My daughter is almost ten months what types of foods are safe for her to eat. She eats all the

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Maria - posted on 04/14/2009

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Basically, after 6 months your baby is safe to eat most of what you eat. The worry is that before 1 year old their tummies aren't mature enough to digest proteins from dairy products, so that's something that you should be aware of. I have 5 kids and 4 of them were able to have cheese & yogurt at around 8 or 9 months, but my youngest boy didn't do so well with it. I absolutely encourage introducing different kinds of foods to your little one (avoiding extra spice-filled foods), but at a few spoons at a time. Wait about an hour to see if she has any kind of reactions. Peanut butter of course, is a concern b/c of allergies. So, if you're going to feed her peanut butter give her a teaspoon first then wait...



 



Hope this helps :-)

Jennifer - posted on 04/14/2009

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Wy my ten month old eats pastas, mashed potatoes, soups. Anything that is soft and mushy he loves. He also eats corn puffs or cheetos.

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Quoting Jill:



I have started her on the Geber sweet potato puffs and she loves those. She eats them really well.  I know she really wants other food because she is constantly trying to eat what we have. I just don't want to give her anything that is too harsh for her little tummy.






If she's already grabbing for your food then she is definitely ready to eat!  I was also worried about choking so I would mash and mash and mash some more...but babies need the lumps eventually (smaller at first and then gradually bigger) so that they get used to texture.  They need to learn that not everything is smooth like breast milk, formula, baby food.  But if you're anything like me, then just watch her like a hawk while she's eating and, like someone else said, know that a little gagging from time to time will happen.  To avoid the upset tummy, just don't give her anything too spicy or seasoned.  The food you make for her will seem bland to you but she doesn't know the difference.  She'll be fine.

Jill - posted on 04/14/2009

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I have started her on the Geber sweet potato puffs and she loves those. She eats them really well.  I know she really wants other food because she is constantly trying to eat what we have. I just don't want to give her anything that is too harsh for her little tummy.

User - posted on 04/14/2009

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Quoting Abby:



hi,






my son is 8.5 months and will eat anything...he has no teeth yet but is very good at gumming. when u start bringing in lumpier foods they do gag/heave from time to time, but as long as they dont choke ur fine, make sure whatever u give her is not too dry. my son loves home made fish pie, i add LOADS of veg that i wouldnt if it was us but he loves it. just cook any veg a bit longer than u normally would so it's a bit soggier.






hope this helps. and good luck. xxx






what is fish pie?

Tara - posted on 04/14/2009

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pancakes are good! we don't put syrup on them yet because he's only 7 1/2 months old. but he has 6 teeth! and he likes baked potatoes, just think about what you are eating and you be the judge. You are the only one that can determine if she's ready for other food.

Abby - posted on 04/14/2009

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hi,



my son is 8.5 months and will eat anything...he has no teeth yet but is very good at gumming. when u start bringing in lumpier foods they do gag/heave from time to time, but as long as they dont choke ur fine, make sure whatever u give her is not too dry. my son loves home made fish pie, i add LOADS of veg that i wouldnt if it was us but he loves it. just cook any veg a bit longer than u normally would so it's a bit soggier.



hope this helps. and good luck. xxx

Lisa - posted on 04/14/2009

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Hey Jill,



we started Olivia with lots of different kinds of fruit. Just make sure that you cut them up into really small pieces. Olivia's favorites include: blueberries, strawberries, peaches, pears. Canned peaches are really good to start with b/c they are really soft. Just make sure you don't get the ones in heavy syrup. Schnucks has them in pear juice.. those are good, and not to sugary. Also the gerber fruit and veggie puffs and the yogurt melts are great. They are made specifically for her age group, so they are really small and they dissolve quickly so you don't have to worry about choking. Olivia LOVED the yogurt melts!! You can easily find off brands of the gerber puffs at walmart to save some money, but gerber is the only brand that makes the yogurt melts.. so they are a little pricey. Hope this was helpful! :)

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I just wanted to add that babies under a year can have egg yolks.  According to the nutritionist we see, the part of the egg to avoid due to allergies is the white.  So we've been giving our son scrambled egg yolks since he was around 6 months old and he loves them!  Oatmeal is another great food for breakfast.  Get the baby oatmeal and instead of milk at the end, use applesauce and then sprinkle a little cinnamon.  Yummy!

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my daughter is doing very well with solid foods, as said before I stay away from strawberries, peanut butter and citrus food.  However, I have introduced milk so I am able to give her yougurt and cheese.  I started small with puffs and soft things.  I then moved to cherrios, now she eats pretty much whatever we eat, just cut up super small and the vegtables are very soft.  I found that peas were a great food to start with, they mush easy and don't really need to be cut.  Good Luck!

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I was into making my own baby food.  For some things, we did buy the jars, like the meats.  But then I tried just taking whatever meat we were eating and running it through the food processor and our son LOVED it.  He's 18 months old and I can honestly say that (for now at least) there isn't any food that he won't eat.  I just would make his portions minus any seasonings too harsh for him (like spicy, salt, pepper).  Try taking green beans and cutting them into really small pieces or mashing peas up with a fork.  It's something they can feed themselves and mash with their tongues still.  Something else my son loved was steamed carrotts with a little brown sugar (just a little) sprinkled on...then mash them with a fork to get all the big lumps out....yummy.  Kinda like a baby version of glazed carrotts lol!  I think the only foods you need to avoid specifically until a year old are things like honey, peanut butter, shellfish, egg whites and obviously anything too hard to mush with the tongue (like nuts).  Hope this helps!  Oh, and bananas!  Don't forget the bananas!  If your daughter can mush things with her tongue then you can just cut the banana into tiny pieces.  If she's still having a hard time "chewing" then just mash it with a fork and spoon feed it to her.  Babies LOVE bananas (well, mine does lol) and we ALWAYS have them in the house.

Julie - posted on 04/14/2009

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I would try the gerber puffs first to see if she can eat those or cherios. If shes good with those you can try other things like noodles or cheese and stuff. Thats how we started and my daughter is 11 months now and she eats pretty much everything.

User - posted on 04/14/2009

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My daughter is 10 months also. I have started to mash things up like spaghetti and sauce, chicken noodle soup, bananas, squash, anything you can mash into edible bites. I just stay away from anything with dairy products, eggs, strawberries, citrus fruits, peanut butter, etc., anything that she can possibly be allergic to, if I were you I would google things that are not recommended for babies and just eliminate those things. All the 2nd stage jar food is very easy to eat and some 3rd stage food. Cheerios are a great snack as long as she can gum up her food well. It is fun to see her eat new things but don't introduce her to too many new things at once in case she is allergic to something then you will know which food it was. Have fun!

Jill - posted on 04/14/2009

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Oops it cut off the rest of what I was saying. It said My daughter is almost ten months what types of foods are safe for her to eat? She eats all the "jar" food already, but I want to know what table foods would be okay to start her on. My husband is really worried about her choking.

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