Ideas for first solids

BrittanieBoller - posted on 05/18/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )




My son is almost 9 months old and we r just staring solids. I'm not really sure what to give him. I give him cereal and grilled cheese but thats pretty much it otherwise its breastmilk and baby food but he's starting to not want to eat the baby food. Any ideas on what else i can give him?

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Erin - posted on 06/03/2012




my son loves avocado! Make sure it is ripe and just mush it up with a fork. It is simple and convenient because it doesnt have to be cooked plus it is ful of good fats and nutrients.

Fadwa - posted on 05/28/2012




Vegetable smoothies can be as sweet and tasty as fruit smoothies -- if you have the right recipe. These carrot cake smoothies taste just like the dessert they're named after -- only they are much healthier. Enjoy these carrot smoothies for breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack or dessert.
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


3/4 cup baby food carrots
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/3 cup pineapple coconut juice (such as RW Knudsen)
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp. sweetened flaked coconut
1 whole graham cracker
1-3 tsp. honey (depending on how sweet you like it)
1/2 cup ice

Place the carrots and pineapple chunks in the bottom of a blender, food processor or Vita Mix Blender.

Top with the juice. Add remaining ingredients in the order listed.

Puree until smooth and frosty, adding more ice if necessary to achieve a milkshake-like consistency.

Priscilla - posted on 05/22/2012




Although many pediatricians will recommend starting with cereal however, foods like cereals, grains and breads are very challenging for little ones to digest. Thus, these foods should be some of the last to be introduced. Here is a really helpful website on what to feed your little one and when to start. Hope this helps!

Miriam - posted on 05/22/2012




by 9 nmonths old he can actually pretty much eat anything other than peanut butter! I would give him whatever you eat so he can start getting used to eating what you eat.

Kimi - posted on 05/20/2012




My kids started on Spaghetti (totally by accident, my son grabbed it right off my dad's plate and had it in his mouth by the time I looked down at him, one of those split second deals) and eggs. I'm one of those parents that take what the doctors say regarding food at a passing glance. Eggs were my first food and I'm just fine. My kids are just fine. Honestly you don't know what a kid is gonna like until you try!!! But pasta is definitely a good start, along with fruits and vegetables. Start them healthy!!!! They will be more likely to eat healthy if started healthy (But don't go total health nut on them a little bit of sweets now and then is good for them)

Stifler's - posted on 05/20/2012




Avocado, banana, toast, sweet potato (cut into small bits), sandwiches, apple slices, pieces of cheese, chicken to mung on. Whatever you eat.

Janice - posted on 05/19/2012




really you can cut up anything that is soft into tiny pieces. So bananas, melon, pasta, boiled or steamed veggies, almost anything.

Also you can start using regular applesauce (no sugar kind), yogurt and mashed potatoes/ sweet potatoes.

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Banana pieces, cheerios, toast cut into cubes, apples, basically anything you eat only cut up small. Some things will depend on how many teeth he has.

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We do baby led weaning so we start with small chunks of ripe avocados, sweet potatoes and bananas. I steam squash, pears, apples...pretty much any fruit or veggie that we eat and just cut it up small so that my baby can pick it up.

Liz - posted on 05/18/2012




Little bits of anything. Cheese, meats, veggies and fruits (cooked, if necessary, to make them softer), bread products...I don't know about your son, but my 11 month old daughter has a very sensitive gag reflex. I have really only started giving her solids (other than baby food of course) in the last week or so. Just make sure whatever you give him is soft and small. Gradually work him up to bigger bites. I have to feed my daughter every bite of something, or else she will grab a whole fistful and choke herself.

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