Food Question Can my 9mold baby eat regular yogurt or does she have to yo baby kind?
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Raelene - posted on 01/15/2010
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
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
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
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
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 :)
Danielle - posted on 01/15/2010
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.
Leslie - posted on 01/14/2010
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
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
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.
Jodi - posted on 01/14/2010
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
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
Karina - posted on 01/13/2010
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
Santana - posted on 01/13/2010
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!!
Melissa - posted on 01/13/2010
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 :)
Bethanie - posted on 01/12/2010
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
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
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.
Keegan - posted on 01/12/2010
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
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
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
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.
Merry - posted on 01/12/2010
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
Bethanie - posted on 01/11/2010
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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