Any Food ideas for 10 month old and intro to cheese?

Catherine - posted on 06/02/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )

12

34

1

My daughter is 10 months old this week and I'm wondering what other types of food to try with her or how/when to introduce cheese or yogurt? Right now she eats oatmeal mixed with fruit baby food for breakfast, lunch is usually a veggie and fruit baby food, and dinners she sometimes will do a fruit and veggie baby food or sometimes she'll eat pasta with red sauce. She has tried some meats that I've shredded up after I've cooked dinner and some veggies too. I feel like I don't know what to start trying for dinners or lunches that are more solid. She seems to do fine with solid food (she has 5 teeth) has had breads, pancakes minus syrup, crackers and puffs. I haven't tried any dairy yet. So I guess I'm wondering what I can make her to try next and what type of dairy to introduce first?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Joy - posted on 06/02/2011

17

13

1

My daughter is also ten months old, and a lot of things that I thought she didn't like were simply texture issues; that and she wasn't quite used to how "strong" some tastes were...most baby food is a bit watered down, and so table food is a bit strong at first. I first let my little one try dairy a couple weeks ago, and just let her try a little bit of shredded cheese with her lunch. she loved it. I haven't tried yogurt yet, or milk (too soon for milk), but a lot of days I give her cooked veggies and a soft cut up fruit for lunch, as well as a grain or bread of some sort--noodles, rice, something like that (or sometimes an avocado instead), and then for dinner she usually has a shredded meat with a grain/starch (something like pasta, potato, tortilla, rice--you get the idea haha), cooked vegetable (carrots, peas, green beans, lima beans--sidebar: i haven't given her asparagus because i'm afraid it will be a little too "woody" in texture), and a cut up soft fruit. I always keep a little sippy of water at the table, just in case. (: usually it's a combination of letting her feed herself and me feeding her. and for fruits--you could try cooked peaches (you can just bake them in a little bit of water, it makes them super soft and super sweet), pears (they are very mild, a lot like an apple, but if you cook them they get very soft), and mango, although mango has a very distinctive taste that took a little getting used to for my baby. one thing that helped my baby was a mesh strainer thingy (i know, very technical term, right? haha). they have a little handle on them and you can put a fruit inside the mesh and baby can chew on it and get a taste of the fruit without having to deal with pieces of it right away...by the time it comes through the mesh it is basically pureed or smashed. you can get those at nearly any store--i got mine at target--may i recommend the munchkin brand--the handle unscrews and the mesh part is removable so it is very easy to clean, and the handle has a built-in cooling part that you can freeze/refrigerate to keep baby's fruit cold. it also has a cover that snaps on so you can store it without getting fruit all over the place. (: oh, i've also done apricots, plums, blackberries and raspberries (though with these i typically put them in the mesh thing so that the seeds don't bother her), cut-up grapes...basically any soft fruit. the only thing we waited to try was kiwi because her uncle is allergic...and we just tried it last week and she did great with it. i've heard that mandarin is a good one too, but i haven't tried it yet. i know this is a long reply but i hope it helps! good luck and God bless!

14 Comments

View replies by

Naomi - posted on 07/03/2011

22

21

0

my little girl loves pizza and pasta bake with grated cheese on i know theres not much cheese on either but mite just give her a taste of it she also likes dairylea and other soft cheeses

Sherry - posted on 06/27/2011

74

16

4

My daughter doesnt eat fruit at all, the doctor told me that about 90% of babies don't like fruit right away but to keep trying it once in a while. Yogurt can be introduced after 9 months but make sure it is full fat yogurt. Not sure where you are but here, in Ontario, we have 2 really good brands one is called lil ones and its meant for babies, the other is stoneyfield.

Aimee - posted on 06/25/2011

5

37

0

Have you tried to smash up the banna? I know when I started feeding my daughter fresh bannas I had to smash them up for her to eat them.

Aimee - posted on 06/25/2011

5

37

0

My daughter is 10 months old and I give her most of the solid food that I eat. I make sure it is shreeded up real good and she eats it with no problem. I even give her ice cream which has reguler milk in it and it dont bother her. So I do not see what it would hurt to try yogurt.

Noelle - posted on 06/13/2011

46

20

6

My son is 9 1/2 months and he much prefers to feed him self "big people food" We do plain cheerios in the morning with some kind of fruit. Bananas, or mangos are his favorite. Also watermelon, cooked apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, etc. I've introduced him to dairy. I started with small bits of cheese. For lunch he eats toasted cheese sandwiches, or elbow noodles with melted cheddar cheese, and broccoli. For dinner shredded chicken, fish, with vegetable or fruit, and bread, or tortilla, rice, or other grain.

Jennifer - posted on 06/11/2011

12

0

0

My son is 9 months and I have recently started using this website to help me to introduce more solids. I like it for it helps me not to get in those ruts of feeding the same thing over and over. Plus it tells you when to introduce things and even has charts/menus you can print out or modify(which I did) for you. I just tried kiwi tonight and he loved it!!! http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/

Tender - posted on 06/09/2011

10

0

0

our kid loves watermelon, or any melon, pears, peaches, oranges. as far as dairy he loves frozen yogurt, cheese ,milk, anything we eat basicly is what he eats . and he refuses baby food!

Valerie - posted on 06/05/2011

901

29

172

wait til one year old for dairy due to allergies and digestion...sounds like she can share in some table foods...i used a baby food grinder until they could handle small bite size pieces...my kids loved green beans, maaroni, peas, apple slices, potatoes, sweet potatoes mashed or fried, bits of meat...table foods

Stephanie - posted on 06/05/2011

2

0

0

My daughter is almost 10 months old And she's completely off baby food .. Breakfast she eats eggs or rice krispies cereal lunch she eats either macaroni and cheese or Spagetti-O's and dinner she eats whatever we eat and she is on regular milk she loves meatloaf and potatoes and she also eats vegetables with us... She is a big girl now she thinks

Catherine - posted on 06/03/2011

12

34

1

Thank you joy! I have the mesh thing but she always wants to chew on the handle instead lol I'm ready to start branching out and trying new things so I guess I need to hit up the grocery store! :)

Carly - posted on 06/03/2011

110

19

8

My bubs eats 1 and a half weetbix/vita brits with fruit and cow's milk for breakie (in Aus they say to use cow's milk after 10 months, although I have been using it for quite a while - oops!), for lunch she has half a banana or some other fruit (pears, pureed apple, peaches etc..) and half a sandwich (she eats 1cm x 1cm pieces no probs) and a couple of cheese sticks, and for dinner she eats what the rest of the family eats. Tonight it was ravioli, could be spaghetti or tuna casserole or meat and 3 veg. Afternoon tea is a half cup of yoghurt. She only has her 2 bottom teeth but has no problems and chows down everything. Start branching out and try whatever you wish, she will love the new foods! I only avoid strawberries, nuts and honey... She loves rice too.

How about kiwi or avocado?

Catherine - posted on 06/02/2011

12

34

1

Oh and any suggestions on fruit because she doesn't seem to want to eat or like fresh fruits. I'm not sure if they are to tart but she always spits out bananas, blueberries, or strawberries.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms