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Ashley - posted on 12/30/2010
We started table food around eight months. Our son started to show interest in eating things and we started off small with Gerber Puffs and worked our way up. At first, everything was in really tiny pieces and it would only be soft, easy to swallow foods, but once he got more teeth, he began to be able to handle bigger pieces. Now, he's 12 months and is eating forkfuls and can eat whole animal crackers himself. It is a gradual process and your child will get better with foods as he/she gets more practice with different textures and tastes. It takes a while for them to get the hang of things without choking, but by 12-15 months, they all seem to handle food very well.
Melissa - posted on 02/15/2010
your child will let you know when they are ready - sounds silly I know but when they have a few teeth and are doing well with cheerios or something of the sort then you can slowly move toward softer table foods. Most children are around 7-8 months when the "testing" starts. If you think that your child seems hungry more often try supplementing with those softer table foods like banana slices and mashed potatoes (unseasoned of course).
Rebecca - posted on 02/15/2010
It is suggested to start babys on pureed food around 6 mths. Start with one thing an slowly introduce different flavours. If you slowly introduce them and they have an allergy it is easier to identify. Once they start getting teeth and they seem to have the hang of eating gradually make the food more solid, ie mashed or small soft pieces. So they develope in stages of food, from pureed up to what we would eat. Avoid nuts though as they are easy to choke on and higher allergy risk. As Dawn said they will let you know.. All children are unique. Oh Yeah when they want to feed themselves....expect mess.. Good luck
Kayla - posted on 02/15/2010
my son is 10 1/2 months and around 10 months he just did not seem intrested in the baby jar food, so he had to eat something, so what ever we have for dinner and i know that he can eat it, I will chop it up for his little fingers to pick up, and he does great with a lot of things.. his favorite is Chicken nuggets now , and i could not he would not eat the Baby meat in the jar but i dont blame him,lol...
my son loves mac n cheese he loves kiwi and jello
love his banana's thats his favorite fruit..
before i started him on our food
I went to the store and got like the graduates sweat potatoes bites, like little finger foods for little ones on the back of the container it has when they can start eating them, like if he is crawling you can start giving him cheerios and those bite size sweet potatoes things i was talking about, in your grocery store they should be near the baby jar food..check them out!
How old is your little one?
Siniad - posted on 02/15/2010
hi vickie, it all depends on ur child really. there isnt any right or wrong time. My son was on solds at a early age and then when he was about 9months or so i'd give him small amounts of the food we'd eat at tea time and just went from there.Your child will show you when he/she is ready but just slowly interduce table food too him/her and they'll soon let you know if they are ready or not good luck.
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