What is your baby's favorite snack?

Kathleen - posted on 06/25/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My son, at 10 months, has no teeth. As a first time mother, i'm unsure of what kind of snacks are appropriate for him. I"ve tried some apples, watermelon (cause he can't bite, rather "gum" chunks off). Friends have recommended banana, toast, cheerios...but their children have teeth and I'm worried about him taking off a chunk he can't chew...am I paranoid? What do your babies eat?

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Kylee - posted on 07/21/2009

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Jasmine's fave snack is cheese. We call her the Cheese Monster. She can't get enough of it.

Dana - posted on 07/20/2009

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My son has his 2 front lower teeth, and he eats anything that we give him...from cheerios, puffs, mac & cheese, crackers, pasta graduates from gerber, etc.

Tonia - posted on 07/18/2009

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My daughter has been eating pretty much everything we do (with the exception of things like steak that you really do need those molars for), but they don't really need teeth to eat stuff. They're very capable of mashing food up with those tough little gums they have. Her favorite things to snack on are the Gerber Puffs, Lil Crunchies, Wagon Wheels..but those can get expensive. I find a big box of Cheerios, graham crackers and Nilla Wafer cookies are a much cheaper route to go. Pears, ripe mango, peaches, banana, toast, braunschweger, chicken, hamburger, pasta, turkey, steamed veggies of all kinds..all cut into pieces small enough to eat but big enough for her to feed herself.

She is almost 11 mos and just had her first 4 teeth come in over the past week.

Kathleen - posted on 07/11/2009

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Thanks for the replies -- I realize now that I'm just PARANOID!! I have introduced him to alot more since writing this post and have been really surprised at what he does eat and what he can manage.

Kathleen - posted on 07/11/2009

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Quoting Meghan:

my daughter will be 11 months next week and has no teeth either. She doesnt have a problem with most foods....she loves the Graduate Puffs and yogurt tubes...she still has some trouble with hard fruit like cantelope and pinapple but she likes grapes cut in fours with the skin removed, strawberries, watermelon and she loves bananas...I give her pieces big enough to fit in her hand and she will eat it all! for the harder fruit I put it in a Nuby net thing...it has a handle with a net that you stick on the other end that you put fruit in and then they chew on it and they only get pieces big enough to fit through the holes of the net...she eats the cantelope and mango in that as they are harder to gum. She has also started eating Nutrios by Heinz...in the last month or so...she likes those too....they are similar to cheerios but made for babies!! Meal times she just eats what we eat but cut up...she is good with most cooked veggies, meat, pasta, pizza...pretty much whatever we eat and she has started to feed herself too...so yes I agree with Katie...it makes meal times much more relaxing



Thanks, this was really helpful.  I really like the net idea -- I will look for it. I have introduced him to alot more, and he has started putting foods in his mouth on his own.  

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My son is going to be 11 months in a couple of days, and he has 8 teeth. He eats EVERYTHING...and what he doesn't eat he throws on the ground for the dog :) His favorite is definately the goldfish crackers. He pretty much eats anything and everything. He loves to take bites from his older brothers, who are always eating something!!! (I even caught his 9 year old brother sharing his fruit by the foot with him yesterday, which I do not recomend, LOL)

Lindsey - posted on 06/29/2009

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My son is just about 11 months, only has 1 tooth. But for the last couple months he has eaten just about anything that we eat. I just cut it up small. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, toast, spaghetti, mac n cheese, grilled cheese, hot dogs, tator tot casserole, tuna casserole, french toast sticks, ...daycare feeds him the same food that the older kids eat and he does just fine...even when he didn't have teeth.

Meghan - posted on 06/28/2009

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my daughter will be 11 months next week and has no teeth either. She doesnt have a problem with most foods....she loves the Graduate Puffs and yogurt tubes...she still has some trouble with hard fruit like cantelope and pinapple but she likes grapes cut in fours with the skin removed, strawberries, watermelon and she loves bananas...I give her pieces big enough to fit in her hand and she will eat it all! for the harder fruit I put it in a Nuby net thing...it has a handle with a net that you stick on the other end that you put fruit in and then they chew on it and they only get pieces big enough to fit through the holes of the net...she eats the cantelope and mango in that as they are harder to gum. She has also started eating Nutrios by Heinz...in the last month or so...she likes those too....they are similar to cheerios but made for babies!! Meal times she just eats what we eat but cut up...she is good with most cooked veggies, meat, pasta, pizza...pretty much whatever we eat and she has started to feed herself too...so yes I agree with Katie...it makes meal times much more relaxing

Amber - posted on 06/28/2009

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My son only has 2 bottom teeth and he eats the Graduate puffs,yogurt and try graham crackers. He loves those and has only been eating them for a couple weeks but does very well with them.

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My son is 10 months old and he has 4 teeth. He eats almost everything that we eat. My husband and I cut up everything into small pieces and we always watch him while he eats. I couldn't tell you what his favorite food is because I haven't even found something that he doesn't like. My son can also feed himself which has made mealtime a lot more relaxing!

Sarah - posted on 06/28/2009

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my son has two teeth and is 10 months old. here are a list of things that he can eat: bread, goldfish snacks, gerber puffs, little pieces of bread, strawberries, bananas, white rice, cheese, mac and cheese, spagetti. the key is to give them small pieces first and when you know he could handle that size and up it a little.

Heather - posted on 06/27/2009

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agreed....the Puffs are the best way to start! she can't get enough of them now, but it taught her how to feed her self really well!

Jessica - posted on 06/27/2009

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my son is 10 months with no teeth as well... and we give him just about everything....cheerious toast, puffs mum mum... soft peices of meat..fruit just small bites and he does great with it all

Ashley - posted on 06/26/2009

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My daughter had 1 tooth and I gave her the yogurt melts from Gerber, but I break them into small pieces. Now she has 2 teeth, at 10 months and she also likes the lil crunchies also from gerber.

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My daughter's teeth only started coming in this week( she'll be 11 months next week), her favorite foods are cheese, crackers, strawberries, raspberries and alphabet pasta with parm. My daughter would live off of cheese if I let her. He needs to learn and it'll take time just start with small pieces. Good Luck.

Lauren - posted on 06/26/2009

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I agree with the other two post. Rylee only has 2 teeth and they don't make a difference in the foods she eats. She likes: cantaloupe, watermelon, yogurt, cheerios, Gerber puffs, Baby Mum Mums, mac and cheese, toast, cheese crumbles, banana, etc.

Anything that is soft or that I can break into very small pieces.

Jennifer - posted on 06/26/2009

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My Little guy just got two teeth but he eats everything, Toast- just break it up into small pieces, cheerios, maccaroni, yogert, and there are tons of foods that desolve easily that you can buy at the store for him my little guy loves them all and it gives him a variety.

Laura - posted on 06/26/2009

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My little boy only has two little teeth on the bottom. He eats Cheerios, little pieces of toast, Gerber Graduate puffs, pretty much anything that desolves in the mouth.

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