My daughter is7 months,2 weeks old. When do you start giving them stage 3 baby food or grown up food?


Michelle - posted on 10/07/2009




My son started on finger foods this month and I was told by the doctor that he can have cheerios, graham crackers(his favorite), cottage cheese, and anything I am eating as long as it is cut up really well. He has had chicken and hamburger and I have not had any problems but it all depends on what your baby is ready for... is she is "chewing" then she is ok to have things like that but if she is still sucking when you put food in her mouth then she probably isn't ready.. Go with your gut and ask your doctor for a list of ok foods to start with...:)


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Amber - posted on 05/22/2013




With the yogurt melts be careful which kind you get the Gerber ones are thick and my son chocked on them twice the parents choice ones are thin and melt fast unlike the Gerber ones

Dawn - posted on 10/12/2009




I just switched to Stage 3 Applesauce and Bannans this week and I wish I had started with those, they are creamy and not so watery. I am going to try other foods next shopping trip, so I will repost if I can. I gave him a yogurt melt a few weeks ago and he kinda choked on it so I am a little hesitant on the cracker type snacks but will keep trying. I noticed the packages have recommendations on them to see if they are ready; I am going by those.

Randi - posted on 10/12/2009




my daughter was born feb 8th and is eating grown up food if i chew it up a little or if its soft.. and she loves it.. she hates baby food

Stacey - posted on 10/11/2009




My daughter just stopped eating stage 2 foods. I took her to the doctor to make sue nothing was wrong. My friend suggested she liked texture since she would eat her crunchies and puffs. She was correct. She was 7 1/2 months old. She has 6 teeth also. She let me know that she was ready for it.

Jennifer - posted on 10/08/2009




i make my own baby food so when you say adult food what do you mean? because i let orson have big chunks of fruit and certain veggies so he can hold it and then kinda gum/teeth part of it.

Sally - posted on 10/07/2009




My daughter is the same age, I still have her on stage 2 foods only. I woulden't try stage 3 until maybe 9 months. My pediatrician said to hold off on meats until 9 months also. She is very happy with stage 2 for now. And she still has no teeth.

Each baby is different. Don't rush her.

Jennie - posted on 10/07/2009




my 7month & 2week old is still eating stage 2 foods and finger foods such as arrowroot cookies and wagon wheels and things like that . i have never use stage 3 foods . i just start adult foods after stage 2 at bout 9 months. he also still dosent have any teeth yet so some things are hard to give to him.

Jodi - posted on 10/06/2009




my son is 7 months old also. I just started him on some stage 3 foods. i do notice that some have pretty big size chunks... considering he doesn't have any teeth yet. he has had mashed potatoes and soft adult food.

Catherine - posted on 10/06/2009




We are doing baby led weaning. My son never ate baby food. He started with table foods at 6.5 months.

Michelle - posted on 10/06/2009




Most stage 3's are rated for 8 months and older. As to adult food, how and when can depend on things like what it is and how many teeth they have. Things that they can not easily chew can obviously be choking hazards and there are things that you generally wait for because of allergies (nuts, fish). Introduce adult foods slowly as they're able to eat them. My daughter has been eating little pieces of pancakes, lots of mum mum rice ruskers and stuff like that. .

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