What do you feed your 9 month old baby during the day?

Jenny - posted on 03/02/2011 ( 46 moms have responded )

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I've never been good with babies and foods. Always seems too hard. I give my baby girl some toast in the morning, but she only sucks on it so doesn't seem to get full on this and needs more food. I hate being repetitive.



I also give my baby canned baby food for lunch every day. Just 'cause it's so easy. Is there anything else just as easy that i can actually make for her?



One of the only things I make for my girl is shredded apple and ground plain biscuits mixed together. I cant keep going back to this whenever i want to make her something, there must be something else just as easy.



Also for snacks, for when she's grouchy in between, what can i give her? i usually give her pieces of apple to suck/chew on but she tends to choke on this so next option is a plain biscuit....boring!



Need better ideas :)

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Mandy - posted on 03/15/2011

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It's definitely the whites your not allowed to give them. i hardboil eggs and scoup out the yolk for my 9 month old. And forsure NO nuts, including peanut butter :)

Vanessa - posted on 03/14/2011

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Your baby can pretty much now eat everything you can except egg whites, tree nuts, and honey. My youngest is almost 10 months and he enjoys foods like plain yogurt, cheerios, various crackers and bread. He loves small torn up bits of banana and other soft fruits and vegies (berries, melon, cooked sweet potato, peas, green beans, etc.). He also really likes small bits of pasta and cottage cheese, anything he can pick up pincer-style and put into his own mouth. So experiment a little. As long as it's small and soft, you can feed her all kinds of foods you probably already have around your house.

Kinga - posted on 03/14/2011

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I give my little man rice cereal in the morning for breakfast followed with some mashed up fruit. For lunch I give him veggies and milk. For a snack after his afternoon nap, I usually give him more fruit and then for dinner he gets veggies, and a meat. All stuff is homemade and it's really easy.
Veggies: sweet potatoe, carrot, couliflower, broccoli, or any other veggie - cooked
for fruit - anything goes, they say not to give him strawberries, but i think they're worried about the little seeds in them - cook and mush up and it's good to go.
At this age they can eat a lot of things - a really good book: Top 100 Baby Purees by Annabel Karmel - they are really easy and you don't have to make huge batches.
Good luck

Leanne - posted on 03/11/2011

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every baby is different , my son is just starting to eat the gerber food with the chunks in it , i tryed it when he was 8 month he choked on it . so i just waiting till he could eat it , he also choked on the baby mum mum cookies , so i took those away , but now he eats both of them .. and he`ll be 10 months at the end of the month .. for me this is my first child and when i saw him choking and me having to put my finger down his throat to get the cookie out really freaked me out , im not loosing my son over a darn cookie , no way if hes not ready then hes just not ready , why force him . . hes never had scrambled eggs but i read that all you guys say your kids eat it so im going to try him on it .. i just puree all my food now . i bought that puree thing from wal-mart and it works really good , my son love mashed patatoes and gravy tho , thats the first chunky thing i even gave him and he kinds gaged on it but now he can eat it , all im saying is that every babies different and so is every mother , no one should be judged on how they feed there children , its there kids and there going to feed them whatever they want

Michaela - posted on 03/08/2011

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I do one day of cooking a month and roast all the vegies, and boil some lentils. Then I freeze everything in ice cube trays ans thenn transfer them to a plastic zip lock bag and write on the date and what it is. My son usually has 4 cubes of whatever vegies i pull out for him plus some cheese or a sausage or egg to go with it.
It makes life really simple and I save stacks of cash by not buying baby food. You can try pumpkin, zucchini, peas, carrots, potatoes, beetroot, etc etc. Just cut up and roast, then scrape the vegies in to a bowl. I like to mix things up a bit so he's not having the same thing every day.
He does still have toast, but its not everyday, and I feel better he is getting the variety he needs. Also mashing it and not pureeing it give them some texture and get them used to chewing. Good luck, and enjoy introducing your little one to the wonderful world of food.

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Reeta - posted on 08/16/2012

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I have 18 months old daughter, i had ever problem to feed my child from the beginning of weaning. She always say NO to food when i start to feed her. She didn't like anything more, i had tried all types of food to her. I had really a great problem to feed her. If you people had best idea how to feed a baby s that she love the food, please share with me.

bye
Reeta

Melanie - posted on 05/17/2012

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My daughter is going to be 11 months soon. For breakfast I tend to try and mix it up, she loves waffles cut up in little pieces or even pancakes. She also loves cereal! I give her a yogurt for lunch but am going to start trying to mix that up as well, along with some puffs or mum mums. Dinner she sometimes gets chicken that I eat (if she eats it) or chicken nuggets.. I also give her veggies and fruit, my kid is a fruit girl. Does anyone have any ideas on different protein? My daughter is a very picky eater sometimes.

Michele - posted on 05/15/2012

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banana custard,rice pudding,boiled eggs ,scrambled egg,bolognaise.fish &butter sauce.mashed potatoes ,baked beans etcx

Kagiso - posted on 08/10/2011

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Yes my dear, quiet a lot. Cook sweet potatoes, potatoes and butternut for you girl. Remember they contain more nutrients than jam squash. You can still mix your butternut with sweet potatoes . Your potatoes with sardines and cheese. This is nice and hey! they like it so much. I hope this better ideas that you need.

Hope - posted on 08/09/2011

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Thought honey was common food allergen for babies and shouldn't be tried til after 1st yr. I was just wondering.

Kagiso - posted on 08/08/2011

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Cook Oats with milk and a bit of honey-In the morning.Fruit purity as an in between meal.Cereal at lunch/cooked veggies and formula or Avocado and egg york mixed togeter.Super- mash potatoes with cheese.

POLYNE - posted on 03/22/2011

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I feed my boy with a combination of bananas,irish potatoes,indigenous pumpkins and amaranth/spinach.Never mind all is boiled, saltless n done in one pot .Jayden loves it.He enjoys it till the last bite and starts crying when the bowl is empty.A real African Man- hahahaha

POLYNE - posted on 03/22/2011

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I feed my boy with a combination of bananas,irish potatoes,indigenous pumpkins and amaranth/spinach.Never mind all is boiled, saltless n done in one pot .Jayden loves it.He enjoys it till the last bite and starts crying when the bowl is empty.A real African Man- hahahaha

Leanne - posted on 03/18/2011

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my babys nine months and he eats scrambled eggs , he has no allergies what so ever , his doctor told me the only way your kids will probly get allergies is if you are allergic to that kind of stuff

Kagiso - posted on 03/18/2011

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I start the breakfast with a Avocado and egg york(mix) /scrumbbled eggs with cheese then water/ rooibos tea / milk(formula).
Lunch- Mash Potatoes/sweet potatoes/butternut- Formula
Super- Purity,formula,veggies
In between meal: biscuits/fruit purity/cheese curls at times.
Hope this will sufice.

Rachael - posted on 03/16/2011

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I was told that all of the egg is ok as long as it cooked all the way through and that peanut butter is ok after six months if you ate peanuts whilst you were pregnant. Has anyone else been told this?

Hope - posted on 03/15/2011

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google typical baby allergins before giving eggs, either the white or the yellow is not a good thing to try until 1 yr. I don't remember which. It also has a list of other things to avoid until first yr. babycenter.com should have some typical foods and when to start them. What to Expect the 1st Year, book, also has info on first solids. good luck

Vanessa - posted on 03/15/2011

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No peanut butter (nothing with tree nuts) . . . and just egg yolks, although I personally haven't and won't give eggs to my guy until 1 year.

Blaire - posted on 03/15/2011

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I am so confused..I was told NOT to give peanut butter..eggs...and a few other things which has scared me not to introduce her to a lot yet...But you all are giving those things??...SO CONFUSED..was I told wrong?

Mandy - posted on 03/13/2011

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all i can say is iron, iron, iron.. lots of meats, infant cereals have iron..and many vegetables too. what's easy isn't always whats best and healthy eating habbits start young. try to offer a variety so that when he/she grows up they are more open minded towards food.

Heather - posted on 03/11/2011

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Kyla- I use them mostly because I get them from WIC for free. That and when he travels with me where ever we go, they are available whenever he is hungry. One of the places that we spend most of our time doesn't have food, let alone a microwave, so the baby food is a garunteed way for him to get his meals in.

Holly - posted on 03/11/2011

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My daughter is a picky eater she is 10 months. She wont eat oatmeal or any kind of baby food. She loves breadsticks and rolls she likes French fries and cheeseburgers she can eat chicken nuggets....I know right OMG I give my baby fast food and unhealthy stuff but she does eat green beans and some veggies...I figure a French fry is better than nothing...she loves the puffs and the lil crunchies. You Just gotta try different things. She likes deviled Ham salad too. Its really good tasting and easy for them to eat

Rachael - posted on 03/11/2011

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For breakfast weetabix is good as its practically ready made all you have to do is add milk to it but then you can chop or mash pieces of fruit and put them ion for variety. If you want to stick with finger foods, why not try English muffins, crumpets or even teacakes. For snacks, I just usually give pieces of fruit or breadstick with houmous and for lunch just an omelette, sandwiches or soup. If your little one is still on pureed foods for diner you could just mash up a little of what you eat to give to her and yoghurts are always welcome :)
If you're giving her jars of baby food for lunch don't worry about the vitamins too much as they're usually quite balanced and have stuff like iron added into them but if you are worried then just give her some vitamin drops or if you're bfeeding take a multivitamin yourself.
Hope this helps x

Mary Renee - posted on 03/08/2011

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@ Kyla Williams

I read the ingredients of the Gerber food I have one right here with me and it says "Green Beans, Water" I always check for added ingredients. That said I don't plan on giving her the toddler meals, because I can make pasta on my own and I heard those have a lot of salt and fat.

Like I said in my post, I like to steam her vegetables or cut fruit into small pieces, but that's not always possible or convenient. If we have to run errands all day and 12 o'clock runs around, I'm not going to drag around a cooler of already steams and puree'ed fruit and veggies if I can just have baby food and a spoon. And that's way cheaper and easier and less wasteful in the long run than looking in the food court for a healthy low-salt alternative. Plus I'm waiting till she's a year to give her nuts, egg yolks, or cow's milk and I'm not trying to cut those things out of my diet just because I'm waiting till she's less likely to have an allergic reaction.

Also, I don't know if it's because I live in Hawaii, but Gerber Stage 2 Baby Food is cheap here, comparatively. Fresh produce is so ridiculously expensive, sometimes you can't even get apples or pears for less that 3-4$ a pound because they ship it all to the island! That said, the baby food is 8 two packs (16 meals) for $10 and I always get a $2 off coupon making it 50 cents a meal so it turns out cheaper for me. 50 cents a meal is hard to beat.

Joanne - posted on 03/08/2011

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Hi
I have a 10 month old and try to keep things simple too as he tends to vomit if i give him anything 'too solid' if that makes sense. He has weetabix or ready brek in the morning. If he refuses that a banana always works as a back up. He tends to have a sandwich for lunch...creamed cheese or peanut butter being his favourite. If we are out however I give him half a jar of baby food with a yoghurt. Dinner is generally a full jar of baby food as he just doesnt semm to enjoy my cooking lol. I also give him apple, cubed cheese, or a bread stick as an afternoon snack. I dont worry to much about nutrients etc as he is still getting everything from his milk. At mealtimes and snacks i also offer him cool diluted juice and he has around 5 oz per day.
Hope this helps...it is a minefiled n you just have to do what you can.
take care
Joanne

Chantel - posted on 03/08/2011

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For breakfast my son has either weetbix or the baby cereal for 9 months + and a piece of toast. At lunch time I give him vegetables that I have chopped up and simmered in water for about 20 minutes until they are soft - you can puree this if need be. Dinner he will have more vegies and something else I have cooked last night he had salmon and vegies. The rafferty's food in the supermarkets are great. I use a cook book called New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner by Annabel Karmel. It is a great book with heaps of easy recipes and it also has a guide as to what your baby should be eating at various stages. The good thing about it also is that most of the recipes can be frozen. I spent one day cooking a few of the recipes and then froze them in seperate containers. I take one container out each night ready for the next day so I dont have to worry about what I am going to give my son for lunch/dinner.

Kim - posted on 03/08/2011

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I have found that just opening a can of vegetables and breaking them up in smaller pieces if needed is really easy. You can warm them up a little but my daughter likes it just straight out of the can. I've given my 9 month old corn, peas, green beans, diced carrots. My daughter does have 7 teeth and is able to eat those ok so I guess it depends on if you daughter has enough teeth to eat those things. I've also been told that they still need a bottle until they are a year old so they are sure to get enough nutrients. My daughter is almost 20 lbs and the pediatrian told me she needs at least 32 oz a day.

Bianca - posted on 03/08/2011

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The whole point of food is because they need iron and meat! Ive just gone cooking crazy and made dinners for a month! She will be very fussy if u just feed her these things- try tuna, chicken, beef, lamb, veggies, rice, pasta- all easy if u just blend your dinner! Baby cereals, or weatbix are good with lots of varietys of fruit and custards or toast, sandwich, yoghurt! Please try and make some nice tasting food for her its amazing they actually eat and take an interest in food and open mouth! Seriously would u just like to eat toast and apple bits??? If you want ill email u some recipes they r so easy to make! Even steamed veggies with cheese sauce and some chopped up meat!

Kyla - posted on 03/07/2011

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I'm just wondering why so many of you use Gerber stage food there full of slat and really not that cheap? I'm just wondering? I just find it kinda weird to use all this package food when really they can eat whatever you are

Mary Renee - posted on 03/07/2011

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I give my daughter three meals a day with snacks in between.

For breakfast, I either steam an apple or a pear, or chop nectarines or plums or peaches or any kind of fruit up real small (I don't have a blender, so I use a thing called "The Wean Machine" which is basically a garlic press that presses the food into small pieces so she won't choke.

If I don't have time to steam the fruit or she wakes up really hungry, I go ahead and give her Stage 2 Gerber Baby Food. Often I'll mix a little rice cereal in both the baby food or the steamed pressed fruit to thicken it up and fill her up. If she's still hungry I'll give her pieces of fruit or graduate puffs.

For a snack in between, I give her graduate puffs or cheerios or fruit chopped up small. I also let her gnaw on thick pretzel sticks and teething crackers through out the day.

Lunch is the same as breakfast for the most part.

For Dinner I stick with vegetables, I'll steam and press sweet potato or squash or I'll use Gerber Stage Two Baby Food (she LOVES green beans and it's too hard for me to press those) and I recently have been adding in a protein. She likes chicken (I break it up into reallly small parts) and will eat ground beef, and I've tried hard boiling egg and giving her the whites but she doesn't like the taste I guess.

All this said, she still breastfeeds every two-three hours, despite the solids I seem to feed her.

Pretty much all fruit is fair game now. I'm holding off on the citrus because of the acid, but she loves any and all fruit. And carrot sticks are great for teething too. We cut blueberries in half too and she loves those.

Sally - posted on 03/06/2011

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She can have all sorts of things. Porridge, weetabix, cheerios, Pureed apple, pear, apricot, banana. An easy dinner that my daughter likes is banana and avocado pureed or mashed. She also loves pureed spagetti bolognese. You could give her scrambled eggs or omelette as long as the eggs are cooked properly. I have got a book by Annabel Carmel that has some fantastic recipes for babies and todddlers.

Candace - posted on 03/06/2011

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For breakfast my son usually has Geber's Stage 3 Oatmeal and Cinnamon and also a bottle. In between he'll just have a bottle. At lunch i'll give him a bottle and a jar of veggies and fruits. He also snacks on almost every Gerber snack food. I also give him cheerios, yogurt, cheeto puffs, juice etc. Dinner is usually a Stage 3 meal and then he'll have some of whatever it is that i've made for dinner

Kyla - posted on 03/05/2011

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At nine months your little one can eat almost anything you eat just make sure its small enough. Here are a few things I feed my daugther threw out the day

Breakfast

Pancakes
Oatmeal
Cheerios
Any kind of fruit
Eggs
Pitas or toast with jam or peanut butter

Lunch
Yougurt
Any kind of veggies if there hard just steam them
Rice
Pasta
Any kind of meat usaully from the night before

Snacks
Fruit
Cut up veggies
Gold fish crackers

Dinner
Usally whatever im eating she gets make sure its a mixture of meat and veggies and whole grains


Hope that helps

Barbara - posted on 03/05/2011

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Breakfast is a baby food fruit and an 8 oz bottle. snack time is baby puffs that melt in her mouth with apple juice, prune juice, or water in a sippy cup. Lunch is a a baby food vegetable and an 8 oz bottle. Afternoon snack is the same as morning snack. Dinner is babyfood meat and either babyfood vegetable, or well cooked adult vegetable pureed, maybe a babyfood fruit for desert if she is not quite full and an 8 oz bottle. Only water after dinner.

Kasey - posted on 03/05/2011

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My daughter only has 2 teeth but she eats everything... for breakfast she usually has the same as my 2 year old... instant oatmeal with yogurt mixed in... they love it... for snacks she has the Gerber graduates snacks, fruit or multi-grain cheerios with a little bit of apple juice, flavored water or their new favorite V8 splash... for lunch she eats half of a sandwhich (cut up of course) sometimes PB&J and sometimes turkey or grilled cheese... and for dinner she gets what we get if its healthy enough and she will eat rice if its not... I also have a box of cous cous or pastini which is tiny pasta so i can just add some tomato sauce and she can have yummy pasta... I also found it helpful to have a food grinder( $10 @ Kmart).. it doesn't puree food it makes it more like the stage 3 baby food... and it will cut up everything... I made beef stew last night and ran it through the food grinder and my daughter LOVED it... but we havent used baby food since she was 7 months... I try to keep it pretty healthy for her since I also have a 2 year old I have learned how to sneak fruits and veggies in...

Karen - posted on 03/04/2011

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I feed my little guy baby cereal with 1/2 jar of fruit mixed in for breakfast, lunch is baby cereal with 1/2 jar of veggies and supper is baby cereal mixed with veg and meat. I won't give him and wheat or 'gluten' due to a sensitivity but he loves the gerber 'puffs' and 'wheels'. And my hubby gives him mashed potatoes and gravy, and yogurt for snack. Instant oatmeal with fruit is also nice, quick and easy!

Stephanie - posted on 03/04/2011

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for breakfast i give my son a weetabix or ready brek (oat cereal) made with milk and sometimes add in chopped dates, raisins or fruit puree. he has a bottle of formula after this. mid morning he has toast or bread sticks with cheese, cheese dip/spread or banana. for lunch he usually has whatever we had the previous evening - potatoes, veg & meat or chicken mashed together usually. he can't seem to take to pasta for some reason. occasionally i have given him potato waffles, fish fingers, beans etc. sometimes he will eat a small tub of fruit custard after this and he also has a bottle of formula at this time. At tea time he has a yogurt or fruit puree and something like a dry rich tea biscuit or maybe raisins or baby corn snacks/rice cakes. and at bed time he has a bottle. i can't seem to keep him fed at the moment. any time he sees someone eating something he looks for a bit! he and his big brother were sick on and off for a month so i think he's making up for it now!

Jasmine - posted on 03/04/2011

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i give my son weetbix in the morning i put boiled water on top to make it soggy and then milk/formular on top and mix it up he loves it for snacks i will give him yogurt,custard,bannana and mash it up apple,jelly or something else dinner i usually just buy the baby foods as yes its so much easier or i will give him mashed potato mashed pumkin ,pea and ham soup or something else :)

Jasmine - posted on 03/04/2011

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i give my son weetbix in the morning i put boiled water on top to make it soggy and then milk/formular on top and mix it up he loves it for snacks i will give him yogurt,custard,bannana and mash it up apple,jelly or something else dinner i usually just buy the baby foods as yes its so much easier or i will give him mashed potato mashed pumkin ,pea and ham soup or something else :)

Katie - posted on 03/03/2011

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I still give my baby fruits and veggies baby food. I also give him a waffle torn up into small pieces or french toast. There are also a lot of Gerber snacks that you can give babies that my son seems to enjoy!

Heather - posted on 03/02/2011

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If she has teeth it will make this a little easier. But you can do oatmeal mixed with a jar of fruit, diced up banana's, or yogurt for breakfast. For lunch you can do a veggie and or more fruit in baby food, or go for diced up cheese and lunch meat like ham or turkey. Crackers are good too, or mum mums. Then for dinner I usually do a jar of baby food that has some kind of meat, and shredded up veggies or you can do some refried beans with shredded cheese on top. If she has a problem with chunks of food you can always shred it. This way if she does swallow it whole she won't choke on it. If she has her pincher reflex she should be able to eat cherrios and puff cereals. If you look down the baby isle gerber has a whole selection of foods that are age appropriate. Hope this helps some.

Raven - posted on 03/02/2011

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I've been told a frozen banana is good. They sell this little things that you can shove food into at walmart to freeze them. It comes with a handle and makes it easier for baby to eat.. Its like a mesh enclosure so the food goes threw the holes... Eggs are also good for mornings.. My daughter loves mash potatoes and gravey.. They also have some things called Baby Mum Mums.. She loves them too there just very messy.

Alyssa - posted on 03/02/2011

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Gerber makes the # 3 stage food..
I give my little man a jar of oatmeal and cinnamon in the morning,
for lunch he gets another #3 jar either Chicken & stars or another meal.
Dinner he gets another complete meal with a #2 jar or fruit.
Gerber also makes the PUFFS. They come in all different flavors & they dissolve fast.
Hope this helps.

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