Solid food for 11 month old??

Ashley - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My son will be 11 months on the 24th.. I was wondering if I should start him on solids.. like adult people foods? And if so, what kinds? Any idea or advice at all will help out ALOT!! Thanks!

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Jen - posted on 01/21/2010

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If he's able to chew pretty well then give him table food. I stopped baby food when my daughter was 11 months. Typical breakfast foods were yogurt, grits, oatmeal, and cream of wheat. For lunch she usually got a Gerber Graduate meal. Some other good first table foods are: applesauce, mashed potatoes/sweet potatoes, rice, chicken nuggets, cheese slices, bananas, pasta, and canned veggies.

Eleanor - posted on 01/21/2010

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I found that sweet potatoe was the best because it is bland but a little sweet. My friends child loved it so much she went a little orange lol. I started my baby on baby rice first then a new food each day but only one new food a day so if they have an alergy you know what it's from. I have some lovely recipies for basic, tasty meals that I'm even using for all the family.mmmm.. I can pass them on to you if it would help. Once your baby has tried a few pureed vegtables and fruit you'll be able to make your own tatse meals. Good luck this is when the messy fun begins.

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Tiffany N - posted on 05/25/2014

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My daughter has been eating solid food since 8 months and never went back she has 7 teeth and she is now 10 1/2 months

Christy - posted on 01/21/2010

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Why not??? My son had 6 teeth by the time he was 5 months old so at 7 months he got a little taste of carne asada and avacados and never went back to baby food. i think as long as theres not spices, its healthy for them and they have the teeth to chew it safely, let them eat it.

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With my oldest I started with softer solids like breads and boiled potatoes. I'd just cut them up into bite-sized peices and give her maybe two or three bites at a time on her tray. Once she was through with those and I was sure she could handle it I'd giver her a few more bites. I think my next step big step after that was hamburger meat and it took off from there. At 11 months she could handle all veggies and fruits (sometimes steamed) and whatever meat I was eating myself. Pizza was her fave!

Natalie - posted on 01/21/2010

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My kids wanted to try our food around 8 months or so. At first i would just put some on the side... like if i made mashed potatoes i would just put some on the side before i added anything. Same with vegetables. I also started with hard crusted bread. They would chew on it and it would also help them with their teething...

small things satisfied them at first but when they got older they wanted pretty much everything we ate. At around 11 months they already ate at the table with us. I just made sure it wasn't anything chunky and i wouldn't add any salt or anything for their plates.

Ginny - posted on 01/21/2010

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i started my daughter on solid dinner table foods pretty early. I wanna say it was around seven months or so. Started with mashed potatoes, smashed peas then moved up to pancakes, noodles(lots of noodles/pasta), scrambled eggs and grapes without skin and more. If i wanted to i could probably take her off baby jar food, but it seams to be working just fine. Just go with your gut and dont give him honey and some other stuff like penut butter. I would look the ones your not suppose to give to a child under a year old, just to be safe.

User - posted on 01/21/2010

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My son was eating some solid foods at 11mos. But they were soft solid foods. He had plenty of teeth to eat the food, he just didn't want it. He loved olives, cheeses, noodles, veggies, fresh fruit chunks (I peeled the grapes). We found out this way that he has a sensitivity to strawberries, so introduce things slowly. He didn't like eggs, and is now 20mos old and still doesn't like them, but we keep trying them on his plate now and then.

Sheree - posted on 01/21/2010

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I refuse to use store brought baby foods unless im in a situation where im out and have nothing else to give my daughter. My daughter is 7 months old and i give her rice cereal, scrambled eggs or weet bix for breakfast, fruit for lunch and vegetables and meat for dinner. I was advised with eggs that if there is no family history with allergies i could give them to her now, so she has been having them for about 2 weeks including the white part with no reaction. In regards to what i give her, the fruits she has are, kiwi fruit, water melon, rock melon, apples, pears, banana, nectrines, oranges, mangos and avacados. and the vegetables include sweet potato, potatoe, pumpkin, squash, beans, peas, spinach, broccoli, cauilflower, chokos, zucchini and carrots. she loves all her foods and i make sure i dont completly puree them, i usually just mash them with a fork or potato masher so she is learning to chew and use the mouth muscles and she rarely chokes, has once or twice but its usually with something i have given her to chew on and she has broken a piece off. I have been feeding her most of this since she was 5 1/2 months old, at around 6 months babies need the protiens and extra iron etc in their diets. I hope this give you a bit of help. good luck with it.

Thomasine - posted on 01/21/2010

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My son's doctor had me start introducing some solids around 10 months. I started with bland things like mashed potatoes (no butter, no gravy) because they were a new texture but nothing extravagent. Soft rolls (not the crusty part) were also a favorite.Green beans cut into bite sixed pieces. Things like that.

Deborah - posted on 01/21/2010

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My best friend, who has four kids, started blending up a small portion of the meal to feed to her children. This made the switch alittle easier because children can sometimes dislike food just because of the taste. She started this early for her kids 6 months or so I believe.

The main things I have heard about feeding solid foods is to make sure everything is cooked properly and to pay attention to allergies! Most doctors will say "no seafood" before 2 years old, this also goes for nuts and peanut butter, because the child is better able to cope with the trauma of an allergic reaction if they are older.

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