How much baby food does your 8 month old eat?

Stephanie - posted on 06/11/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My 8 month old just started Stage 3 baby food and makes this funny face and gags! He tried Chicken and mixed veggies.

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Michelle - posted on 06/30/2009

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My son doesn't like baby food. He eats cheerios with his brothers in the morning, Lunch is whatever his brothers eat, Top ramen or something, Dinner is whatever I make everyone. He also has quite a few 6oz bottles through out the day.

Marlena - posted on 06/27/2009

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Here is our schedule: (times are approximates)

7am - between 4- 6 oz bottle =Isomil Formula

10am - 2T cereal & a stage 2 fruit

nap and 2- 3 oz bottle

1pm - 4- 6 oz bottle

3pm- stage 2 dinner (loves mac&chz, apple chicken dinner)

nap and 2- 3 oz bottle

6pm- stage 2 veg & fruit

7:30 = bathtime

4- 6 oz bottle

8:30 & 9:30 = she's asleep



I will make a thick 2T of cereal to mix with runnier foods and she loves to snack on puffs! She likes the Target brand blueberry or sweet potato puffs the best!



I need to venture into the stage 3 foods as well! She is wanting to taste everything we eat which is a little frightening with all the choking and allergic reactions that are a possibility.

Zojoho - posted on 06/11/2009

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Holly doesn't eat a great deal of solids. She's almost 8.5 m.o and only having approx. 2 solid meals a day..sometimes we stretch it to 3 meals a day.

I don't feed Holly any of that jar food crappola LOL, I feed her homemade meals only. She lurves fish fingers, roast chicken & roast vegies, toast, spring rolls, puree'd vegies which consist of potato, pumpkin, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, peas & corn (all steamed and puree'd together), we do baby yoghurt (Elivae I think it's called), puree'd apples, mashed banana..and we've just started her on half a weet-bix for brekky.



Your DS might not be ready for chunky jar foods like that..altho, with my first 2 kidlets, I tried them with that chunky jar food and they never liked it either and also gagged, but were quite happy to "chew" on real food.



Good luck, and keep at it..perhaps give him bits of what you're eating and you'll prolly find that he'd enjoy that sort of food even more.

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Kim - posted on 06/27/2009

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My daugther eats cereal and a stage 2 fruit for breakfast, stage 2 veggie and fruit for lunch then I usually give her a stage 2 veggie when she gets home from day care. She also has 4 bottles a day.

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Eleanor gets 2 meals a day plus bottles and brearst milk. She eats 4 oz of baby food, cereal or fresh mushy food that we prepare. Her favorite is Avacados!

Minnie - posted on 06/26/2009

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Just a taste of what I'm eating here and there. She only gets my milk.

Kelly - posted on 06/25/2009

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for lunch i give my daughter (8 mo.) gerber 2nd foods half of 2 jars. Ex. - half jar of sweet potatoes w/ corn and half jar of fruit or a desert and a 6 oz. bottle and same with supper.

Lynn - posted on 06/13/2009

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my daughter is 8 months old and she want eat baby food at all. She don't eat meat, but she does the gagging to. My daughter eats everything frm collardgreens to squash and evrything in between. She did the gagging until I let her feed herself. Now she is doing real good. She hae been eating table foods since she was about 4 months old. She is doing good

Mariella - posted on 06/11/2009

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My baby is almost 7 1/2 months and he eats oatmeal cereal in the morning and a bottle. For lunch he has veggies which I make, fruit and a bottle. He's only tried a couple of fruits so is either pears, peaches or prunes. For snack he eats half of a yogurt (yo-baby organic) and a bottle and for dinner he has a vegetable, a fruit and a bottle. He hasn't tried any meats yet, the doctor told me to wait on those until after his 9 month check up. if your baby is gagging maybe you can try to give him some of the food that you eat and he might like that better, just blend it. For me it has been easier to make his food, I just buy different frozen vegetables, I boiled them and puree them together. So far he has loved everything I've made for him. Well good luck!

Lynn - posted on 06/11/2009

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I also have an 8 month old. Honey she does not eat baby food at all she eats the same thing I eat.

Angie - posted on 06/11/2009

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I started Emily on solids when she is around 3-4 months old. She only had maybe a teaspoon of cereal and that was it for the day. Now she is eating three meals a day, plus snacks. She is also nursing in the morning when she gets up, and has a bottle before she goes to bed. For breakfast she has oatmeal and a fruit, lunch a DHA fruit grain and a veggie, and dinner a dinner (pasta or something) and a veggie. For snack she has little bites of banana or yogurt, with some graham cracker (half of one) and maybe an ounce of juice. She doesn't drink all the juice though. She is almost 8 months now.

Melissa - posted on 06/11/2009

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I split my 8 month old twins' stage 2 jar between them for each feeding. We are up to twice a day but sometimes I skip a feeding if we have something going on. i probably could give them each a jar at this point. My daughter hates sweet stuff so we stick to mostly veggies. They also don't really go for cereal. I feel like I should be giving them more textured stuff but I will admit it makes me nervous what with choking risks.

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