puffs/melts...also walking before crawling?

Ashley - posted on 11/04/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My lil man will be 6 months on the 18th. He can sit up and eats baby food from a jar and is already trying to feed himself with the spoon! I'm thinking about starting to givem the puffs and yogurt melts. He just starting to teethe but doesn't have any yet. Is it safe to give him the puffs and melts? Also, is anyone on stage 2 baby food yet??



Another thing. Does anyone else think they'll have an early walker? Mine just will not get the hang of crawling, he always ends up just rolling over onto his back. But he can sure stand up when hes holding onto something and scoots around in his walker. his legs are so strong!!!

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Katie - posted on 11/16/2009

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As far as detrimental effects of walking early or not crawling... My sister and I both walked early (7 and 10 months) and crawled later and it had no negative effect, we read early (3.5 and 5.5 years) and had great hand-eye coordination.
I think it has as much to with with inborn strengths and weaknesses that may lead children to develop at different stages, as well as what they desire. My daughter wanted nothing but walking from the time she was 3 months old and devoted everything to that and only after she got that down did she go on to learning other things.

A good article on standing and baby bow-legs http://www.associatedcontent.com/article...

Karen - posted on 11/06/2009

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Rolling around and trying to creep really helps kids to develop their shoulder and tummy muscles, which makes it easier for them learn how to get in and out of positions on their own, so keep up the floor time, even though he's strong on his legs.

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Gabrielle - posted on 08/14/2010

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my LO can crawl already, pretty well, but I think she'll be walking by thanksgiving if not before then :) She's done everything really early so far :)

Isobel - posted on 11/16/2009

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I've almost never heard of a six month old crawling. My son stood at 7 months, but never let go of the table till he was 14 months...so who knows. Good Luck

Patti - posted on 11/16/2009

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Ya my daughter walked and climbes stairs at 9mo. She never crawled she just held on to the couch ast 6mo on. The little puffs the strawberry flavored or blueberry are ok for them. Um teeth i was told doen't have anything to do with the baby foo. The teeth only help when they have those big molars in. The yogurt ones i would wait until he's at least 7 or 8 months due to allergy problems. They can occur when they're at this age. Stage 2 foods are ok as long as you watch him. ya they say the walker doen't help they lie it does. And walking with no shoes is better that having shoes on. Hope this helps....

Katherine - posted on 11/16/2009

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Puffs and melts, yes. They dissolve, the only thing with the melts is you need to break them up. I started my daughter on both 2 months ago, she's 8mo now. Experiment with them first and make sure he can mash them a little.

Katie - posted on 11/16/2009

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My little girl was eating some table food at six months, and wouldn't eat any more baby food at seven months (she started toddler meals then). It depends on what their dietary needs are versus their digestive development. I found hard cooked egg yolk, blueberries, banana, overcooked and finely chopped vegetables, and yogurt were all excellent foods at six months for my little one.
She crawled right before she turned 8 months and was walking at 8 1/2 months.

Nichola - posted on 11/16/2009

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my son was eating the puffs and yogurt melts by then and they melt right in their mouth so they cant really choke.....and my son sat up early and was pulling up early always wanted to be up he never really crawled normal he scooted and then was walking at 10months....all i can say is enjoy it while they cant move around to much!

Ashley - posted on 11/16/2009

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Well Jake is eating the puffs now. He didn't like them at first and would gag on them. But he likes them now. We're also giving him "biter biscuits" from Gerber and he loves those as well, since he's teething. He really just gums on them and makes a terrible mess of it, lol. He's still not picking stuff up on his own to eat yet. He's grabbing at everything though! And we are now on stage 2 food! Still not crawling, and he can't really pull himself up yet, but he is standing if he has a table or some hands to hold onto :-) He won't move his feet though, he'll just stand there like, what am I supposed to do now? lol It's still a little early though so I'm not worried. I'm excited for christmas and getting him some kind of push/ride on toy! Any suggestions??

Cheryl - posted on 11/08/2009

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Isn't it exciting when your little one starts showing new skills? Crawling is an important stage for babies, but some get pretty impatient and want to move on to the next phase...frequently, and this may not be the case for you, babies whose necks are not really strong dislike being on their tummies, so they resist the crawling phase. The writer before me was correct when she said that the rolling, creeping and crawling help develop the shoulder and tummy muscles. Those core muscles are important for balance. Another benefit of crawling is the development of hand and eye coordination...who would have thought that!! That hand and eye coordination translates later into lots of other skills, even to reading. I wouldn't worry if your baby wants to walk...good for him and his determination...you can encourage him to develop those crawling skills with floor games when he gets a little older or even now with really interesting objects he wants to get to it...if you don't offer him something to grab onto and lay him on the floor surrounded by the objects...he may very well roll over onto his back...my kids all were "rollers" and used that as a way of getting around and to things they wanted when they were "floor bound". Eventually the muscles all start to work together and they end up crawling...even if they roll to get over to a table so they can pull themselves up, they are developing those core muscles. When the kids got to the toddler stage, we used to make believe we were animals and the kids would crawl and make sounds...just have FUN...enjoy your baby...being a Mom is the best job you'll ever have. Congratulations!

Denise - posted on 11/05/2009

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i gave my son yogurt mellts 1st but i cut them up cause they are kind of big but he ate them just fine. i tried them and there really isnt any chewing involved they pretty much dissolve in your mouth kind of like cotton candy.
also, my son walked at 9 months...hes no 1 yr old and can climb stairs and is practicing his running!!!

Ashley - posted on 11/04/2009

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thanks everyone! I actually went out and bought some gerber puffs and he cant really pick them up and eat them on his own yet but i held it for him and put it in his mouth. The first time he really wasnt sure what to do, lol. He made some silly faces. But we tried another one later on and he seemed to like it! It'll take some getting used to, i think. He's not used to the texture.



On a side note I have to share...we dont watch TV that much but tonight we were sitting and watching TV and I just happened to turn on "King Of The Hill" and Jake started cracking up!! it was the coolest thing! lol He was just watching it and would just start laughing out loud! Usually it takes awhile and lots of silly faces to get him to giggle like that.

Lyndsay - posted on 11/04/2009

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I would say that feeding him puffs is fine... they dissolve in the mouth and don't even really require the child to chew. That being said, kids don't necessarily need to have teeth to learn how to chew, as long as the food you're giving them is soft and easy on the gums.

As for the walking thing... it is normal for some babies to never crawl at all, but 6 months is a little early for him to be standing and walking. He doesn't have the muscle definition in his legs and you may want to be careful with how long he is standing up for because he can end up bow-legged.

Carolee - posted on 11/04/2009

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I think the puffs would be fine. I gave them to my son when he was about that age. Just watch him as he's eating it, because he can still choke on them.



There are kids who walk before they crawl. It's just how their brains work. There's nothing wrong with that. It does sound like he'll be an early walker!

Kate CP - posted on 11/04/2009

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Some kids go straight to walking and skip crawling all together. As for the food, I would suggest simple pureed fruits and veggies and see how he handles that.

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