help! baby want real food!

Victoria - posted on 03/15/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Please help! Against my wishes my husband and parents started give my 7 mth old son table food, now he don't want his formula. I am very aggravated but I'm stuck dealing with this. He cries and don't even want his jar food. I need help!

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Kerri - posted on 03/15/2010

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So give him real food theres nothing wrong with it. My son was 6 months at thanksgiving and his dr told us to make sure he had thanksgiving dinner also. Hes not allowed to have eggs, peanut butter, honey or cows milk but besides that if you don't think he will choke on it theres nothing wrong with giving him table foods. you do need to try to give him some formula but my cousin (who is a year older than my son) stop drinking his formula at 6 months. and hes fine.

Consolata - posted on 03/15/2010

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There is no need to worry. My daughter stopped taking formula, cereal and all kinds of jar foods at 5months. The doctor said it was okay as long as I still managed to get some milky meal or cereal down her throat. But believe you me she refused even that. She just upped at that stage and started eating normal food. Just try to make sure your son gets a well balance meal in marshy or porridge form. He stomach may not be ready for fried foods though. They usually say that our children guide us in their feeding/weaning process. So if your son says he is ready for solids you may jolly well need to make the adjustment and stop fretting.

Kerri - posted on 03/15/2010

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Also with the sippy cup thing that might work but if he doesnt like the regular sippy cups try the ones with straws my son refuses to use a sippy cup for his juice but will use the sippy cups with straws!!

Kerri - posted on 03/15/2010

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Oh and my son has no teeth but i wished that he did becuase i would take him completly off his baby food if he could eat more table foods and didn't need his baby food to get full.

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Wow...that is really not fair to you. My daughter is 6 months so I am not there yet, but if it were me I would probably just try to go with it as best you can and try to include whatever healthy foods into his diet you can...maybe just tailor the table food so you feel more comfortable feeding it to him. I would keep trying to give him his formula, and just be persistent with it, my daughter did the same thing when we introduced solids. He must drink something, so maybe try offering it to him as often as you can and even try it in a sippie cup...Good luck!

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Gwen - posted on 03/17/2010

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If he likes table food, give it to him. In my opinion, the sooner you can get rid of baby food, the better!

Crystal - posted on 03/15/2010

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Oh yah do make sure he still take a bottle of formula at least a couple times, been awhile since I had one that little so don't remember how much exactly they are supposed to have but he will still need to nutrients from that until he is a year old when he can switch to cow's milk.

Crystal - posted on 03/15/2010

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He is plenty old enough for table food, just keep it stuff he won't choke on and don't give him honey or cow's milk...stuff that may be allergy risks are stuff with peanuts and strawberries so watch those closely if you feed him that. My girls hated the jarred baby food so I just made my own by mushing it all up. Bananas are really good, refried beans, applesauce, mashed potatoes, mashed peas, etc.

Emily - posted on 03/15/2010

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So let him eat.. my 5 month old is eating some table food by 7 months they are deff ready to get started!!!

Alison - posted on 03/15/2010

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My second child hardly got any jarred food. She preferred food she could pick up with her fingers. Seven months is a reasonable age to start some table foods. Make sure the meat is cut very fine and the veggies are very soft. And keep an eye on her. Some kids are more prone to choking than others.

Melissa - posted on 03/15/2010

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He is probably fine having table food. I would try to compromise with your hubby and his parents. I would tell them it is ok to give him table food as long as there isn't any added salt, sugar, butter etc. And I would try to enforce steamed veggies and fruits as well. My son is almost 9 months old, about a month ago I started finger foods. I just don't give him anything processed yet, except cheerios, and I don't add salt or sugar.

Lisa - posted on 03/15/2010

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u could probably try those finger foods for babies like the pinwheels, banana cookies, the disolvable fruit puffs, etc at the grocery store, since he likes table food, y not make it fun for him, at least then u will probably feel a lil better that stuff like that is made for babies and they won't choke or have a reaction. And since he won't drink formula out of his bottle , maybe u could try a really colorful sippy cup with formula in it(the kind with the flexible-rubbery part where the lips go), maybe he will like it cuz it makes it look fun. And they also have those Gerber Graduates for sitters n stuff, thats soft for him n he won't choke. Hope that helped.

Meghan - posted on 03/15/2010

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hmm, I started giving my son yogurt, toast, softer crackers, small soft fruits and veggies, muffins, mashed potatoes, applesauce etc around this age. It all depends on his teeth and ability to chew. At 6 months most doctors will tell you that they need more than just breastmilk or formula ..so I don't know why everyone else would be so against it! Here is a website that I found, good luck on whatever choice you make! http://www.gerber.com/AllStages/Nutritio...

Victoria - posted on 03/15/2010

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Thanks I'm a first time mom and I'm nervous. I just want him to be healthy. Thanks alot

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