what do you feed a 9 month old who won't eat baby food anymore

Mary Ellen - posted on 10/07/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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my daughter loves yogurt and rice cereal but doesn't like to eat baby food anymore and it is really hard for me to get her to eat anything else for the most part, what is a good alternative that is fast and easy to feed her so she has more of a well balanced diet

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Leyda - posted on 10/12/2009

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AT THE AGE OF 9MONTHS IS WHEN U CAN START THE TRANSISION INTO TABLE FOODS SO U CAN STEAM HER CARROTS AND VEGGIES AND JUST DICE IT AND TRY GIVING THOSE TO HER ALSO MEATS LIKE CHICKEN BOIL IT AND SHRED IT FOR HER AND FEED HER THAT WITH VEGGIES. EVEN IF A BABY HAS NO TEETH AT THIS AGE THERE GUMS ARE REALLY HD HARD ENOUGH THAT THEY CAN MASH THERE FOOD. TRY THIS AND LET ME KNOW HOW IT WORKS FOR YOU.

Dianne - posted on 10/07/2009

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I had the same problem. I did the Gerber Graduates meals for a couple months (she ended up not liking those either) but in the end, she just wanted what I was eating. So I'd take from the family dinner and mash it up so it wasn't too chunky for her. Or if I made steamed veggies, she loved how soft they were and easy for her to hold too.

Kat - posted on 10/07/2009

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Try mashed up bannah with milk or mash potatoe with gravy,or weetabix with warm milk,any foods that can be blended or mashed

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Kristi - posted on 10/12/2009

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I would say try yougurt, mashed potaoes, mashed up cooked carrots, soup..anything that is easy to swallow...

Heather - posted on 10/09/2009

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soft foods oat meal....mash potatoes...like jen says the graduate meals are great! eggs work to but I would wait a few months before giving her them

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Mash up her food, my daughter is 8 months old and never has liked baby food but her cereal so I just mash up what I eat and she enjoys it a great deal

Audrey - posted on 10/07/2009

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Whatever your eating...but smaller pieces. whole grain toast with butter or jam.

Ashley - posted on 10/07/2009

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my daughter loves fuits and veggies, bananas are her favorite, i just give her bites for her to feed herself- she won't eat a thing unless she's the one who puts it in her mouth. anything that can be picked up and put in her mouth she'll eat, pasta, bread, chicken, egg-scrambled dry. as long as it's not to hard for her to mash up with her little gums. good luck :)

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I give my son whatever we have on our plate just cut up in smaller pieces.. He started refusing purees after only 3 weeks of starting solid foods... You might want to try to introduce spices and herbs as well... My son LOVES spicy food. You can be surprised by what babies will eat!

Celia - posted on 10/07/2009

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Pretty much anything he wants to, let him decide, just make it more on the healthy side, that's what I had to do with my daughter!

Melody - posted on 10/07/2009

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Pretty much anything, my son ate whatever we were eating at that age, minus a few possible allergens and obvious choking hazards like nuts, and as long as it was chopped up (doesn't have to be mashed).

Jaimie - posted on 10/07/2009

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SPAGETTI!!! lol my loved that only a tiny bit of sauce though, applesauce, toast, mac n cheese, really you can try whatever you eat as long as you know she has the teeth yp chew it or it's the right texture for her to mash it on her mouth.

Emily - posted on 10/07/2009

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I agree at 9months there plenty old enough to try what you got as long as its not real hard and you can pretty much mash it up. But my daughter never liked baby food or the graduate meals what I ate always worked best she always wanted what mommy had Good luck and God bless you!

Jen - posted on 10/07/2009

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Try the gerber graduate meals. They are meals, but they are still finger foods. Otherwise just start giving her whatever you're eating and mash it up a little bit.

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