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Hi
I try and give my son as much of what we are eating as i can. Sometimes though tea is not ready in time or a little too dry so i will then give him a jar dinner. I am trying to get him to eat with his fingers at least one meal a day, usually lunch, to try and encourage him to feed himself :)

Marianne - posted on 06/05/2010

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I'm the same way- my 12 month old loves mexican food, shrimp, lasagna and grabs anything he can reach off of my plate. My very nosey mother in law fussed at me for for giving him taco meat, beans and salsa, but was stumped when i asked her what did babies in mexico eat?

Jennifer - posted on 06/05/2010

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My daughter eats everyhting you eat.....and she creams at you for more. It has actually helped with my 6 year old....she is now eating more food because she wants to do everthing my one year old does and eats. I am more liberal with what I am giving my one year old now then what I gave my 6 year old when she was 12months.

Taneshia - posted on 06/04/2010

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my son is on all table foods. whatever we eat he eat just in lil chopped up pieces. the doctor told us to take him off jar food it has little nutrition value, pull him up to the table and let him go at it with us lol.

Nicole - posted on 06/04/2010

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Pretty much what we're eating. We've started watching our salt content since he's started on table food though, just don't add as much in the cooking process.

Sara - posted on 06/04/2010

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my son pretty much eats what we do, he's had cut up tacos, enchiladas, turkey burger, grilled cheese, homemade pizza, roast chicken, turkey hot dogs, lasagna, macaroni salad, toast, rice, loves popcorn, and graham crackers and milk. As long as its not fried he eats it. He loves cherrys, grapes, bananas, nectarines, and mangos. As for veggies its a bit of a struggle so far he'll eat sweet potatoes, corn, greenbeans and broccoli, and its small amounts. I still give him hot ceral in the morning with cut up fruit to make sure he gets all his vitamins. He still drinks about 24 oz of milk and a 1/2 cup of juice everyday.

Krystal - posted on 06/03/2010

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I just give my daughter whatever im eating mostly. she loves pasta, sometimes i think im not feeding her properly but people tell me its all good, im new to motherhood too so its all a bit confusing lol.

Melissa - posted on 06/03/2010

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Mom's who say "my child eats what I eat" don't really help me. I don't have the best diet, and I don't want my child following in my footsteps. A baby however, is a clean slate. I am looking for healthy, finger-eatable foods. I have had sucess with slices of cheese vs. cheese sticks, shaved slices of deli meats, and 1 slice of bread sandwiches- my daughter has enjoyed this simple sandwich recipe: 1 bread, spread with cream cheese, hickory smoked tuna from a pouch. Fold bread in half to make the sandwich, then slice into 4 strips. They fit perfect in her hand.

Diana - posted on 06/03/2010

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My boy eats pretty much anything we're eating(1yr old). For those of you feeding your children McDonalds or any other processed foods, Please be CAREFUL how much you're feeding them and educate yourself on what is IN the food you eat and where it comes from. Be aware that processed foods can cause Diabetes and other serious health issues in children and adults. I try to stay away from processed foods for my family, it's hard, but doable and there are healthier options for things like chicken nuggets(get Chicken Breast Tenders for example). Did you know that most chicken nuggets are made from ground up chicken PARTS, NOT breast, leg, wing or thigh meat...and they including high salt and other scary ingredients? Did you know that almost every product at your local grocery has Corn product as the main ingredient? Mostly High Fructose Corn Syrup (known to cause diabetes). Did you know that partially hydrogenated oils cause coronary heart disease?

We work on eating more local organic, in season, fruits and veggies and are moving more towards grass fed meats and locally raised chicken/eggs. I'm FAR FAR from PERFECT at this, but we do our best to eat healthy. I know it can be hard when you have little income especially when a head of broccoli can cost 2x the amount as a burger from a fast food joint. All I can say is that we have to educate ourselves on these things and make sacrifices to keep our families healthy.

Kristel - posted on 06/03/2010

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My 1 yr old son has his ceral in the morning and then has a bottle of milk later in the afternoon after his bath. He likes to eat and taste everything that we eat. I make it into small peices easy for him to bite and swallow.

Maribel - posted on 06/03/2010

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I tried giving him the gerber meals but he really doesnt like them so he eats whatever i eat. He loves rice, veggies and chicken. I try to give him different stuff to see what he likes and what he doesnt.

Iris - posted on 06/03/2010

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He eats what everyone else in the family eats. I find that he really likes bite sized fruit and veggies.

Mary - posted on 06/02/2010

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She gags on anything that isn't really smooth. She only has three teeth, and doesn't seem to want to practice chewing. Frustrating!

Katie - posted on 06/02/2010

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We feed Jamie just about everything we eat. He *loves* any bread or pasta product (Gerber Graduates are his favorite), plus cheese. Meat is a little bit more difficult, but that's generally the last thing little ones master. We started weaning him off formula last week onto whole milk, and he seems to be doing well with that.

Kristen - posted on 06/02/2010

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Yeah Lauren eats pretty much everything including steak in small pieces...she also has a lot of teeth...six with her molars coming through so she can mash things up pretty well but anything they can eat if they have less teeth go on the softer side...her fav first food was a sweet potato (baked ) i have been giving her those since she was starting veggie baby foods instead of the jarred ones...just try stay away from peanut products til a little older because of allergy reasons they are very common...

Kathleen - posted on 06/02/2010

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everything, he loves cherrios, yogurt, bananas, cooked carrots, chicken, green beans, and ham and cheese with crackers. He is not a fan of eggs yet, but I think it is more of a texture thing than a taste thing.



(Sorry, please note, he has 7 teeth, so it makes it a little easier to introduce new foods.)

Paris - posted on 06/01/2010

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My son eats everything and anything....he has never had issues with eating table food, been doing it since he was 6 months old, so he eats just like we do!

Katie - posted on 06/01/2010

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My little guy turned 1 on May 11 & he eats pretty much anything! To the people who are having their babies not wanting to eat table food, I wonder if it's just because they are not ready to yet? Do they eat baby food alright still? I would just set the table food in front of them while you feed them baby food...I used to do that when my son was around 10 months & he would feed himself the table food in between bites of baby food. They will do it when they're ready...don't worry!! :)

Donna - posted on 06/01/2010

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my son will eat pretty much anything... cheerios, noodles, applesauce,, anything soft

Jen - posted on 06/01/2010

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Anything I can get her to eat! She loves fruit, but she'll also eat mini organic waffles, jelly sandwiches, pasta, peas and carrots, hot dogs, yogurt, occassionally oatmeal. She really likes the Gerber Graduates meals, so I feed them to her once or twice a day if I don't have anything else prepared.

Anita - posted on 05/31/2010

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Steamed fingers of sweet potato or pumpkin are great as he can feed himself. Good for the days where he won't let me get near him with a spoon! And I mix tiny bits of veg and rice into baked beans which he also loves. I get the low salt and low sugar Heinz ones.

Rebecca - posted on 05/30/2010

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My son who is 1 years old will eat whatever i am eating but he will have his poridge in the morning, something easy like beans and toast, and for tea he will hav e a main meal but whatever i am eating he always wants some.

Carly - posted on 05/30/2010

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My little girl is definitely on the later side of eating food. She's finally eating a few things, but seems to have very refined taste buds and is quite particular about texture. She does have 4 teeth (which is more than her 3 brothers had at her age), but she's eating less "food" than her brothers at that age. She still nurses quite a bit! Every baby is just different.
A great first food for her was rice rusks. The only place I could find them was at Walmart of a places--Brand name Baby Mum Mums. These are great for her, b/c we are waiting on wheat for awhile. She will also eat that puffed rice cereal. She loves fruit, oranges especially, and now blueberries. We usually give her baby rice cereal (or baby oat cereal) mixed with applesauce (about 1/2 and 1/2) or plain Stony Brook creamy top yogurt (lots of good fat) with mashed up bananas... and for a special treat smashed up strawberries or blueberries with the bananas and yogurt. She does really like blueberries, I just watch her really close with them or halve them. She's just starting to gum food and would gag on everything or keep sticking her tongue out until it fell out of her mouth for the longest time. She finally was willing to eat a few pieces of scrambled eggs (in little pieces she can do it herself as a finger food), but won't accept these every time. She also likes french fries. I want to try baking some sweet potato (cut like fries) mixed with a light olive oil and see how that goes. She might also be willing to do mashed up baked sweet potato or regular mashed potatoes. She just doesn't like chunky food! If I try to sneak in a teeny sliver of chicken in her applesauce or rice cereal, she will filter it out and keep sticking her tongue out until she can get it to exit her mouth :) If I continue trying to sneak it in there for more than a few bites, she will just refuse to eat anymore.
Also, generally when she starts eating, even though it might be her favorite food that she eats every day, she is reluctant. She turns away and I sort of have to shove it in her mouth (or at least onto her lips if she won't open her mouth). Once she licks her lips or tastes it, she will turn toward the food and eat willingly (assuming it's one she likes).
Hope these ideas might be helpful for some mom out there with a baby who has "refined taste buds" like mine :) Just remember, they're all different :)

Debbie - posted on 05/30/2010

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Cooper likes to eat a variety of things. This morning he ate some banana, cheerios, and 1/2 of a plain toasted blueberry waffle.

Nicole - posted on 05/29/2010

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cheeses (from the deli, not processed), baked sweet potato, boar's head deli meats, scrambled eggs, cottage cheese with fruit, all sorts of fruits- raspberry, strawberries, ripe pears (cut up) squash, wheat breads, baby oatmeal, green beans,applesauce, beans, broccolli, canned beets, yogurt, small pasta, cooked carrots. I try to keep all items fresh and unprocessed, I keep a couple gerber graduate meals as emergency back up. drinks- whole milk, water, if constipated baby juices with no sugar (pear, or gerber's carrot-apple) but we try not to give juice. she has issues with choking and not chewing until recently, then in the last 3 weeks she has really taken off. I breastfed her til she was 11 months old. She has 4 and half teeth. Soups- if I do homemade chic noodle I might toss it in my baby food processor to make it a little easier for her to chew. No refined suger, virtually no processed or packaged foods. She likes fish too, I do white fish, like cod. I find my baby food proccesor makes anything she might have issues chewing- edible for her. Greens are the only thing that are tough to get enough of currently, cut up grilled chicken. I'm really happy with the progress she has made this past month.

Kim - posted on 05/29/2010

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My DD has eaten taco meat and LOVES it! Then again she eats anything we put in front of her... She loves fresh fruit and any veggies, especially asparagus. She loves beans, any kind black, red, even black-eyed peas. We have not given her honey, seafood or nuts, including peanut butter.
Our ped. says that the earlier you start introducing spices the better pallette kids will develop, so she tries pretty much everything we eat.

Sherri - posted on 05/29/2010

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boxed mac and cheese, chef boyardi mini's like ravioli or speg o's, cheerios for snack, she also loves shredded cheese of any kind. Rice mixes, watermelon, green beans, baked beans, anything that is safe can be cut up to small pieces - try everything they will let you know what they dont like ---

Tobey - posted on 05/29/2010

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Breastmilk. Only breastmilk. Don't get me wrong...I've offered plenty of foods and some stuff she loves to "taste" (i.e. not chew up & swallow), but, alas she is still quite dependent on breastmilk at this time.

Julie - posted on 05/29/2010

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My son, Joshua has a high gag reflex, but he's been doing better and better as time goes by. We usually feed him Gerber Graduate little entrees mixed with stage 2 gerber food to give him solid food, with a coating to help ease it down his throat. He seems to do well with that. We also give him adult food in very very small preportions. such things as meatballs and potatoe salad on his first brithday, along with the traditional 'smush cake' for him to enioy. I am very anti-refined sugar so it was only for pictorial perposes. He's not a fan of fruit or juice so we try and mix those in with his veggies or oatmeal every now and again for vitamins, of course. We're also transitioning him from formula to milk, each bottle at 50/50 at this point. He's doing well. He absolutely loves Gerber graduates cheetos, and animals crackers, as well as the graduates yogurt bites. He does very well with crunchy food in small amounts since he has 12 teeth at a yr old, if you can believe that. His pediatricain expected him to be behind the curve on everything since he was 5 wks premature (weighing in at 9lbs and 7 oz, 21 inches in length). He has exceeeded everyone's expectations and hes now 33 inches and 26.5 lbs. The average size of a 2 1/2 yr old. Many contribute it to the pushing him with his food. I hope this helps and encourages others to challenge there babies. Ours has nothing short of thrived since he was born. :)

Christina - posted on 05/29/2010

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Tristin, my twins are not eating much table foods yet either. They love turkey hot dogs yogart and applesauce and that's about it. They won't even try anything else!

Charlotte - posted on 05/29/2010

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My 1 year old eats whatever everyone else eats and has done since she finished the last stage of weaning.
She's eats all food, barring anything with nuts in.

Harmoni - posted on 05/28/2010

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Yeah...I think it definitely depends on how many teeth they have. My daughter has six and is working on three more. Just follow your gut and you can't go wrong!!

Michaela - posted on 05/28/2010

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Dont worry my daughter is the same i still mash everything up and is veryslective with lumps. then again my daughter only has 2 teeth so its a little harder for her to ear lumps

Sharon - posted on 05/28/2010

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My daughter eats everything and anything - and is particularly keen to eat whatever my husband and i have! She recently had roast beef and loved it! In fact the only thing she's ever refused is rice pudding :-(

Harmoni - posted on 05/28/2010

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I have done taco meat and my daughter loved it!! I think if it's too spicy they will let you know! My daughter has NO problem w/ spitting something out she doesn't like. I usually do yogurt, cheese(LOVES cheese), crackers, hamburger, bananas, loves PB sandwiches.

Clare - posted on 05/28/2010

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Our son enjoys all kinds of foods. He loves fruit (grapes halved, mandarin pieces, strawberries cut up, blue berries halved, kiwi pieces, pineapple pieces) and all kinds of veg (sweetcorn, peas, carrots, asparagus, celery, peppers, tomatoe, cucomber...) , especially if he can lift them and eat them himself. He eats yoghurts and cheese, pasta, fish, all kinds of meat (cut up and mixed in with potatoes or just cut up so he can feed himself). he likes crackers and sandwiches, occasionally we give him plain biscuits or fairy cakes as a treat. jelly and/or custard is also nice for after his tea (only now and again!). Organix do a great range of snacks which are healthy and encourage them to feed themselves! Our son has never really enjoyed baby food, which means he started on proper food just being blended or mashed etc. just give it all a go! good luck :)

Malissa - posted on 05/28/2010

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hi there my son eats nearly everything as i have a 3 year old daughter as well he eats whatever she has as he will scream at her till she gives him some lol i have found him difficult at breaky time tried him on lots of different breakfasts and he wont have a bar of them so while my daughter is haven her breaky of choice i just give him yougart he likes that but he eats 5 or 6 meals a day and still breast feeds off me all day and night lol he eat the same as my girl and i do at dinner time we usually have meat and lots of veges he loves curried sausages :-} and throught the day i will cut an orange , bannana, apple and whatever fruit i have and put it on a plate while tey are playing and they will both just come and get more as they want it so he is a good eater between food full on and breast feed full on to ..

Jessy - posted on 05/27/2010

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My son just turned a year old yesterday, and he eats pretty much whatever we eat! I haven't given him nuts or popcorn yet because of choking hazards, but other than that he's had it all. I was scared to give him potatoe chips, worried that he would choke, but his father was unaware of this and I walked in one day and Noah was eating chips with his daddy! So I give him whatever we eat, i just watch him.

Kyra - posted on 05/27/2010

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my son will eat anything as long as he doesnt get the same food for more than two days in a row thats only how he is picky, lol he loves his food, anything that contains spicy chilli's like curry's all the way through to apples he loves it all and loves his breakfast and lunch and dinner times.

Jonna - posted on 05/27/2010

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She eats a hard boiled egg every day for breakfast. Loves little pieces of chicken, yogurt, bread. But still eats some baby food, like fruit mixes and veges.

Tori - posted on 05/27/2010

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My son eats everything we do all except nuts!



He loved his tea tonight of mashed potato, roast potato, peas, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, veg & cheese pie and gravy. After every mouthful he went 'mmmm!'. He is very independent now and likes to feed himself.



oh and he had a large helping of his sisters birthday cake for his pudding...

Aimee - posted on 05/27/2010

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My son eats taco meat & he has no reactions to it, he LOVES it. My son also likes spicy foods & so does my friends' child. Every child is different so feed what they'll eat & don't worry about who says what. As long as you're feeding healthy go for it

Zama - posted on 05/27/2010

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shoo, I envy you ladies! my son does not like eating anything! though he eats during meals times, he does so crying most of the time. he does not grab food from my plate, turns his head away if I try to offer him anyting that I am eating, does not like any form of juice (only drinks water & milk), hates rough food and if you finally get to pop something from your plate into his mouth he has this huge frown on his face! help! I am so stressed!

Colleen - posted on 05/26/2010

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My son has been eating tofu, ripe bananas and pieces of very cooked carrots, and small pieces of pasta as far as table foods go. He is adapting very slowly to having to chew his food so we are hesitant to switch him over to full table foods until he shows more signs of wanting to chew his food well.

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