9 Mo. old won't eat baby food. What can I feed him that won't upset his tummy?
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Anna - posted on 09/03/2009
Is he teething? They can go off food at that time. My boy is getting his top teeth now at 9 months and he has gone from eating 3 meals a day back to exclusive breastfeeding. I have to agree with the other mothers above - baby food does taste really bland. Give him some flavour!
Amy - posted on 09/03/2009
Try the regular foods, watch out for sugars and salts, their digestive tract isn't ready for that yet. Even though he may love it and it may not upset his tummy now, in the long run you can screw up their digestive tract by trying to mature it too early. So if you are cooking, take a little out before you season it for the rest of the family. If he's got the top four teeth and two on the bottom, go for tiny bites of foods like toast, crackers, those melt away puffs, grated hotdogs(never cut them in chunks) or lunchmeats, scrambled eggs, soft fruits. Stay away from honey and peanut butter until after age 2.
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Gpates - posted on 04/24/2013
my 9 month old baby doesn't wanna eat her baby food since yesterday,i started her with rice cereal when she was 5 months old,dont you think its too early for her? Im having a hard time feeding her baby food,she doesn't wanna open her mouth,even drinking her milk,it takes longer for her to finish it,she used to drink llike 6- 7 oz but now she can only drink at least 4 oz of her milk,we went to her pedia last monday,and i ask the doctor about her weight,he said not to worry,she's not behind.
But i kinda still worried..Any advise?
Cosette - posted on 06/04/2011
i have always been told milk egg yolks and anything with nuts eg. peanut butter is a no no until atleast one recently i found out strawberries too so as long as it mashes and uve introduced everything thats in it give it too him im in the same predicament as u
You are still at the experimenting stage and upset tummies are just a flag to not feed them that again. If you have spaghetti night, give him some chopped up naked noodles to play with. But keep it to foods that you and the rest of the family eat. In the mean time, mix cereal in his bottle a little bit thicker each week and give him water/juice bottles/cups as an option.
As long as he has teeth you can feed him anything except for eggs, milk products, peanutbutter or shell fish. My son loved waffles sticks since they melt in his mouth. Also there are those vienna sausages in the baby section that is like chicken and carrots etc..-they are really soft and easy to chew with or without all their teeth.
Stina - posted on 09/03/2009
Give him simple things that your family eats that have been mashed or sent through the blender. mashed potatoes, Veggies, noodles... the veggies especially taste much better when they are fresh- have you tasted the baby food? It doesn't taste the same as what we eat.
I gave my first two cheerios and yogurt for breakfast/snacks. Just enough yogurt to get them moist so they would stick to the spoon. Then I'd give them a small bowl and spoon so they could explore and learn to feed themselves cereal without any spilled milk.
Jill - posted on 09/03/2009
I know some moms who just start giving their baby regular foods. They start with whole wheat breads. Mix stuff together with some of the stuff he might like. Did you try yogurt? Cheese, etc. Cut up some fruits like melon and see if he likes it. Can he feed himself yet? He might like to feed himself a little bit.
Elizabeth - posted on 09/03/2009
try finger foods such as toast fingers with a tiny spreading of butter, jam peanut butter for eg keeping the foods simple and light. naturally sweet foods like carrots and strawberries are also pretty good. If all fails your sons tummy may not be ready to handle such rich foods so you could just allow him to nibble on whatever you can get him to keep down or on whatever you know he likes gradually introducing him to other food types one at a time so you may be able to identify what food is directly causing the problem
September - posted on 09/03/2009
From the age of six months I've made all of my sons food. I've never used jarred baby food. My son eats what we eat I would just mash his up. Of course when I cook I don't use salt or anything so you may want to add some to your food in the end. At 9 months my son was eating veggies, fruit, meats and dairy. Maybe your son want's "real food" try feeding him what you eat and keep it healthy. That way there is no room for an upset belly. Good luck!
At 9 months, you can give him pretty much any food you eat, with the exception of honey (and some people wait on peanut butter, too). Some of the foods my son loved at that age were cooked carrots and broccoli, bites of cheese, apples and bananas, etc. Just watch that you don't give anything hard enough that he might choke.
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