Good solid foods I can start my 9 month old and not worry?

Tina - posted on 09/14/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 9 months now and I want to start her on some solid foods. I have given her very small bites of breads and mashed potatoes but I am terrified to give her much more because of the fear of choking. Does anyone have any good foods to start babies on?

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Nicole - posted on 09/14/2009

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I started my kids with sweet potato, avacado, and banana. You can pick one. I used it in it's natural state. I mashed or cubed it and at this age they should be fine. Let her finger feed herself. Ususally you stick to the same food for atleast 5 days to see if there is a reaction. Earth's Best has great organic choices. You could check out the book Super Baby foods for some more suggestions. Good luck!

Mikaela - posted on 09/14/2009

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i give my son a big piece of watermelon or a whoel pear to gum to death and he loves it. as long as she can pick up food and bring it to her mouth herself then she should be fine to eat whatever, just stat with mushier foods first, make sure she is sitting up and keep an eye on here. Hope this helped.

Katie - posted on 09/14/2009

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My doctor told me that as long as your baby is interested in food and has no problems swallowing or chewing its better to give them the same food you eat. Just mash up a little of what your eating or cut it into small pieces. Just make sure its not too spicy and that you watch the ingrediants for common allergies, and keep an eye on your child. And he told me no eggs until they were 1 because of the bacteria in eggs. I would still give my kids the fruits and vegtables, but as a side dish. Every child is different but my son started wanting to eat at 4 months and my daughter at 6. They were both completely bottle free by their first birthday.

Sirena - posted on 09/14/2009

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Cream of Wheat with mashed up bananas or other soft fruit. You can also try mashed up carrots or other kinds of veg. Just as long as you prepare them properly and they are very mashed up. I started Noele on veggies very early and now she LOVES her veggies. Noele eats all kinds even brussel sprouts!!

Sondra - posted on 09/14/2009

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I am an RN and used to work in pediatrics. No child under one should have honey. We encourage all moms to hold off on high allergy foods: nuts, tomatoes, strawberries, eggs and seafood. Children that are introduced to these foods later are less likely to develop allergies.

Start introducing new food slowly to watch for reactions.

Some children choke when they start table foods just because of the change in texture, so watch her closely. She should be able to start eating most table foods that are well cooked, mashed or bite size and easy to "gum."

Remember: studies show that someone needs to experience a new food a dozen times before they develop a like or dislike. Many children don't get the variety of vegetables they need because the first time they act like they don't want to eat a parent determines they don't like it and won't offer it again. My kids eat everything from alfalfa sprouts to zucchini because I waited and offered again another day (and another day and another day!)

What a fun age of new experiences and discovery!

Minnie - posted on 09/14/2009

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We do baby-led solids/weaning. I've never broken up my daughter's food for her. She became interested in eating solids at about 9 1/2 months old (I've never shoveled purees into her).



She gets pretty much whatever we are eating at lunch or dinner. An entire drumstick, rice, scrambled eggs, tomato slices, cucumber slices, shrimp, fruit wedges, you name it.



The key is to sticking to big wedge-shaped pieces, and not breaking food up into bite-size bits- that's actually what causes gagging and choking. You want baby to be able to suck and gnaw on the large pieces and go at his or her own pace.



The gerber puffs- all sorts of sugary stuff and processed junk. Not necessary. Stick to real food, as clost to its natural state as possible.

Novella - posted on 09/14/2009

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she should be useing her hands to feed her self at this age as everything goes in the mouth.

get the gerber dices veg's, and fruits, also the gerber fruit snack melt in the mouth and if you feel better about the size then cut them up more.

Samantha - posted on 09/14/2009

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Noodles and carrots are always a good start. Puffs from Gerber was always a hit with my kids. They didn't like them at first, even though they dissolve, they're rough. So you have to let them play with them. After awhile, they are the best thing to have with you at all times!

Samantha - posted on 09/14/2009

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Noodles and carrots are always a good start. Puffs from Gerber was always a hit with my kids. They didn't like them at first, even though they dissolve, they're rough. So you have to let them play with them. After awhile, they are the best thing to have with you at all times!

Dana - posted on 09/14/2009

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My son is 7mo old. I give him alot from the table... I just mash it up. the other night.. we had tacos.... he loved it!! he has had pizza too! I made huckleberry pancakes for breakfast the other day.... mashed it up.. he ate almost an entire pancake.. As long as you have introduced the food item once with no reaction (alergic).. you can give them just about anything as long as it is mashed up enough that they dont choke... Brent's birthday is today and last night we had birthday cake.... I even gave him some of that... ofcourse he loved it LOL!! I still give him the baby food fruits and oatmeals. most of the time... . he loves them... Good luck to you...

Jennifer - posted on 09/14/2009

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Yeah you can. They can eat table food. Well ifthey have teeth, or at least two teeth. Haha just make sure y9ou don't live them in the high chair a lone. But spaggetti is a good one. Like paste stuff is good. Because its kinda soft also. :] Good luck momma.

Tara - posted on 09/14/2009

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Honestly, as long as you prepare the food properly, your daughter can (and probably will) eat almost anything you eat. Basically you just need to mash it or cut it into really small pieces to avoid choking hazards. If you have any family history of allergies it's recommended to avoid honey, fish, nuts, egg yolks, etc until after she turns one.



By nine months, my daughter was pretty much eating anything we would eat, just either mashed up or cut really small. She's almost 18 months now, and will eat pretty much anything we give her - she will say "no" to things she really doesn't care for though.



I've included some links about foods you can introduce, and ages to introduce them - the links start at 7-9 months, then 9-12 months, then 12-18 months - they are from a Canadian site, but the pediatrics associations in most countries have very similar guidelines for feeding babies solids :)



http://www.babycenter.ca/baby/startingso...

http://www.babycenter.ca/baby/startingso...

http://www.babycenter.ca/toddler/nutriti...

Tina - posted on 09/14/2009

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Quoting Tina:

Good solid foods I can start my 9 month old and not worry?

My daughter is 9 months now and I want to start her on some solid foods. I have given her very small bites of breads and mashed potatoes but I am terrified to give her much more because of the fear of choking. Does anyone have any good foods to start babies on?



She has already been on baby foods.  I have given her some of the stage 3s but she hates them.  I am looking for some good ideas other then baby foods.

Sarah - posted on 09/14/2009

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Applesauce..really any fruit really. Cereal mixed with it always makes it good and a little thicker and easier for you to handle. Cereal mixed with fruit juice like apple or pear is usually a good choice too. Good luck to you

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