what to feed a 8 month old

Jennifer - posted on 04/05/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My son is 8 month he is going to be 9 months on the 20th I have no idea what to give him to eat

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Amanda - posted on 04/09/2010

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I struggle at times too but I've found he really just wants whatever we are eating. If I'm fixing something that isn't as easy for him to eat, I grind it up a bit but still so he can pick it up and self feed. Ever since he was 6 months and started on baby food, he's wanted what we eat. He eats anything from Lasagna to Steak and he's doing fantastic!

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Amy - posted on 04/19/2010

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My 9 mo old eats whatever we eat. Satuday she actually had a baby carrot and just knawed on it for a long time! I cut whatever we're having into small bites that she can pick up and she eats GREAT. With all 4 of my kids, I started them on baby cereal, then baby food, then by 7 months they were eating whatever we ate, and they eat good. They are not picky eaters because they never had the choice.

GLADYS - posted on 04/19/2010

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my self i would recomend you fruits fruits fruits
bananas, oranges, apples blended, the list is endless you know but dont be afraid of giving your baby anything that you eat
my 9 month baby eats everything no allergies yet but um loving it coz even polony he eat with 3 teeth in his mouth its so funny seeing him chewing and eperincing a lot in his life
i can say go for natural dont quickly give him spiced foods

Gail - posted on 04/18/2010

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lots of finger foods. let them learn about food by playing with it... granted can be messy but will learn to trust and love food.

Carla - posted on 04/15/2010

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In Canada we are recommended by our health nurses to start baby off with meat. Iron. Also rice cereal. I have 8month old twin girls and they are eating all kinds of veggies/fruit. They have had beef, chicken, turkey, rice and pasta. Yesterday I made sweet and sour meatballs and rice for my family and blended some up for them and they ate that up like nothing. No ill effects later on either. So whatever type foods you chose, introduce them slowly. I keep a journal of what I feed them for the first while so that if we did have a reaction I knew what they had eaten.

Bobie - posted on 04/15/2010

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i think you should start giving him cereal IF you havent given him any "solids" at all before.they say its a good starter food.play around with different kinds...you can also give him jarred veggies to start off... my son has been eating since he was 4mos.he started on rice cereal..then i moved on to veggies & different cereals once he was ok with "eating". now that hes 9mos, i give him cereal appropriate for his age for breakfast, yogurt/fruit (he loves bananas & he usually "bites" off from the fruit itself even if he still has no teeth)/crackers.for lunch & dinner,i give him egg yolks,any meat that i cook as long as its in tiny pieces,pasta,rice with broth...anything!!

Carlene - posted on 04/10/2010

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7.00am Fruit & Baby cereal - Sometimes a piece of toast
10.30 180mls Formula
12.30pm baby Yougurt & mashed Banana
3.30 180mls Formula
5.30 Meat & Veg Mashed
6.30 180mls formula
Lots of water offered through out the day

Jennifer - posted on 04/10/2010

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My son is 8-1/2 months, I give him a variety of foods. Jarred foods for Stage 2 and Stage 3s. The graduate snacks, puffs, yogurt melts, cheese puffs, cheerios. I give him bananas, peaches, pears, cooked carrots, peas, green beans, rice, mashed potatoes, bread (minus the crust), and whatever I think of that I know he can mash no problem since he has no teeth yet.

Joel - posted on 04/10/2010

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my daughter eats everythng baby food n regular food, so for breakfast i will give her a bottle and then some baby fruits a little later, for lunch i will give her maybe mashed potatoes with veg, and snack i will give her fruits and veg that a soft n easy to chew like grape halves or segmented oranges and for dinner its milk or one of those baby food dinner.

Laura - posted on 04/08/2010

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Get the book "SUPER BABY FOOD" It's really practical and easy to read. Lots of good tips. Basically the fresher the better of course! We just started avocado, banana (THEY LOVE IT) Pancake strips (also a HUGE hit) Kiwi (but that's a little slippery) Mango, egg whites, sweet potato, summer squash, and I made a huge pot of apple sauce in my crock pot last night!
I felt the same way when she wanted to start eating. But She is much happier now, and she LOVES her food! Thank goodness, because i'm tired of making that formula crap (she wouldn't take the boob after 4 months :( )

Krissy - posted on 04/08/2010

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i was told by a peds nurse that if you havent feed you child any food before to start out with babby cerial wet then over a few days if he accepts it make it more firmer until it is of a 'glugy ' but not too 'glugy' just enough to get him used to the firmness and gluggyness of food that is when you try some other foods like banana or very wheat /soft weetbix something you need to give him so he trys it biut also you need to see if they have an reaction if you give him say 3-4 different things a day you wont know what set off his rash or swelling. my boy i found had a reaction to mayonase but he wasnt ellergic to eggs . i hope this helps as sometimes if you start kids off on a 'soft chunky' food regime they may not take to it and regurgitate it all up as they are not used to it.

Sabrina - posted on 04/07/2010

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My Daughter's Feeding Schedule:
Breakfast (9:30 am): Breastfeed
Lunch (12:00 pm): Breastfeed, about 4 Tbsp. of baby cereal, 1 Tbsp. of Gerber protein baby food, 2 Tbsp. of Gerber vegetable, 2 Tbsp. of Gerber fruit, and 6 Tbsp. of Gerber baby juice for the day.
Snack (3:00): Breastfeed and some yogurt or Gerber puffs.
Snack (6:00): Breastfeed
Dinner (8:00): Breastfeed, about 4 Tbsp. of baby oatmeal, 1 Tbsp. of Gerber protein baby food, 2 Tbsp. of vegetable, 2 Tbsp. of fruit, and have her finish off any juice she has left from earlier.
Then it is off to bed and she sleeps through the night and will start her day again around 9:30 am.

Telma - posted on 04/06/2010

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Agree with Ellie. One big resource for us was the book Whole Foods for Babies and Toddlers by Margaret Kenda she has a good schedule that if it wasn't for some weird allergies our son has work great for a lot of little ones.

Ellie - posted on 04/05/2010

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I give my little girl almost everything. For Breakfast i give her sometimes porridge, egg on toast or omlet or a banana. For lunch avacado, baked beans on toast, tuna, fish fingers, dinner... mashed vegies, meat,. Basically everything I eat but i cut it into smaller pieces. Also the child nurse suggests things they can hold and eat so they can practice using their pitsner finger.

Meg - posted on 04/05/2010

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So far we are really lucky and our baby eats just about anything. He usually has baby cereal or weetbix and fruit for breakfast, some sort of vegies for lunch and fruit after and then the same for dinner. We have been trying to give him more of the stuff we are eating so he has had tuna mornay with sweet corn and asparagus and kangaroo stew :) all pureed of course. I find that I don't puree it as much as what you find in the jar food. I would really like him to start feeding himself finger foods but he has no interest except for baby mum mum biscuits. If you want some good ideas for foods, check out Annabel Karmel's books - there is one that is just full of recipes. Good luck!

Toni - posted on 04/05/2010

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my little girl is 8 1/2 months... i just give her baby cereal or crushed weetbix (sometimes with fruit) for breakfast.. baby yoghurt for lunch and either what ever we are having for tea or something from a jar.. shes much better that my first with solids so ive been through a wide variety of foods.. (#1 would gag on EVERYTHING) so you can try soft pastas with sauce, soft cooked meats and veggies mashed together.. add a sauce or gravy to change consistancy.. the possibilities are endless.. just a matter of thinking of them!

Brittani - posted on 04/05/2010

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my son doesn't and WNT eat baby food i give him baiscally anything i think he can eat. like chew and he has two teeth he eats chicken macroni neything i eat lol

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