Food Question Can my 9mold baby eat regular yogurt or does she have to yo baby kind?

Kristen - posted on 01/11/2010 ( 75 moms have responded )

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I am feeding her baby yogurt now was just wondering if I can feed her regular kind. I am trying to mix up her lunch food for her so she can try new things.

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Raelene - posted on 01/15/2010

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I have given my son regular yoghurt from about 4months. He has never had a problem and absolutely loves it! T he child care centre I work in is a Eat Right Start Right centre and we give the babies normal yoghurt from 6 months. I just make sure I dont buy yoghurt which has 'low fat' written on it and I generally get plain yoghurt and flavour it with berries or banana.

Catrina - posted on 01/14/2010

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when my son was 9 months old, he not only ate regular yogurt, but thats about the age he began refusing baby food all together. he has been eating table food before he had more than 2 teeth. there should be no harm in feeding her regular yogurt. just make sure she doent have any reaction to it. its always better to introduce new foods one at a time to make sure she doesnt have any allergies to certain foods.

Marnie - posted on 01/13/2010

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If you have a look on www.wholesomebabyfood.com they have loads of info about starting babies on dairy (yogurts & cheeses), what you should and shouldn't be introducing and some great ideas for meal times. I have copied some of what they said about the yogurts below...hope this helps!



Most pediatricians recommend starting your infant on Yogurt around 7-8 months of age. Some pediatricians also recommend yogurt as a great first food (from 6 months+). Selecting a Whole Milk Yogurt is the most beneficial to your infant as babies need fats in their diets for proper growth.



You can buy Plain Whole Milk Yogurt made by such companies as Stonyfield Farm, Cascade Fresh and Brown Cow. You can also Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt. Stonyfield Farm makes the YoBaby brand that many parents know and love. However, using a large container of Plain Whole Milk yogurt will save you money (and save on added sugar) and give you the flexibility of adding your own flavorings to baby's yogurt.





As regards yogurts marketed for for infants (between the ages of 8 months and 12 months old), the YoBaby brand does contain natural organic sugars. The sugar content is less than in a brand such as Dannimals and it is natural and not refined or chemically processed sugar. There are no additives such as starches, fructose syrup, gelatin etc in the Stonyfield YoBaby brand either. You may be surprised to learn that all yogurts, even the Plain yogurts, will contain sugar. Sugar (lactose) occurs naturally in dairy products. This "dairy" sugar is not an additive and we feel that is an important distinction to make.

Kelli - posted on 01/15/2010

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I have a 9 mos old, and I've done both, it didn't seem to make a difference. My son really likes the blended kind with the little bits of strawberries and stuff in it, although he's a really good eater. He generally prefers the "grown-up" version of foods. I always try to get foods with no added sugars and such.

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Kylie - posted on 01/16/2010

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hi there, i might be a bit late on the up take here, but i was at the docs the other day and got a leflet on 'Infant Nutrition' in it it says... Dairy food - milk, cheese, yoghurt - contain 10 essential nutrients for babys growth... yoghurt can be offered to your baby when he/she is 7 to 8mths old, start with plain regular fat yoghurt mixed with fresh fruit, when your baby is used to the taste you can introduce flavored yoghurt.
hope this helps :)

User - posted on 01/16/2010

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The baby version should be lower on sugars and other preservatives and such, but otherwise the same... Feel free to consult a pediatrician they can give a bit more certainty

Andrea - posted on 01/16/2010

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I'm not sure but just to be safe I woul keep feeding her the baby yogurt to make sure she doesn't get sick.

Niki - posted on 01/15/2010

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my pediatrician doesnt reccomend either. Yogurt contains cows milk which is one of the no-no's before 1 year...

Danielle - posted on 01/15/2010

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My 9 month old eats table food already.. including yogurt. but we also talked with her doctor about it to. and the more they eat form the table the more easier it will be to get them to eat anything you want them to as they get older.

Liz - posted on 01/15/2010

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i always gave my son regular yogurt. I just made sure it was all natural, no artificial sweetener and stuff like that.

Deborah - posted on 01/15/2010

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I buy the "adult" yogurts from Trader Joe's for my 9month old and i even add flax seed powder to it and she loves it!! it's very creamy yogurt with no chunks and she has had no problem with it.

Nikki - posted on 01/14/2010

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My daughter's pediatrician recommended yo baby but she actually loved the little kids yogurt called danonino (by dannon) its really good and she had it since young, never any problems..

Nicole - posted on 01/14/2010

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I gave both my girls yogurt very young. I remember asking the doctor about it and she said it was okay to feed baby's plain yogurt.

Amanda - posted on 01/14/2010

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i would ask the dr. 1st but i would feed my babys yogurt off and on and they did ok with it

Leslie - posted on 01/14/2010

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I see no problem with doing that. To be honest doctors and so called baby professionals try to tell you; you can't give your baby this and that. But majority of the time your baby tells you when they are ready to try new stuff. Such as; foods, dropping the bottle for the cup and so on. So just try things one by one; especially foods so if your baby has an allergic reaction you can tell which food possibly did it. Honey being a mother is a true learning experience, no matter how many children you have because each child is different.

Tasha - posted on 01/14/2010

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I tried giving my daughter the Yo baby yougurt when she was 6 mon old, and it actually made it vommitt!!!! I even tried the other flavors just to make sure that it just wasnt the one kind, and she couldnt keep any of it down. :( I feed my daughter (who will be 1 year old in just 2 weeks!!) the entire Gerber graduates line of toddler foods, and I have never had a problem!!! :) Have you tried giving her the new Gerber yogurts??? They come in three flavors, bananna, peach, (my daughters fav!!!) :) and strawberry. They have NO added sugars, artifical flavors, or preservatives. I love that it is soo healthy for her, and I know she isnt getting a lot of extra sugars and things that she DOESNT need!!! :) I hope that this helps!!! :) :) :) :)

Joy - posted on 01/14/2010

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I started letting both of my kids eat regular yogurt when they started eating baby food didnt see the harm in it. especially at 9 months 3 more months and your baby will be put on whole milk and off formula so.... introducing it in different dairy products could help out with her adjusting to it better.

Angela - posted on 01/14/2010

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as far as i am aware children over 6 months can have regular yoghurt but can only have cow's milk before 1yr if cooking with it. hope that helps.

Chantelize - posted on 01/14/2010

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HI, my son is now a year and I have started to give him yogurt and purity(baby food solids) and pap at 2 months and he loved it, yet now he doesnot stop eating, so I believe if they enjoy it why not

Jodi - posted on 01/14/2010

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I had always been told NOT to give a baby any type of dairy (except breast milk or formula) until the baby is at least 12 months. When my daughter was about 9 months, the formula I used (Kroger brand) had stopped being made. So, I figured I would just ween her onto cow's milk instead of putting her on another formula. Well, I now wish I hadn't done that because even now (she's 5 yrs. old now) she seems to get alot of stomach aches, alot of gas, & loose bowels. She loves milk but I really have to watch how much she has. So, if you give your baby yoghurt...I suggest that you not give her very much until she's at least a year old.

Kelly - posted on 01/14/2010

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my son is 10mnths old and i started feeding him ppl food at 8 mnths.. now he likes to eat my pizza an spaghettie.. but my son also had 6 teeth at 8mnths old.. try to feeding her spaghettie in a blinder is the texter of baby food but with a little chumks and she will love it i promise.. just ne ppl food make sure it is fine so she dont choke just put what ever u think she will like in a blinder make it fine enough for her to eat

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Hey Marnie, I love wholesomebabyfood.com! :) Great info you're sharing.

To everyone...read the labels/ingredients and be informed and aware!

Karina - posted on 01/13/2010

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it just depends on ya bub, they say bub's shouldn't have normall food cause of the crap that is in it, which is why there is bub food, it is specially formulated for bubs it has every thing they need to grow stronge and healthy, unlike our food which is full of preservitives and crap. but try introducing our food in small amounts and try to stay away from allergy foods.eg.penuts,seafood,ect. if not sure check with the child and family health clinics. hope it helped

Karina - posted on 01/13/2010

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I think that it is completely up to you. My daughter was eating regular yogert at 7 months.

Erin - posted on 01/13/2010

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I am a chef with with a great amount of study in nutrition. I have always given my daughter regular yogurt and she loves it!

Santana - posted on 01/13/2010

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My daughter only ate baby food of any kind for a short period of time!!! When she was 8 and 9 months old she was eating from the table. By the time she turned 10 months old she wasn't even takin a bottle anymore!!!! So I don't see anything wrong with giving her regular yogart.....she might even enjoy more!!!!!!!! My daughter who's 2 now loves strawberry cheesecake and peach flavor!!! Watch out for the chunks of strawberries and peaches!!

Brittany - posted on 01/13/2010

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i started my son on reg. milk before i gave him food with reg milk that is what you should do or talk it over with your doc

Rosemaria - posted on 01/13/2010

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Regular yougurt seems to help my 9month old poop. Which is good because she is irregular. I mix it with the Gerber fruits or the oatmeal. Good luck

Sarah - posted on 01/13/2010

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i feed my son muller little stars yogurts. (they're suitable from weaning but kept in regular milk/dairy aisle) he looooves them!

Melissa - posted on 01/13/2010

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Try a little and see if he has a reaction. If he dosnt then I say go for it. Mu daughter ate regular yogert every morning until she was 2. She hated anything else. Didnt harm her any. She has a great imune system and really isnt picky at all anymore. I think the only differnece between the two anyway is the % of milk. We neer even tryed the baby kind :)

Argie - posted on 01/13/2010

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i started her with baby yo and then switched her to toddler and now any kind, i havent had any issues. i think they are all pretty much the same as long as baby isnt lactose intolerant

Melissa - posted on 01/12/2010

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I was giving my daughter regular yogurt, but now that I found yo baby she has been eating that. The big difference is that yo baby has whole milk, so it's better for your baby's brain.

Nicole - posted on 01/12/2010

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yeh its totally fine my daughter was like 7 8 mon when she started to get it now she will almost eat a whole yogurt by herself

Emmylou - posted on 01/12/2010

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jalna is the best, it's natural and organic and even the flavored ones are good for the bubs and they all the probiotics which are also good

Bethanie - posted on 01/12/2010

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..and of course Yo Baby contains sugar. If you are comparing it to "regular" yogurt, it contains half the amount of sugar, nothing artificial and it's organic.

Bethanie - posted on 01/12/2010

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Quoting Amanda:

if you are goign to give them yogurt the best for babies is the YO baby by yoplait



Actually, it's made by Stonyfield Farm and found in the organic/all-natural section of a grocery store (at least it is in mine).

Jessica - posted on 01/12/2010

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my daughter eats activia every morning and loves it. The only precaution with yogurt would be watch the fat content. do not buy diet yogurt or fat free/reduced fat.. babies need their fats. i started my daughter on the Neilson fruit bottom yogurt and she loved it. yogurt is a great way to squeeze in a dairy serving and some extra calories and a fruit

Philinda - posted on 01/12/2010

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I gave all my kids plain yogurt to start with in small amounts to see if it would agree with them, then i would get the baby kind for the whole milk factor!!

Jamie - posted on 01/12/2010

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regular yogurt is fine!!! i know many people, and i alsoworked at a daycare before i had my daughter that gave regular yogurt right from the beginning. it is much cheaper than yobaby!!

Joannie - posted on 01/12/2010

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the baby can eat yogurt as long it does not have the chunks of fruits in it i gave my son yogurt when he was that age and he loved it so but i took out tje chucks of fruits out the yogurt

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Actually Amanda, that's what marketing would have you believe but even those yogurts contain sweeteners. The best yogurt for a baby as mentioned before is a plain whole milk yogurt. No sweeteners, no flavour. And I agree with Keegan, goat's milk yogurt is a good one to start with because it's easier to digest. I actually gave my son goat yogurt to star as well because he was mildly sensitive to the cow's milk yogurt. Now he can eat either though.

Amanda - posted on 01/12/2010

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if you are goign to give them yogurt the best for babies is the YO baby by yoplait

Keegan - posted on 01/12/2010

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i gave my son goat milk yogurt to start when he started foods and he did fine. i started with goat milk yogurt because its alittle easyer to digest then cows milk products. you just need to make sure that she dosent have any type of irritation from whatever new foods you give her but im sure you already know that ^^ and the less sugar in what you give her the better. id stay away from the yogurts aimed for older kids theyr loaded with way to much sugar and it kinda kills the benefits of the yogurt. i hope that helps you ^^

Aryn - posted on 01/12/2010

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I gave both of my kids regular and they are healthy.. i never really bought the special baby anything as long as you watch them and stuff you can save money on stuff that you dont have to have in baby when theyu make it in adult food for cheaper...

Anna - posted on 01/12/2010

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Theres a baby kind? Huh, I give my 7 month old regular yogurt in rather normal flavors. Shes in love with it, and yells at me when im eating some and dont share with her lol. I think as long as she isnt getting diareah or throwing up afterward, there is no harm. Plus, its probably cheaper not to buy "baby" related items lol

Tiffany - posted on 01/12/2010

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I would recommend waiting 3 more months until your baby is a year because the regular yogarts have stuff in them that babies stomachs are not ready for. All the lights and non sugar yogarts have artificial sugars which are not good for anyone. If you dont believe me research on Sucralose, Saccrin, and Aspartame and see what you come up with you'll be shocked. (I had to do a research paper on it for a college course.) The regulars are made with milk and other stuff that should not be given to a baby under 12 months. Hope this helps.

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FROM WHAT MY DR. SAYS NO DAIRY PRODUCTS TILL 1 YEAR. EXCEPT BREASTMILK OR FORMULA. TO PREVENT ALLERGIES LATER. THE SAME GOES FOR SEAFOOD AND NUTS, ETC.

Merry - posted on 01/12/2010

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Quoting Sara:

The most important thing is to look at the labels and always get food with more vitamins and less sugar/fat content.



Sara you are going to want to get your baby a whole milk yogurt as they need all the fat right now, less suga is definately right but you want more fat for now

Natasha - posted on 01/12/2010

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i give my little one yeo valley full fat youghurt with some puree fruit or mashed bannan hes six months and loves it :)

Bethanie - posted on 01/11/2010

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I've been feeding my son Yo Baby since he was about 10 months old. I like it because it has less sugar then adult yogurt, is made with whole milk, some of them contain cereal in the bottom and some have added DHA. Whether you choose that or another yogurt, to me the most important things to look for are: sugar content--some of the adult yogurts have a TON of sugar in them and beware of the "sugar free" ones, cause they aren't sugar free they are just sweetened with an alternative sweetner such as aspartame, sucralose or saccharin--I would stay away from artificially flavored and anything with food colorings and added (unnecessary) preservatives. A quality yogurt is a terrific addition to a babies diet because of the healthy bacteria in them. Yogurt wouldn't be an allergen unless your child has a milk allergy.

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