One year old with two bottom teeth- what foods should I feed him?

Monica - posted on 01/09/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son just turned one year old a month ago and I am wondering what to feed him now. I am afraid to move away from his solid Gerber foods because I'm not sure if he is ready to chew on other foods. What should I do? Should I wait till he grows in most of his teeth?

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Cecilia - posted on 01/09/2013

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Start off with soft foods, bananas are a nice starting point. It just isn't mushed for him any more. Then move him onto things that have more chewing involved if you see he is actually trying to chew. If nothing else start boiling things for him to eat fruits and veggies(mashed potatoes) work also to start.(no salt no butter) they will be soft enough that if he just swallows, no harm done.

After that it depends on what you choose to fed him. My daughter had cheese poofs, hotdogs,rice, eggs,banana bread.. yea a lot of junk foods but that's how i was. She always wanted to taste what i was eating and i pretty much allowed her to.(unless it was something like porkchops which is way too much for her little jaw)

they do have a thing you can buy that has a mesh bag on the end and a plastic hoop on the other end,(almost looks like a pacifier with a bag on the end) you can pretty much put anything in the bag to allow them to suck and chew on it. I used mine for apples, Popsicle, hard candy.

If you are really anxious about it go ahead and take a course on child Heimlich. Most red crosses offer if, talk to your pediatric they know where to send you.

I honestly started to feed my daughter "normal" food when she was 8 months old. She never liked baby food. Mind you it was fruits and veggies like i suggested for you to start with.

And so you know "most" of the teeth wont be in until they are between 2-3 (depending on what you mean by most) They won't even get back molars until they are 4. By then you might have some coming out.

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September - posted on 01/10/2013

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You can feed him pretty much anything you eat just as long as it's cut into really small pieces. Our son was eating what we were eating around 8 months of age and had no teeth. It's pretty amazing what one can eat with just gums. Just be sure you keep an eye on him, he'll be just fine. Also be sure to offer healthy and well round meals. Be sure to include a protein, grain and veggie; try to stay clear of junk foods. I would often times offer fruits for snacks or desserts, making sure he ate fruits every day as well. Once our son turned one I would offer whole milk with each meal as well. Our son is now 4 and is a super healthy eater. It's important to instill healthy eating habits at a young age. Good luck!

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