Lucas is almost 10months,no teeth& will not eat babyfood anymore!

Jamie - posted on 12/18/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I cannot get him to eat any babyfood AT ALL! he is already burnt out on mashed potatoes and ive been mashing Liption noodle sides. What else can i do so he gets all the nutrients he needs? It really is exhausting trying to find something that he will eat. What are some other options i can use?

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Stefie - posted on 12/18/2009

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We chew up food with our molars which most children don't get until almost 2 years old. So your son should be able to eat almost everything other toddlers eat. There is a short list of some of my daughter's favorites.
- toast, cherrio, noodles, corn flakes
- any veggie cooked soft and then cooled, she loves broccoli and carrots
- bananas, peeled apples or pears, fruit mushed and frozen in cubes then cut into small pieces
- yogurt, cheese, scrambled eggs, and peanut butter (but check with your doctor on eggs and peanut butter because some families are more prone to allergies)
Her new treat is when her dad sits down with her and makes cherrio sandwiches with just a little peanut butter in between cherrios

Cristina - posted on 12/18/2009

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Ok, Here are some ideas I used on my son now 19 months, I would buy mixed veggies, boiled them until soft then used a food processor to maked small enough for him, mixed in some baby food and baby rice cereal and he would get his veggies and baby food all in one, also I would try to make everything at home, it's better than baby food that you buy anyway, I would also get ground beef or chicken and cook it on a frying pan with no oil, trying that it would be as lean as possible, adding potatoes cubes carrots a bit or minced onion and a dot of garlic and salt, again to make it a bit smoother add baby food like gerbers potatoes and chicke or add some squash that's tender enough, ect. Hope it helps,

Jessica - posted on 12/18/2009

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When I had my first child they told me that eating foods doesn't matter if they have teeth or not. Because when u use teeth to chew it is your back teeth. You use your front teeth to tear things apart. My daughter has been eating the foods that we have since 10 months. She didn't get any teeth until 11 months. As long as it isn't something too tough your son should be able to eat it. :)

Jenny - posted on 12/18/2009

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my daughter has been eatting bits and pieces of food off mine and my hisbands plates since she was 6 months due to not likeing baby food. she still to this day has no teeth and she will be 1 on jan 5th. she eats anything and everything now though, she has really learned to use her gums. i just have to be sure i cut like meats and other stuff up small enough for her to not choke

Kimberly - posted on 12/18/2009

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Even though he doesn't have any teeth you could still try giving tiny pieces of softer foods. My son was eating pretty much everything even though he really didn't have any teeth. Their gums are quite strong. Toast, puffed wheat, cheerios, arrowroot cookies, canned fruit, banana, avocado, frozen veggies (or at least really well cooked), over cooked noodles, soup. I would even give my son a bigger chunk of steak for him to gum and suck on. Just make sure to watch him well and you will get some choking at first while he is learning.

Krista - posted on 12/18/2009

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Technically, noodles are gummy enough that he doesn't need to chew them. He can gum them.
You could also give him mum mum's, which dissolve. Give him small, cut up bananas, canned peaches (or any canned fruit for that matter), mashed turnip, mashed carrots, pureed meat......chili that isn't too spicy with extremely separated meat, oatmeal, scrambled eggs.....
Your options are still quite limitless.

Jamie - posted on 12/18/2009

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yes we have one, and we put ice in it for teething. i tried putting a banana and a pineapple piece in it, but he didnt want it because he recongizes that with ice..i guess. He just throws it down and has nothing to do with it.

Katherine - posted on 12/18/2009

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have you tryed buying a Nuby ($2.00 i think at wal-mart) they look like a really big binky with a handle and a net instead of a binky so you can put bigger pieces of food in there and give it to your baby and theres no risk or choking on the food.

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