New foods for a 9 month old

Rachel - posted on 04/23/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 9 1/2 month old is a great eater. The only problem that we have had recently is she does not want to eat the same foods over and over. I am looking for suggestions for foods that are safe for her. She spits out all kinds of baby food, has been throwing cheerios on the ground and just not eating some other basic foods. Please help

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Rebecca - posted on 04/24/2009

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do what i do, buy a blender and start mixing and matching. The stuff you buy in stores only have so many flavours, so buy your own selection of fruit and veg or whatever and blend it till it is either a puree or close to it.If she will eat it throw in tiny bits of meat with the vege ones and freeze them is small individual containers. This way you can have simple and complicated meals for her ready (once defrosted). You can have store baby food as a couple time a week thing (like flavours that you can't make at home) and at the same time, if you shop smartly, you may actually save a little money too by making it yourself. You could also mix in something weird with say mash potato that you wouldn't with your food, like a type of spread that your girl like (mine likes vegemite [i'm Australian]) and it just adds a little bit of flavour to something they might find bland or distasteful.

P.S. remember to keep the heavy dairy out or to a minimum til she is used to the food, it will make it easier on her stomach

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My son loved (and still does) yogurt, the Quaker low sugar oatmeal, raisins, blueberry waffles, applesauce, cottage cheese and pretty much anything that we were eating. I agree with the others about a modified version of our own dinner. I did that and my son is 3 now and a great eater!

Krystal - posted on 04/23/2009

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my daughter eats lots of solids and will be 9months in a week or so. she just hates baby food. so she has like noodles even ramen noodles without the spice, cooked carrots, sweet potatoes, toast with butter or jelly or nothing. shreaded sandwich meat, shreaded chicken in little pieces, she had pancakes today cut into slices for her to hold, she eats oranges, pineapple, regular applesauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, i cant think of everything i just watch her very closely and if she has a problem i help her and take it away but we havent had many problems only when she was sick.

T_cjones108 - posted on 04/23/2009

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my boy is 9.5months and loves baked yams and potatoes, steamed carrots and broc. eggos toast any kind meat ( i use my slow cooker/ crokpot) for my meat and its great set it and forget it and the meat just falls apart. he also like motts apple sauce cup and his newest thing is alpha getties and cheese! there are also gerber graduates foods and they are good. and are you giving him regular cherrios or the heinz cherrios theres no sugar or salt added to them and they have 100% of the daily iron needs! i hope this hepls! have you tryed jarred baby food??? its gross my boy never liked them at all!! good luck and let us know if any of this works for you ;)

Peta - posted on 04/23/2009

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my son was exactly the same so we just started givin him our food but slightly modified to sizes he can chew on

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My son is 7 1/2 months, and we've been working on self-feeding for awhile now. Some of his favorites things to eat are broccoli, mashed potatoes, pineapple, watermelon, apples (grated or sliced), wheat toast, and noodles. We've taken the baby-led weaning approach, and just give him slightly modified versions of our regular meals - he was always more interested in what was on my plate than what was in the baby food jar. Maybe your daughter will be more interested in solid food if she gets to eat the same thing you do?

Angel - posted on 04/23/2009

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give her what u eat ... stuff like mashed patatos things that are soft...my son started eating our foods with use about then and he pretty much dont eat jar food anymore... hope this helps....

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