Ideas for what solid foods, I could be feeding my baby

Liz - posted on 03/05/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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So i think I am a liitle behind schedule, but I was wondering what types of solid foods you are feeding your baby. My daughter was born May 14th. She is about 9.5 months. I have gone through all jarred foods...excluding the stage three meals, I prefer to combine the fruits, meats and veggies myself. Looking for other ideas and foods, I could/should be feeding her now that she is getting older.

Also if anyone could give me an idea of what there baby eats in a typical day that would be great. My daugter has 4 6 oz bottles and 3 meals per day.

Thank you

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Laura - posted on 03/08/2010

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Leah (May 22) eats whatever I can feed her without my husband knowing (hee hee)... He still thinks she's too small to eat what we eat. When he travels, I try new foods. She's had avocadoes, rice, diced bananas, flour tortillas, and some of mommy's oatmeal. She typically eats oatmeal for breakfast, a fruit & veg for lunch and a stage 3 dinner for her supper. She gets three bottles a day... 6 oz in the morning, @3pm and @ bedtime. She still hasn't mastered the sippy cup, but she tries really hard... and tosses it when she gets frustrated ;-D

I also give her snacks like cheerios, Gerber snack puffs and yogurt melts.

Kerri - posted on 03/08/2010

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My son was born May 19th. Malachi eats real oatmeal, grits, or eggs and a yogurt for breakfast. And then he eats a jar of baby food and some real fruits for lunch and then if we have something that he can eat for dinner (he still has no teeth) then he eats dinner with us. otherwise he eats 2 jars of baby food and some real fruit or like applesause or something like that for dinner. Along with 3 bottles in between. And some snacks here and there. Also my sons dr said that anything thing (besides peanutbutter, Cows milk, and Honey) that we dont think he will choke on or we think that he can gum down and eat we can feed him. my son had Short ribs the other nite because we cooked them in the Crockpot and they were soooo soft.

Jessica - posted on 03/08/2010

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My son typically eats 4 6-8oz bottles, 3 meals, and 1 snack. He can eat pretty much everything we eat, but his favorites are avacado, french fries, tater tots, cantaloupe, banana, hamburger, cheerios, watermelon, and chicken nuggets. We cut them into bite size pieces and he feeds them to himself. A typical day starts out with avacado for breakfast, then a bottle before his morning nap. For lunch, he'll have fries or some other fruit with some juice. Then he'll have another bottle with some crackers for his snack before his afternoon nap. Then for dinner he'll have a few nuggets or a mini burger for dinner along with formula in a sippy cup. Then he'll have a bottle for bed.

Candy - posted on 03/06/2010

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My daughter (miss independant) wants to only feed herself . An average day is about 1 cup brekky cereal like baby porridge or weetbix first up. a bit of cheese or piece of fruit morning tea, toast with advocado or vegemite for lunch, yoghurt afternoon tea and mainly steamed veg and boiled meat for dinner. Occasionally I can get some puree in but I don't make special batches now. Just grab a little of my food and chop it finely.

Ricky - posted on 03/06/2010

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My son eats everything (except nuts, citrus fruits, and honey) He is solely on finger foods because I dont feed him fast enough with pureed or mashed foods. He has one or two 6oz sippy straw cups of formula before bed and water or watered down apple juice for the rest of the day. Basically if I can squish it with or fork of my fingers its soft enough for him to eat (with his 6 teeth) and he eats whatever Im eating (I try to prepare some without fat, salt, sugar if at all possible)

Susan - posted on 03/06/2010

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Hey there. Isabelle (1st May) is doing really well with finger foods and it has made it so much easier 2 feed her than her twns brothers at this age. She still has 3 bottles 6oz in the morning, 4 oz at 2/2.30pm and 6 oz at bedtime but she prefers her food now. She has porridge, wheetabix, cheerios or some fingers of lightly buttered toast, plus some fruit (chopped into small pieces) for breakfast. Depending on how much she eats and at what time breakfast is she may have a bit more fruit or a rice cake 4 a snack around 10.30. She then has lunch around 12.30 usually a selection of veggies, cooked til soft and given as a finger food, plus some mashed potato and chicken or fish, followed by a yougart. Theres another snack around 2.30ish (usually a biscuit and some fruit) then tea 5pm ish. e.g Homemade soup and bread/rolls, cauliflour and brocolli cheesy bake or baby pasta in a cheese, tomato, or veggie sauce (any veg u like blended up smooth 2 make a sauce), followed by some fingers of fruit/custard/rice pudding etc. If i'm making a roast dinner/cottage pie/chilli etc i will also take out a portion before i add the salt or spices and give her that with some softened veggies (again as finger foods). She has cooled boiled water out of sippy cup with her meals and snacks (altough shes not very good at taking from it yet) Just enjoy experimenting with different flavours and textures and she ll love it. Good luck:o)

Kelli - posted on 03/05/2010

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Millie (27th May) eats weetbix or porridge with fruit in for breakfast. i blend the oats up in the blender before i make the porridge. she has a little vegemite, or cream cheese and tuna sandwich for lunch. some pieces of fruit and a stick of hard cheese mid morning. she has a bowl of mashed veges for lunch, a yogurt in the afternoon and for dinner she has another small serve of veges or mashed spaghetti and a custard. she isnt a big bottle drinker. im flat out getting her to drink 120 ml. she prefers food.

Tanya - posted on 03/05/2010

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my son wes eats anything we eat but his favorite are yogart bites that are freeze dried.

Kolie - posted on 03/05/2010

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Owen eats bite size peaces of the same thing that we are eatting. he eats 4 6-8oz bottles and three meals with one snack a day.

Alyssa - posted on 03/05/2010

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My son was born May 27th and I make my own baby food for him. I bought a 2.5 cup mini food chopper from wal-mart and whatever we are eating I take about a cup and put it in the chopper. It doesn't puree it but as long as it is soft he can eat it. Whatever he doesn't eat I either freeze for another meal or put in the fridge for the next day. He has been exposed to a large variety of foods this way and so far he has liked them all. He also has 3 or 4 6-8 oz bottles a day. Hope this helps :) have a great day!!!

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