at what age is a child too old to have baby food?
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Jo - posted on 01/31/2011
my 12 m o daughter has a bit of both. she'll happily nom her way though 'normal food' but at the same time I make sure she gets enough of what she needs by offering her some baby food & she'll let me know which one she wants more off that day. Seeing as it comes with age related guidelines so you can get jars & packets for children up to 3 I don't think it'll hurt. He's your son & no one knows him better than you. Take it at your own pace. He'll let you know when he's ready for the next step.
Keisha - posted on 01/29/2011
With my first child, I did just about everything "by the book" so to speak. She was on baby cereal, and baby food as per doctors' advise. However, by my third child, I did what I thought was ok. Never gave him baby food, but did mush up whatever we had for dinner (green beans, potatoes, etc). All three of my kiddos are healthy and happy, so I say do it your way, whichever way that is.
D'Etta - posted on 01/25/2011
I think you should do what you're comfortable with. My kids were on some of both. If every baby was supposed to be completely off baby food by a year old, there wouldn't be such a thing as Gerber Graduates. :P Every baby is different and it's up to you and your baby what he eats. Ask a pediatrician if it concerns you. Things could have changed since mine were babies. (My youngest is 5). Good luck :)
Sharon - posted on 01/24/2011
I agree with your Mum. Babies can chew food with their gums, they don't need lots of teeth to start eating proper food. I started giving my kids chewing foods at 8 months of age and by 12 months they were eating mostly the same as us. You have to do it gradually though, stage by stage. From smooth foods, to lumpy, to chewing foods, finger foods until eventually they eat what you eat.