my baby is 7 month and she wants to eat our food already is it ok ??

Danielle - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 57 moms have responded )

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she ets ready breck, toast, pizza and i dnt no if im doin the write thing by giving her all these things and she only has 2 bottles a day!!! im a little conserned :(

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Aiminath - posted on 10/20/2012

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my baby is 7 month but she is not fat an she is lock like 3 month .. what can ido?

Carissa - posted on 09/07/2009

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The main reason that babies dont eat 'our' food yet is because of the fear of choking, you can basically give them what you want but it needs to be mushed up appropriately for the babies age, 7 mths means pretty soft, so obviously mushy toast and pizza is not really possible and therefore probably not the best idea. Search on the net for age appropriate food and im sure youll find suggestions of mashed up fruit, veges, cereals and pureed meat is the best. It is also advised that you shouldnt introduce dairy until 8 months and milk, as a drink, until 12 months. :-)

Molly - posted on 09/12/2009

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My daughter is 7 1/2 months old now and has been eating what i eat since she was about 4/5 months old. She loooves mac n chz and pizza! also, just remember, every baby and every mom is different, if YOU feel she is ready, then she is. start slow if you're concerned, try over cooking some baby carrots or broccoli... it's a fun and healthy finger-food... and if there's no allergies try some scrambled eggs or a jelly sandwich. my daughter loves that. My doctor told me that my daughter would cut back on bottles once she starts eating more solid foods, so i wouldn't be concerned about her formula intake. consult her doctor, he/she may have some helpful advice for you to.

Sarah - posted on 09/09/2009

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\my first baby was about 6 months old when I introduced him to "our" food and my second was about the same age. There is no reason why they can't have some finger foods like toast, baby mum mums ect. The only thing is your baby should be getting more than two bottles a day (a least 4-5 bottles). They still need the nutrients from the formula at this age.

Tamara - posted on 09/07/2009

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Go for it. Only have to watch out for giving whole milk until after 12 months. Everything else is pretty much fair game.

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Tammie - posted on 09/12/2009

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All 3 of my kids have started on rice cereal around 3-4months of age.... then I graduated to adding a puree fruit into the cereal.... once they were around 5months I started on my own cooked mashed vegies (minus salt), they then started eating finger food as soon as they were strong enough to sit in a high chair at the table....

With my daughter due to work, she was on tinned baby food, this I believe led her to be a fussy eater, as my son will eat anything I cook as this is what he ate as a baby (mashed).... But at the end of the day its up to you as the parent to make the decision, and if bub is growing up big & strong, you must be doing all the right things

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My son is turning 1 tomorrow and has been eating table food for quite a while. He doesn't want baby food much anymore either. I was told by his dr that as long as he was getting the proper amount of bottles a day he could keep going as he wanted to. Only concern was allergies and choking but that's up to what you think they're ready for! Pasta has definitely been a favorite!! I think it's made him a much a much less picky eater as well!

Lauren - posted on 09/11/2009

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my son is 10 months and I started feeding him our food with little salt and 3 oz of milk for lunch...in the morning when he wakes up and the night b 4 he goes to sleep a 6 oz bottle... I asked my Dr. and he said once its healty its OK.

Mishelle - posted on 09/11/2009

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for me, my baby started eating table food around the same age, but I made sure she was always drinking the bottle before naps or sleep. hehe it helped her hav a nice long nap too ^_^

Stephanie - posted on 09/10/2009

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My kids ate table food at 5 to 6 months. And they are all heathy and grown for the most part. Trust yourself.

Kristi - posted on 09/10/2009

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Hi! When our children (young adults, now) were just beginning solid foods I clung to the pamphlets I was given by the hosp. where they were delivered and read and compared the hosp. ideas with the pediatrician's ideas and bounced ideas off of nursing moms I knew at the time. Most of them were saying breastfeed baby as long as possible then begin solids around 9-12 mos. We started out with cereal mixed with water, then eventually mixed with soy formula,(no cow's milk for a long time) then added pureed vegetables (some canned baby food but mostly homemade with our baby food grinder), then added fruit, and lastly meat this is how the medical proffessionals at the time were telling us to approach feeding. They wanted us to closely watch for any food sensitivity/allergies our baby might have so we could just hold off feeding them that particular food for awhile until their stomachs were mature enough to digest it. One experienced Mom told me to hold off from giving our babies honey, orange juice, some other fruit juices and peanut butter until our babies was 2 years old. Nowadays, I don't know what the pediatricians are saying. This was some time ago. It made sense to me, so I did it, and it worked. I think I started feeding them ground up spaghetti and pizza when they were a bit older like 18 mos. or so. You'll find everyone has gotten different advice. It's really difficult at first to figure out with all the advice, what to try and what not to, nevertheless, it is still worth the effort of asking others what they'd do or did..... it helped me :)

Bridget - posted on 09/10/2009

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just start with small pieces, like the bread products that you are diong and if there are other foods that she wants, then mash it up or cut it up really small. but if she has no teeth, then put it in a food processor and feed it that way to her. and as long as she is happy and not having a hard time going to the bathroom. As Always trust your gut and go with it. You can never go wrong with Your gut!

Cecilia - posted on 09/09/2009

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most of it... yes, a do that with my son sence 6M.s, now he is 10 M.s, you just have to blend the food, and don´t let it to drie, do it with water or sup, so he can eat it easy... he will love it! ,, take care of non recomended food ok?... you can do fish, or meat, or chiken, all this with begetables, pasta. etc

Joanne - posted on 09/09/2009

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She is too young to be eating all those things. Yes, some of the appropriate adult foods like mashed potatoes, some soft small-sized veggies, soft, easy to chew foods. By feeding her things like pizza, you are teaching her bad eating habits. Try to stick to fruits, veggies, things like little vienna sausages, finger foods for little ones. Teach her good eating habits while she's still young, you'll be glad you did. Blessings to you all. ♥

ISELA - posted on 09/09/2009

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my baby started eating solids at 7 mnths, according to my mother 7 mnths is the perfect time to introduce regular foods to children

Lauren - posted on 09/09/2009

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my son is 10 months...and I was like u at first but I was told by my Nutritionist to feed my baby wat I cook and I also read in a baby magazine its OK...

Marihett - posted on 09/09/2009

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My son is 7 months & still b/feeding, but I ofter give him a peeled banana or other peeled fruit, big chunk of steak or chicken, potato ... It's only for him to get use to it, he doesn't really eat it yet (no teeth yet), but he enjoys playing with it & he gets exposed to food. I'll take it a bit easier with all the adult food, because their tummy acid isn't as strong as ours. Maybe give him more pureed food to eat & then the others basically to play with.

Genis - posted on 09/09/2009

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I gave my daughter anythign and everything! I let her try it I didnt think about allergies and maybe that was stupid but she will eat anything. She isnt picky and wont turn down anykind of food. Your baby can have cheese I would put it in eggs. Or mac and cheese is a fav. If she is taking yogurt then cheese shouldnt be a prob.

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my second child refused baby food so i let her eat regular food and of course i watched closely at how she was handling it. she wanted to eat what her sister and everyone else was eating and she eats great... loves vegetable and everything. i don't see why its a problem just make sure shes eating the right things. she will be fine

Robyn - posted on 09/09/2009

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i would watch the milk products at an early age though, increases the chances of lactose intolerance

Cheryl - posted on 09/09/2009

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As long as it's something soft it will be fine to give her table food. The act of chewing (even with just gums) and her saliva will break down the food. Pasta, rice, potatoes, veggies, most anything except "our" meats will go down like a charm. If you like your veggies with a little crunch, remember to cook them till they are nice and tender for the baby. Once your baby starts eating solid foods and her tummy gets nice and full, she will sleep like a baby. :-)

Gayle - posted on 09/09/2009

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our food may not have all the vitmas.and things to help her to grow. so do it in moderation.

Catherine - posted on 09/08/2009

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I think it depends on the baby. If they are hungry for regular food, then, after 6 months, it should be find. My youngest started at 3 months. I am not sure about the fatty foods like pizza, but toast and other nutritious stuff is good. And if the baby seems to be doing well, then it is okay

Cathralynn - posted on 09/08/2009

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I waited til 6mo then satrted solids. My daughter refused spoon feeding at 8mo and we started finger foods, which is pretty much table foods. Just be sure you offer healthy balanced choices. Look into baby led weaning, that's what I ended up doing, worked so much better! http://baby-led.com/

Lydia - posted on 09/08/2009

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Lily gets to try anything we have if she wants to (excluding honey, chocolates/sweets, nuts and spicy foods). I figure it better for her to get used to a range of flavours and textures now and hopefully she will not be such a fussy eater like I am! The only foods I am carefull about are nuts (possible allergies) and spicy foods as her tummy probably wouldnt be able to cope with them yet. Just give her small amounts and if she is ok with them then go for it! Also - keep offering her her bottles - but dont worry if she isnt taking the recommended amount - as long as she is looking healthy and happy shes fine :)

Lucy - posted on 09/08/2009

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If weaning is left until 6months there is absolutely no reason to puree or mash anyting. Babies can be given table food so long as it is healthy, not processed ready meals or with large amounts of salt and sugar. Google baby led weaning, there's a large research project been done on it by a lady called Gill Rapely. It's all about tetting your baby be in control of what and how much they eat.

Julie - posted on 09/07/2009

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My daughter absolutely refused any kind of baby food. I feed her "Our" food from the very start. I always made sure it was well pureed and she's now a healthy 26 year old Mommy of two little girls.

Patricia - posted on 09/07/2009

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As long as the kinds of food your eating/she wants is not a choking hazard i don't see how it would hurt. Both of mine ate with me as soon as they could eat what i was eating and they are happy healthy girls, so i wouldn't worry.

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i started my daughter on baby food when she was about 5 months, and table food as soon as she was grabbing at it! your child will let you know if they are ready. As long as its healthy and it can crumble or she is able to chew it, I think its alright.

Sian - posted on 09/07/2009

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dont be it good she eats what you do my daurghter is now seven months and she wont eat ours she only eats the baby jars , dont be concerned the health offical encourage them to eat our home made food it is better for them exspechealy if you have a healthy diet no low fat though , she can also have cows milk in cooking well to eat like in ceral excuse the spelling but not to drink untill a year
i hope this helps and keep up with your good work

Betty - posted on 09/07/2009

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I fed my babies table food at 7 months old.i have my grandson most of the time right now ,he is 11 months old I have been feeding him some table foods for about 3 months now. although I'd be careful with the pizza due to the sauce, might be to spicey. As far as the Bottle if she is getting juices through out the day I wouldnt be to concerned, she will let you know when she wants one...

Robin - posted on 09/07/2009

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My daughter started wanting big food at 6mos. I bought one of the mini choppers and whipped everthing. It made it a little smoother and a lot less scary for me. She ate everything I put in front of her. she too has been an incredibly healthy child. Just watch carefully the first couple of tries. Good luck!

User - posted on 09/07/2009

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my daughter was eating at 5 months old solid foods when a baby eyes your food she or he is ready for it..just start off little pieces and from there u will no...my daughter 10 months old and walks along the table lets go and stand she will be walking by 11 months just let them do as they want move around...

Rebecca - posted on 09/07/2009

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I was never much for baby food. You can mash any vegetables you eat as well as fruit. You know your child better than anyone, if you are comfortable with what she is eatting, it should be ok. Just remember to make everything small bites and always watch for choking. Stay away from raisins and grapes or foods and don't leave skins on any food, you should be ok.

Amanda - posted on 09/07/2009

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Its fine for babies to eat "our food" from 6 months and up. Just make sure that it is smushed up. I started out with baby veggies though. This way they will become more accustomed to the taste and continue eating healthy food. My son is almost 2yrs old and his favorite foods are salad, olives, tomatoes, and beans.

Sylvia - posted on 09/07/2009

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your doing just fin e but make sure she gets a good taste for her veggies and fresh fruit

meat and fish

Claire - posted on 09/07/2009

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Children are the best judges of what they should be eating if they like something then why not? A balanced diet is all they need. With young children you need to be carefull of the salt content, as theit kidneys can't cope with too much sodium. In Britian we are recommened to give Dairy from ^ months onwards as this is when weaning begins..they are supposed to give up milk..just replace it with cheese, yoghurts and milky puddings..like custard!

Maegan - posted on 09/07/2009

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I think the main reason the doctors don't want us to give the kids to many complex foods is in case of allergies. It is easier to determine if you are only incorporating simple foods. I also read some where that young babies can't digest meats because their tummies acids aren't strong enough yet. My pediatrician also mentioned being simple with foods in teh 1st year to prevent diabetes and obesity.

Lisa - posted on 09/07/2009

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Be careful when chosing the foods you give your child. My son ate all table food from 7 months old on. He refused to eat any baby food. His first Thanksgiving he was 8 months old without a tooth in his mouth and he ate everything on the table. Okay only a bite or two of each, but he ate some of all. That being said, no hot dogs, no grapes, no honey, no eggs, no milk.

Cathy - posted on 09/07/2009

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My son started eating "real people food" from the time he could chew--about 6 or 7 months. He decided to stop breastfeeding at about 9 months, but we still used formula as a drink until he was 1. To be honest, the more foods you introduce them to, as soon as they are able to handle it without gagging/choking, the fewer food "aversions" (the old "I hate that" syndrome) they seem to have. Mine is at the phase where if he doesn't recognize it, he won't eat it, so keep in mind that that phase is coming too.

Ellen - posted on 09/07/2009

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All my kids were different as to when they wanted "real" food. My son was ready at five months. My girls were preemies and one was ready at seven months, the other not until nine. I'd say if they want it, give it to them, but use discernment. If they don't have very many teeth, don't give them raw carrots or anything, but anything dissolvable like toast or bread, it won't hurt her. I also found blending up my own food (whatever we had for supper) worked wonderfully for my girls. They thought they were getting real food (it's tastier than store bought) and it's way cheaper than buying all your baby food. I would pour the blended food into ice cube trays, freeze it, and take out a cube for lunch or supper the next day, too. Hope this helps! :)

Brandi - posted on 09/07/2009

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Hmm both of my girls ate food by 7 months... I tried to make it healthy food though, They decide when they are ready... we just have to go along for the ride. You may want to try the toddler meals gerber makes, they are full of nutrition. And if you think she isn't getting enough nutrition try adding carnation instant breakfast to her drinks.

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She'll be fine with table foods. Just make sure to give her things that are sold enough for her to gum. However, I think that fact that she's only getting 2 bottles a day should be more concerning. She needs more formula than that - it should be her main source of nutrition for several more months.

Tammy - posted on 09/07/2009

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my daughter was 6 weeks old when i gave her cereal and about 6 months when i started to feed her soft foods off the table .....she's 27 now and ok .....don't let people tell you that feeding a 7 month old off the table is wrong ...it's nature and she will let you know when it is time ....question.....how did they feed their kids back in the 40's 50's and 60's ? my grandson eats babyfood already and he's just 5 months and some off the table soft food so he don't get choked so yeah it's fine in my book

Tessa - posted on 09/07/2009

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i think its best to give your baby what u eat it gets them used to eating what you eat so they are less picky when they are older although certain foods such as egg which can be given but should be cooked properly,and honey should not be given until they are over 1 yr as it can carry some sort of desise which can make ur baby ill, also be carefull with nuts, and dont give him/her nothing too spicey as u dont want to make him/her have an upset tummy anything else should be fine as long as they dont have allergies to anything, baby food just all tastes the same because its mushed up so dosn't get ur baby used to different flavours

Tina - posted on 09/07/2009

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As long as she's with you so nothing happens I would let her. It used to be the only way I could get my kids to eat some of the vegies they wont eat now. My eldest boy started solids at 6 months because he was sick. My middle boy was eating solid food at 6 weeks though and he's healthy, a little skinny, but healthy. My daughter was about 5 months because she was so tiny.

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I think its totally fine for your little one to eat what u eat, but without extra salt. My little girl has been eating our food from 6 months, she has just turned 9 months and eats anything.She loves her cheese and yogurts but loves a good bowl of pasta with tuna and cheese and a roast chicken dinner. If your not sure I would recommend a book called ' baby - led weaning '. it gives you handy tips

Christie - posted on 09/07/2009

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Some of the reasons they don't want you giving your baby regular food or even baby food until a year is because their stomachs are incapable of digesting the food correctly and can cause a host of other problems. Also, they say it can cause obesity, allergies, choking, etc. All that said, I have also heard stories of babies starting on regular food as early as 4 months and as far as I know those kids survived. We have obesity in my family so that was enough to scare me away from starting even baby food before it was recommended.

Lyndsay - posted on 09/07/2009

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Your baby doesn't need to have teeth to be able to chew food, as long as its relatively soft and won't hurt their gums. Basically he can eat anything you eat, as long as the pieces are small enough or its mashed up enough. The thing with scrambled eggs, which one mom suggested, is that eggs are a dangerous allergen. If your child is allergic to eggs he could go into anaphylactic shock, so its generally recommended you don't feed eggs to babies until after they're a year old.

Rice and noodles are excellent baby foods, because rice is already really small and noodles are soft enough to be cut up into very tiny pieces.

Mari - posted on 09/07/2009

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my boy only has 4 x 60ml bottles, but eats alot.

you can try those cheese stick they make for bigger kid, it's just a little messy cause they squeez it in they're hands.

my 7 month old also have toast and sometimes I spread something on it like cheese spread or vegimite. he like to drink coffee out of your cup and today he grabed my ham samwitch out of my hand and ate that.

trust your instincs and as long as she's not loosing weight you fine.

Roseann - posted on 09/07/2009

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I used to give my boys cheerios,they loved them, I also gave them scrambled eggs, cheetoes (cheese puffs). Basically I gave them anything that would become soggy once they put in in their mouth. Use your own judgement, You're doing just fine

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My daughter ate off our plate from about 4.5 months, she was absolutely fine!!! Also she is an extremely healthy child, never been sick!

Danielle - posted on 09/07/2009

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Quoting Angie:

I think its fine. I was giving our Daughter "our" food when she started on solids at 6 months. My partner or I used to cook dinner and blend it for her as she had no teeth. She is now 18 months old and has the best appetite and still eats anything and everything.
I don't think it matters if your daughter only has two bottles a day, as long as she eats other sources of dairy like yoghurt and cheese, she should be fine.
Don't be too concerned. If she doesn't like something, she just wont eat it. :)



i do give her yoghurts but how do i give her cheese i did't think she could hve cheese till l8t on !!

Angie - posted on 09/07/2009

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I think its fine. I was giving our Daughter "our" food when she started on solids at 6 months. My partner or I used to cook dinner and blend it for her as she had no teeth. She is now 18 months old and has the best appetite and still eats anything and everything.
I don't think it matters if your daughter only has two bottles a day, as long as she eats other sources of dairy like yoghurt and cheese, she should be fine.
Don't be too concerned. If she doesn't like something, she just wont eat it. :)

Samantha - posted on 09/07/2009

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does she have any teeth? just puree it. you can buy little food processers at walmart for 9$ they work great! my daughter wont eat babyfood anymore, so i swtched her to our food. its the same thing really. and a lot cheaper! just make sure if its not pureed that you break it up into really small peices that she can oick with her fingers and feed herself. they love that! also make sure you cook things a lot longer like vegetables, so theyre nice and ssoft. good luck!

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