pureed food still??

Fabienne - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 29 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering how many moms are still feeding their October 08 babies pureed food, and for how long they will. I am still feeding puree in addition to the finger and table food, but I don't find she eats enough vegies on her own. She loves cheese, pasta and rice and sometimes peas. The rest is really difficult to get her to eat and not end up on the floor!!

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MARIA - posted on 10/19/2009

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I am feeding my daughter baby food still too. She just turned one yesterday. She does get fed table food too. I cut green beans up really small and she eats those. Also made you can cook some carrots till they are soft and she might like those since they are sweet:) Good Luck!

Gabby - posted on 12/16/2009

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My daughter turned one on the 9th of october and i sit my daughter down at the table when we are having a meal and giver her whatever we are eating but i find that she dose'nt really eat it, im not sure if she dosent like it or if she is not ready to eat what we are eating so after that i giver her puree or if she has eaten a little bit i might give her a custrad for dessert, that i know that she has had enough to eat.

Lesley - posted on 11/04/2009

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It's advisable to keep pureeing their food for as long as possible, like till their 2 or 3 as they will get very bored and uninterested in chewing food as they get older. I was surprised to hear this but when our pediatrician explained it, it made sense to me. She said to continue introducing her to table foods but when feeding her a full meal of meat/chicken/veggies - puree it to her liking. xox

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my daughter hated baby food never ate it plau its soooooo expensive way cheaper the throw a chicken in the crock pot. plus my brother fed his kid baby food till she was 18 months and she is sooooo tiny and wont eat a damm thing ! plus if you baby is still on formula and or breast milk veggies isnt crazy important, its is more about teaching them good habbits and baby food might be a hard habbit to break if you dont teach him how to eat on him own.

Amy - posted on 10/21/2009

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I feed mine her baby food (stage 2or3) first and then she eats table food with me afterwards. She really loves all veggies and just about anything else really, but I did give her some asparagus and potato wedges with cheese on them and she ate every bite! So basically, she no longers NEEDS the pureed foods, but if she likes them and will still eat them, I would continue to give them to her while introducing more table foods.

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Mandi - posted on 12/06/2009

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It was hard for me to give up the jar baby food too. AJ also would eat alot of carbs and fruit but no veggies.. maybe peas. I finally cut him off when he turned one. I just try to get alot of meals that have pasta and veggies...etc. Just smash it up a little if she can't eat it very well. Also I get canned veggies and add them to meals. AJ is 13 mos now and eats about anything plus his doc has him on the Next Step formula for the nutrients. Whole milk is not an option right now, but it's fine with me knowing he is getting all the nutrients he needs. Once I stopped buying the pureed food it really only took a few days to adjust! And I don't even smash up his food anymore.

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my son just turned 14 months old, he stopped eating baby food at 9 months and started with finger food, at 11 months he started eating the same as the family and used a fork, now, he feeds himself with a fork, in small pieces (bigger than a cherrio). He still uses his hands, but not that much and really HATES when i put food in his mouth. (he also hates the highchair now, so he its in a bumper seat in the table with the rest of us!).

Mary - posted on 12/01/2009

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HI, Im still at the same with my little girl. If she is happy to eat it then I will give it to her. She is good at eating other bits too. When she was very small she wouldnt under any circumstances take anything that had even a hint of a 'lump' in it. We have come a long way. You have to sacrifice your floor..... Its all part of the 'feeding time at the zoo' experience. Babies love the tactile aspect of food. Niamh is trying to feed herself at the moment.... I give her her own spoon but sneak the spoons into her while she is distracted 'feeding' herself

Sarah - posted on 12/01/2009

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I'm still feeding my twin girls pureed food for lunch at least so that I know that they are getting the veggies and meat that they require. Breakfast and Dinner I may mash up a banana with cereal or soup. THey eat finger foods and pudings as snacks but I dont relie on them for good nutrition. I may keep giving them purees until they grow some molars!

Samantha - posted on 11/30/2009

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I don't puree my daughter's food anymore. If you don't think you little one is eating enouogh veggies, then keep soon feeding them to her but try to add texture so that she learns not everything is smooth.

Melissa - posted on 11/29/2009

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My daughter has always been a good eater. She hasn't wanted me to feed her for about 6 weeks (she's 13 months old now). The only pureed food she gets is what I add to pancake mix. I figure it's a good way to sneak some more fruit into her diet. She likes frozen peas and carrots. I let them thaw and she eats them cold, same with lima beans. She also likes to eat diced peaches, mandarin oranges, kiwi, banana's, cheese, bread, lunch meat, and whatever I eat in smaller bites. Good luck!

Kristin - posted on 11/22/2009

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my son is on finger food, he usually eats what we eat since 11 months old. He wont let us feed him with a spoon anymore. I usually give him really small pieces cuz sometime he wont chew before he swallows that way he wont choke on it. Half of his food usually ends up on the floor, but thankfully we have a dog to clean up the mess.

Venessa - posted on 11/21/2009

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Adrian just turned 13 months and is eating pretty much whatever the rest of the family is eating. I still mash up the really big stuff, but for the most part he doesn't eat the puree foods anymore. With Thanksgiving coming up, he is going to be one happy camper. =) My motto is when it comes to feeding, they move at their own pace. My 2 year old, NEVER like purees and went straight to table foods, my 7 year old ate purees for about 6 months, so it really depends on what they want to do.

Anj - posted on 11/16/2009

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My one yr old still eats baby food in addition to regular food but I have to say she definitely prefers baby food. Sometimes that worries me but I know she'll be ok soon. Besides, she's a big girl, I don't think it's anything to worry about. :-)

Sheena - posted on 11/15/2009

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Sophia at 13 months just got her first tooth so I puree her foods or give her very small tastes of what i eat. She likes Spinach, Green beans, avocado, banana, rice cereal, quinoa, smashed black beans. The only two things so for that she does not like are mashed potatoes and papaya-- especially not papaya!. She is eager to eat finger foods and any thing we eat but I am very careful what she gets her hands into.

Catherine - posted on 11/15/2009

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well my little man is 13 months and doesnt eat anything apart from the baby purees with no lumps. he wont put finger foods in his mouth and if you give him anything lumpy he gags, we have tried everything but no luck, my doc says he'll get there eventually but i know it can be hard when you feel that they're not eating enough. we just keep trying different things every day and hope one day he'll eat something.

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I found the transition to "finger foods" a long one, especially with veggies but my son came around and now eats peas, brocolli, carrots, peppers, yams etc. I think the key is to continue offering veggies first but have a puree in the freezer just in case. Spices were also helpful/let's face it plain veggies are pretty boring - It's suprising what he liked (curry, dill, basil etc) He also loved Edmame (soy beans). It will come.

Tabitha - posted on 11/01/2009

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My daughter just turned 1. I stopped the puree foods around 9 months. I had some difficulty with vegetables as well, but I have found that I can chop up almost anything and mix it with applesauce. She is now eating her vegetables without a fuss.

Cheryl - posted on 11/01/2009

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My daughter just turned one and is still eating puree foods. She can also feed herself puffs and cheerios but when I try to give her things with chunks she gags. Every baby is different and if puree is the only way she'll eat her veggies I think it's worth doing for a little while longer.

Katie - posted on 10/31/2009

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Mine refused puree by age 7 months and has been eating all regular table food with no problems since 8 months. At 9 months she wouldn't even eat anything until I stopped chopping it up small because she wanted to bite and chew it herself. The only things she doesn't eat are popcorn and other choking hazards.
She's really stubborn, independent, and has lots of teeth.
I think it depends on how their digestive system is developing and your kid will give you good signs as to what she needs. My daughter went down to one milk feeding a day at 11 months on her own, that was just what she needed.

Amy - posted on 10/21/2009

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not to mention that she turned 1 on 10/6 and already has almost 12 teeth in! I think that helps.

Sara - posted on 10/20/2009

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I'm doing the same thing. Some kids have texture aversions, and I don't think there's any harm in giving them purees for a while longer to make sure they're getting what they need as a supplement to foods they will feed themselves!

Lena - posted on 10/20/2009

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Every meal starts with finger/table food. they eat a variety but if we have something difficult for them to eat I will finish the meal w/ stage 3 foods.

Jeannie - posted on 10/19/2009

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I have the puree food still and I do try to give finger food too but he still doesn't put things in his mouth on his own so I'm not sure how much table food to do all finger food he throws on the floor.

Minnie - posted on 10/15/2009

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I've never fed my daughter purees. They're completely pointless. I waited until my daughter could pick up food, chew it, and then swallow it. This was about ten months.



She gets things like chicken drumsticks, slices of cheese, cucumbers, whole peeled apples, scrambled eggs, toast, pizza, casseroles, green beans, broccoli, oranges, shrimp, fish, slices of steak, potatoes, etc. She's got a good handle on using a spoon, fork, and open cup. And not a tooth to her head.



She eats big chunks of pretty much whatever we're having. Eats what she needs, but still gets about 95% of her nutrition from me.

Becky - posted on 10/14/2009

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Hi Fabienne - As I write this I am feeding my son puree right now (level 3 of the organic brand at whole foods store), he has (in the last few weeks) started eating the little cheerio-type puffs and feeding himself those, but that's about it. I only have the one and I try to make his food, so for now he is still on puree-y type stuff.

September - posted on 10/14/2009

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We stopped doing the pureed foods at about 9 months old. Our son pretty much eats on his own. He eats what we eat most of time just in smaller pieces. However he is not able to use a spoon well yet so there are some things that I do have to still feed him like his yogurt in the morning. If your daughter likes cheese maybe you could melt some on her veggies. She may like that. Our son loves when I put cheese on his veggies. Good luck :)

Thea - posted on 10/14/2009

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Hiya.

My daughter eats normal food now - depending on what it is I may mash it up a but with a fork but she mainly eats finger foods or foods that she can feed herself... mash, thick soups etc...

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