Leslie - posted on 06/01/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )




my little girl is 7 months old, i tired her on food at 5 and half months and no go, so i waited till 6 months then tried again with little success. I think i found the problem she wants to feed herself!! she hates baby food so i made my own,no go. then i tried small pieces but she is to small to pick them up. so I'm trying to find things she can give herself and am finding it difficult . She likes egg yolks and doesn't mind me feeding them to her because she has to chew them up. mind you she has no teeth, she insists in chewing!
if anyone has any suggestions on chewable healthy food please let me know!!!!


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Shadow - posted on 05/13/2015




Have you ever thought of baby-led weaning? My daughter was the same, so I did some research to see what else I could do, and landed on BLW. We LOVE IT. She feeds herself and has never once choked. She is now 7 months old and we started BLW a week and a half before 6 months. There are a lot of benefits to BLW. It's not for everyone and it's definitely not what most people do, but you may find it works for you!

Josee - posted on 11/28/2014




Have you tried those mesh feeders? I put bananas, avocado, even steamed squash anything that is soft and they can mash through the mesh. My little guy LOVES his as just like you mention he can't quite pick up pieces yet, but this allows him to feed himself. The Nuby brand has some with removable mesh so you can give them a good clean or toss them as they sell replacement meshes and its a thick easy to hold handle. frozen fruit is a fav when he's teething. He has no teeth either so to practice chewing we do the rice puffs from Gerber as they dissolve easy. Also helps him practice his pincer grip as they are not slippery :)

Ishvisahaani - posted on 08/13/2014




Make a puree of Red cabbage, apple, and raisins. You can add a little milk to loosen its consistency. This is a good combination of vitamin C and fibre

Kellye - posted on 01/29/2014




breastmilk is the most beneficial thing we can give baby. follow her lead, she is getting nourished nonetheless...

Kat - posted on 06/02/2009




I slice/dice up rockmelon & watermelon. They are really soft. My daughter mostly sucks on them till they are small enough to swallow.

Lucy - posted on 06/01/2009




have you tried giving her a spoon as well so she thinks that she is feeding herself thats what i have to do .

Danielle - posted on 06/01/2009




try steaming baby carrots until they are "mushable". Pre cut them into pieces sized so that she doesn't choke.

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