What is your 9 month old eating?

Lindsay - posted on 10/16/2009 ( 44 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone,



Just thought I would start a list of things that I am currently feeding my 9 month old and please share with me what your 9 month old is eating too! I want to see if there is something I have missed and would like to try.



Fruit - peaches, apples, bananas, blueberries, watermelon, pears

Veggies - carrots, squash, peas, sweet potato, mashed potato, corn, green beans

Meats - chicken, turkey, beef (all in those baby jars) - she did try some real turkey at thanksgiving

hard cheese - cheddar and marble (just started earlier this week)

Pasta - got the pasta for babies but it was so messy and I don't think she liked it.

Baby mum mums



Thanks!

Lindsay

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Mandy - posted on 10/16/2009

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my son has never had food from a jar.

he eats toast, avacado, sandwiches, bananas, apples, pasta, chicken, fish, lamb, pork, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, beans, rice, mango, potato, pumpkin, sweet potato, pretty much what ever we are eating.

i read somewhere that the shouldnt have berries before 12mo, so we havent started on them yet

Lucy - posted on 10/22/2009

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my boy was 9 months yeasterday n has a very large range of diet, he will eat pretty much every fruit n veg n tried chicken,pork,lamb and beef and ham, the only things he wont eat are advocado,salmon and blueberries. he eats what i call adult food. a typical day is toast or ceral for breakfast with fruit, just startd mid morning snack-rice cakes,dairlylea luncable,carrot sticks,yoghurt. lunch 2day was cheesy scrambled egg with torn up ham pieces n bread, otherwise roast veg,pasta with sauce or veg,rissoto or potato with veg. he then will have dessert,fruit or yoghurt,likes jelly. dinner is normally meat or fish with potates n veg n then a dessert. just started adding more flavours 2 cooking using garlic,peppers,onions,herbs n so far so gud. he has no teeth yet but really enjoys biting down on solid foods

Mirella - posted on 10/22/2009

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hello, my nine month old is eating the same. except for hard cheese im scared to feed him that, but im sure he will like it. he also gets a sandwich (whole weat) with strawberry jam and he likes that. he still gets about 3 too 4 bottles of formula and also baby cereal. he is not a big eater and a big jar will last me 3 feedings. is that normal? thanks mirella

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He's eating Stage 2 Gerber foods. Thinking about starting the stage 3 foods. He loves sweet potatoes and applesauce.

Ade - posted on 10/22/2009

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rice and fish but apparently he loves to eat so he eats almost everything.

Michele - posted on 10/21/2009

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my baby girl loves to eat!she also loves to watch us eat!if we're eating something and i believe that it's safe for her then I'll offer her some.she usually tries it herself, but if she has a full tummy she'll reject it, but still sits there and watches lol. I love watching her learn.

Anne - posted on 10/21/2009

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My son is 9 1/2 months old and just started to really be able to handle small bites of adult food without gagging. He started on the puffs a while ago, but those just melt so fast, he never had a problem with them. I'm curious if I still have to wait a few days when introducing new foods? Anyone know the answer? I'd love to start giving him what we're eating whenever possible. He's starting to, as another mom put it, "swarm" us when we eat. I've been making his food since he started on purees. The only exception was carrots as the pediatrician said not to make those due to the unstable levels of nitrates. Not sure if that is still a problem at his age now, but I've started mixing them with other veggie concoctions. Now my challenge is coming up with good breakfasts and lunches that are easy and well rounded. He eats A LOT! LOL.

Amanda - posted on 10/21/2009

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my daughter is 9 months old....won't touch baby mush or applesauce...but will eat off a highcahir happily. cheerious honey combs whatever i made for dinner...just expirament. stay away from nuts ands fish for a while. your baby will eat what they eat. if your eating steak biet off a small piece and let them taste. if she doesn't want it she doesnt wnat it.She knows what she can handle.

Jennifer - posted on 10/21/2009

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my son just started on the finger foods as well he is eating gerber puffs, yougurt bites and mum mums

as far as baby food goes he likes pretty much everything as long as it is mixed with something else: turkey w/sweet potatoes, spaghetti,chicken noodles, peas,corn, squash. prunes, bananas, apricots,carrots broccoli,ham, oatmeal, green beans

he has tried pretty much everything.

Donna - posted on 10/21/2009

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Hiya. It sounds like shes eating what a normal 9 month old is suppose to be eating. My 9 mo. old.. I can't keep anything out of his mouth. From fruits in baby jars to adult food all the way down to the dirt he finds on the floor! He loves the Parents Choice Puffs. I have yet to try him on cheese, gonna try that this week. :) Good luck

Valerie - posted on 10/21/2009

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My little man will be 9 months on the 24th. He eats pretty much all the Gerber stage 1 & 2 jared stuff except things with strawberries and the chicken noodle dinners. Strawberries gave him hives and the chicken noodle dinners didn't quite agree with him. I started him on the Gerber puffs about a month ago and he's just now getting to the point where he pops them in his mouth by himself. He LOVES the Gerber Bitter Biscuits and has no trouble with munching on those by himself. I just stared to try him out on the stage 3 jars and a little bit of real food. I've given him some turkey, tortilla wrap, and vanilla cake. He choked a couple times so I've back tracked a little until he can better figure things out and/or gets some teeth in. I still continue to try out mushy type foods but I'm terrified of him choking.

CHELSEA - posted on 10/21/2009

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STEPHEN L0VES T0 EAT EVERYTHiNG, HE iS BY FAR FR0M BEiNG PiCKY, HE L0VES H0T D0GG'S, MASHED P0TAT0ES, FRENCH FRiES, ANYTHiNG THAT iS S0FT, & i HAVE NO FEAR OF HiM GETTiNG CH0KED UP 0N.

Heather - posted on 10/21/2009

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we give our son stage 3 jar foods, or sometimes i make baby food. i also give him bits of what we're eating. he's getting to where he wants to pick it up and do it himself. we do have to be careful though as he doesn't have any teeth yet. the only thing i haven't really given him yet is salad, but everytime i have one he's always eyeing it up and trying to grab it. lol i think it's all the bright colors.

Esther - posted on 10/21/2009

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Quoting kerrianne:

hi i have a 9 mth old son who i carnt get to eat anything any idear on what i can give him to help him eat i have tried feeding him thru a spoon and its just not working pleae help as he need to eat and me going crazy?



He might not be ready just yet... If you breastfeed him and he is not interested in other food, it means he is getting enough. Just let him experiments little by little and he will show you when he is ready. Dont worry about it, and definetly do not force him.



 



Our baby is breastfed exclusively, she is 8 months and 3 weeks. She tried a few different fruits and veggies a few times, -- avocado, squash, pear, banana, but does not seem to be ready We have a very good pediatritian, who followsDr Sears practice and is very sought after, and just brought our baby for a check up 2 days ago. She said that the baby is doing great, and to just follow her lead, and to not force any solids on her, wait till she is ready. Dr Sears has some great advice on his site as well... Check it out.

Esther - posted on 10/21/2009

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Exclusevly breastfeeding still, she does not have teeth, so according to the research it is better to wait with solids till then. She tried an avocado, pear and banana, but just tried but not desperate to eat it as a meal, she is not ready for solids just yet ;)) And we will wait till she is ready. She growing very well, very active, walks, uses potty so no reason to rush it... Will definetly have everything orgnic and home made. Those baby foods are so-o processed, and it is so easy to make it home and healthier too.

Jessica - posted on 10/20/2009

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My son is nine months old and he won't eat jar food anymore! He eats pretty much EVERYTHING we eat. Granted we have to cut everything up in very small pieces. My husband and I figured he was ready when everytime we ate, he would swarm us. He just wanted to be like mommy and daddy=]. so we gave him bites and he handled it very well! The only thing we DON'T feed him are eggs!

Juliette - posted on 10/20/2009

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Quoting Rhonda:

I wanted to try Hailey with some real food but she doesn't have any teeth yet? Should I wait until her teeth comes through>???


Yes! Our baby gums Cheerios, bits of bread, quinoa, any mashed veggies, soft fruits like ripe pears and bananas, just scoop 'em out and in the mouth!

Mellody - posted on 10/19/2009

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Quoting Stefka:

Pretty much the same + cauliflower, broccoli, cereales ( all most all of them )pumpkin.Oranges,strowberries,milk and hole egg are gonna have to wait until 12 monts ( highly alergenic)


 





I’m quoting this post because I was really nervous about allergies too, so I did a lot of reading about which foods are safe and which are not.

You can actually give your babies eggs from 6-8 months, but only the yolks no whites. All (or almost all) of the nutrients are in the yolk anyways. No whites because of high bacteria levels, which are harmful to a baby’s digestive system.



Another highly allergenic food is honey. Due to botulism poisoning (bacteria spores) which make infants less than 1 year very ill. After 1 year the intestines contain enough acids to counteract the toxins the botulism spores secrete. I’ve heard that corn syrup is okay (used to relieve constipation) but have read that it, as well as molasses, may also contain botulism spores.



The top 8 allergenic foods that account for 90% of food allergies are: Milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts (walnuts, cashew etc.) fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat. **Wheat allergies are not gluten intolerances.



Foods that may cause allergic reactions: berries (not blueberries or cranberries) chocolate, cinnamon (may cause rashes) citrus fruits (acidic) coconut, corn, dairy products, egg whites, mustard, nuts, peas, peanut butter, pork, shellfish, soy, strawberries, wheat and yeast.

Foods least likely to cause allergic reactions: apples, apricots, avocados barley beets, broccoli carrots, cauliflower, chicken, cranberries, dates, grapes, honey, lamb, lettuce, mangoes, oats, papayas, peaches, pears, poi, raisins, rice, rye, safflower oil, salmon, squash, sunflower oil, sweet potatoes, turkey and veal **honey is listed because after 1 year it is unlikely to cause a reaction.



Oranges are safe for babies, but most people hold off due to the acidity. The same goes for other acidic fruits or veggies like lemon and pineapple or tomatoes. If you’re worried about a reaction, look for rashes. The high acid levels in oranges etc. usually cause rashes in babies who are allergy sensitive. If no rash appears then the fruit should be fine. And oranges are great for babies, not just for vitamin C, there are many other vitamins – too many to list, in oranges. And they are really yummy. ***Citric food rashes are usually considered food reactions or intolerances not allergies**



My daughter just had a cold, I gave her bottles of orange juice, and cranberry juice and less formula (dairy is not good when sick) and the cold was gone in about 3 days.

Avery is 9 months and she eats everything I eat, with the exception or pork and any highly allergenic foods. She didn’t eat a lot of jarred food. I preferred blending my own, and she seemed to like the flavour more as well. Some of the foods she seems to like the most are sweet potatoes, regular potatoes (French fries lol), all squashes, blueberries, apple, pineapple, chicken, tomatoes – really loves spaghetti, rice, cheese, macaroni salad, brown beans, broccoli, ice cream (never a lot though) and of course arrow root cookies!



I love watching Avery try new foods and I love watching her eat. She enjoys eating so much. I hope you have just as much fun trying new foods with your little one. And I hope this helps! Good luck and Take care!! :)

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I read through this kind of fast, so I'm sorry if someone else mentioned it, but scrambled eggs are a great food that they can feed themselves. I mix in spinach or pureed broccoli before I cook them, and my 9-month-old loves them. I think it's recommended that they just eat the yolks, but I give her the whole thing.

Lindsay - posted on 10/19/2009

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I agree buying the baby jars are expensive - its good to see that I can start having her eat what we eat! Went for a check up today and talked about eating food with the nurse practitioner and she says its good to start having them eat big people food around this age because if you keep them strictly on pureed foods when they are a year old they may be more resistant to trying big people food which means you might have a very picky eater.

Jessica - posted on 10/19/2009

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Although my little girl has teeth and is 9 months I was scary of choking. I was just feeding her jarred baby food. Her grandparents fed her whatever they ate when they kept her so it made me more comfortable to do the same, realizing her gummes are a lot stronger than you think! She now is eating people food that I mesh up with a fork or spoon, 3 jarred food but not a lot of meat, ground beef but I haven't tried chicken! Can't speak for the grandparents, they sneak and feed her whatever, LOL...anyone else have this problem?

Mary - posted on 10/19/2009

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Funny how I just posted something about food and then I find this. I got some ideas from other people so thanks. Also for all those who make their own food...you go! Hee, I could never do it. I was starting to get worried about my son's eating since he gulps down his jar food and always seems to be hungry. So, we tried moving on to stage 3 (he was eating two jars of stage two for each meal), but he has zero interest in it. We had started giving him big people food and I thought that was turning him off to baby food, but he still ate the stage 2 with no problems. I had been giving him a piece of toast in the morning and he LOVED it. He also loves fries. I swear he knows when I make them without showing him anything. I gave him some chicken pot pie the other day and he loved it. He will eat spicy food with no problem. My husband let him tried something and the baby was knocking him over to get more! We let him taste a lemon to see how he would react and he wouldn't give it back. He had a piece of orange today and let the skin. He loves his fruit and has no problem with eating veggies, but I'm ready to move on from baby jar food. It is getting so expensive to just be giving him that every meal.

Mary - posted on 10/19/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

I make all my own baby food and it's so easy. The only jarred food my little one gets is the pureed meats because mine never came out right.

Veggies: yellow squash, zucchini, peas, pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots, lentils, brocoli, cauliflower, corn
Fruit- watermelon, mango, kiwi, honeydew, cantaloupe, apple, pear, banana, peach, plum, nectarine,

I just started introducing meat. He's had beef and chicken (from jars) but I mix it with my home made veggies.

I also mix cereal in with most food to make it a bit thicker because he's not a fan of the thin, runny stuff.

He also just figured out how to self feed so he's really into those Gerber Puffs. He's also had Cherrios and the small pasta, Orzo. I really want to try to more finger foods. Any suggestions?


My son loves saltines and pretzels. He flips out when he sees me with the bag. He also loves to eat the 100 calorie snacks. I got them for me to snack on, but he loves them. They are small enough for his hands, but big enough so he doesn't choke on it. If puffs were money I'd be a millionaire with the amount he eats.

Mary - posted on 10/19/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

I make all my own baby food and it's so easy. The only jarred food my little one gets is the pureed meats because mine never came out right.

Veggies: yellow squash, zucchini, peas, pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots, lentils, brocoli, cauliflower, corn
Fruit- watermelon, mango, kiwi, honeydew, cantaloupe, apple, pear, banana, peach, plum, nectarine,

I just started introducing meat. He's had beef and chicken (from jars) but I mix it with my home made veggies.

I also mix cereal in with most food to make it a bit thicker because he's not a fan of the thin, runny stuff.

He also just figured out how to self feed so he's really into those Gerber Puffs. He's also had Cherrios and the small pasta, Orzo. I really want to try to more finger foods. Any suggestions?


My son loves saltines and pretzels. He flips out when he sees me with the bag. He also loves to eat the 100 calorie snacks. I got them for me to snack on, but he loves them. They are small enough for his hands, but big enough so he doesn't choke on it. If puffs were money I'd be a millionaire with the amount he eats.

Chelsy - posted on 10/19/2009

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My son turned 9 months on the 15th and he eats everything and i mean everything..
he doesnt have any teeth but he will eat all babyfoods, he loves fruit cups, cheetos, crackers, anything he can feed himself with, he also well eat anything we eat he likes chicken pieces, he also eats onions, cabbage, peppers, we recently tried chili and he loved it...

Kerrianne - posted on 10/18/2009

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hi i have a 9 mth old son who i carnt get to eat anything any idear on what i can give him to help him eat i have tried feeding him thru a spoon and its just not working pleae help as he need to eat and me going crazy?

Elizabeth - posted on 10/18/2009

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Quoting Rhonda:

I wanted to try Hailey with some real food but she doesn't have any teeth yet? Should I wait until her teeth comes through>???






no pizza crust  makes for great teethers

Elizabeth - posted on 10/18/2009

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my 9 month old soneats what we eat if i cant cut it or mash it with a fork so that he can eat it i put it in a small food prosesor---- spegety, lasgna, pizza,....you name it he eats it

Elise - posted on 10/18/2009

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Quoting Rhonda:

I wanted to try Hailey with some real food but she doesn't have any teeth yet? Should I wait until her teeth comes through>???



She can eat Ritz crackers (the butter in them makes them melt in her mouth) or the gerber graduates melts. Biter biscuits are messy but will teach her to chew well!! Even cheerios! She can also have bananas or watermelon. Basically any soft food. I would ask your doc about other  harder foods if she has no teeth though!

Elise - posted on 10/18/2009

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My son eats everything we do! At 9 months your child is old enough to eat real food, especially if she has teeth. I cut up chicken for my son in little pieces and he LOVES it. I would make a list but he really does eat everything we eat. What I make for dinner, my son also eats. Whether it be steak, mac n cheese, applesauce or cereal. Be adventurous! Make sure she tries everything! Just make sure you cut it up small enough that she can chew it, and also that she has a good pincer grip. She should be feeding herself! We give our son one jar of baby food a day just because they have some vitamins he doesn't get in our food. He isn't picky at all, he eats whatever I make for him! Start her off on the "no special requests" rule young! Baby eats what mommy & daddy are eating! Just NO HONEY OR MILK BEFORE 12 MONTHS.

Sara - posted on 10/17/2009

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We are feeding our daughter baby food of all types. She even eats table food. She cant get enough.

Rhonda - posted on 10/17/2009

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I wanted to try Hailey with some real food but she doesn't have any teeth yet? Should I wait until her teeth comes through>???

Shannon - posted on 10/17/2009

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My son is eatin the stage 3 gerber baby foods, crackers, infant cereal, bread-torn apart of course, his formula, and those freezer pops....he can't have anythin with milk in them-as he is lactose intolerant.....

Lindsay - posted on 10/17/2009

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This is great guys! Keep them coming - there's quite a few things I haven't tried with my baby girl yet.

Lisa - posted on 10/17/2009

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My little (big) guy eats anything and everything...I mostly cook and mix everything for him! I mix the meats and brown rice (pureed) in with the juicy veggies from the jar to have a mixure of foods for the sitter to feed him. But when I am home with him, I boil chicken (or meats) and then pull it apart into tiny bite size pieces for him and he feeds himself those along with little pieces of veggies, but feed him the rice or mashed potatoes. I dice up soft fruit for him and he feeds himself that too!



He's pretty much self feeding for the most part for the past 3 months and has always been at the table eating with us so he gets used to it and it allows me to eat in peace!

Erica - posted on 10/16/2009

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Winston has been eating our table foods for the last few months. He is nine months right now. He doesnt like baby food from the jars and so I started him early on our food. He loves it. There is nothing that he wont eat. He doesnt tolerate milk yet, but we are working on that slowly. We have even introduced him to spicy foods, loves it! If its bland or has very little flavor, he wont eat it.

Jennifer - posted on 10/16/2009

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I make all my own baby food and it's so easy. The only jarred food my little one gets is the pureed meats because mine never came out right.

Veggies: yellow squash, zucchini, peas, pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots, lentils, brocoli, cauliflower, corn
Fruit- watermelon, mango, kiwi, honeydew, cantaloupe, apple, pear, banana, peach, plum, nectarine,

I just started introducing meat. He's had beef and chicken (from jars) but I mix it with my home made veggies.

I also mix cereal in with most food to make it a bit thicker because he's not a fan of the thin, runny stuff.

He also just figured out how to self feed so he's really into those Gerber Puffs. He's also had Cherrios and the small pasta, Orzo. I really want to try to more finger foods. Any suggestions?

Natalie - posted on 10/16/2009

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Everything =D

Gerber makes lamb and ham jars, which my boy looooves! I've been trying to broaden his palate beyond jarred mushy stuff, though, so I tried chopped tomatoes (boil them quickly to easily remove the skin and seeds) with just a little olive oil and I gave him some salsa before I added the seasoning and spicy peppers. He's a tomato lover for sure! He also likes baby hummus, which I make by just pureeing chickpeas. He totally digs roasted and skinned bell peppers. Oh and I gave him one of those thick unsalted pretzel sticks the other day, he loved gumming on it, but I had to keep a close eye in case it broke off.

But for the most part, if Gerber makes it, he's eating it.

Stefka - posted on 10/16/2009

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Pretty much the same + cauliflower, broccoli, cereales ( all most all of them )pumpkin.Oranges,strowberries,milk and hole egg are gonna have to wait until 12 monts ( highly alergenic)

Amber - posted on 10/16/2009

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My son is 9 months old today and I make my own baby food these are what I have tried

Fruit: peaches, pears, bananas, blueberries, cantalope, mango (his favorite), and grapes in a self feeder and apples

Veggies: carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, green beans, peas, avacado

Dairy: fresh organic monteray jack cheese, cottage cheese, and organic yogurt

I have also made things with organic whole grain pasta and organic brown rice. I have also given him tofu as well but I am a vegetarian so no meats.

Danielle - posted on 10/16/2009

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my baby girl will be 9 months on the 23rd and i cant get her to eat baby food anymore she will eat whatever we do except broccoli and pork.

Danielle - posted on 10/16/2009

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my baby girl will be 9 months on the 23rd and i cant get her to eat baby food anymore she will eat whatever we do except broccoli and pork.

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