Table Food

Betsy - posted on 05/13/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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So I'm scared to give my son table food because I'm so afraid he'll choke! Pathetic I know! Does anyone have suggestions on good solid foods to start him on? He already eats all baby foods and rice/oatmeal. Maybe those yogurt melts? Any suggestions?

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Ashlee - posted on 05/20/2009

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We are just transitioning from puree to mashed. He eats the mum mum and has for about 1 month, but I take it away when there is just a piece left because he too wants to put the whole thing in his mouth-although he was too quick for me yesterday and he didn't choke so maybe he's trying to tell me something-lol. We never used jarred baby food so I can't help you there. Aiden eats pretty much what we eat veggies(yams, squash,carrots,peas,gr.beans,potatoes)-fruits(blueberries,peaches,pears,avocados,bananas,apples) he didn't really like chicken at first but is ok with it now likes beef eats all the cereals(rice,barley,oatmeal). Definitely get the nets they are AWESOME!

April - posted on 05/20/2009

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I have been struggling with the same question. I give my son mashed peas and mashed potatoes, but I'm scared that he will choke on some things. He has a healthy appetite and takes the baby food very well, but he is always curious as to what we are eating. Thanks for your question and everyone else for your responses! This has helped me also!

Chelsea - posted on 05/20/2009

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My son whos 7 months and has two teeth cant stand the pureed baby food! lol but hes loves both the mummums and biter biscuits. He does pretty well with chewing them up. He also loves little bits of breadsticks and rolls not to mention mashed potatoes. He loves to feed himself, graham crackers is a fave and he stole a goldfish from a lil girl i watch so they must be good too. Hes never choked or gagged on any of them.

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I too am afraid of the choking hazard! My son loves cantaloupe, we use the Munchkin nets. He has two teeth now and has been eating the gerber cookies for a month, and recently vanilla waffers. He takes small bites and chews them up pretty well. I'm not sure what my next step is as for BIG BOY food? He does very good with the cookies until the end where he wants to put the whole piece in his mouth, but other than that I feel he may be ready for something new.

Carolyn - posted on 05/13/2009

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I have a food grinder from munchkin http://www.munchkin.com/products/detail.... that i used with my oldest daughter... it grinds regular food down into little bits, so your baby can eat whatever you're eating. It doesn't puree, but leaves little chunks. It's good for transistioning. I wouldn't give the yogurt melts until at least 9-10 months due to dairy.

Jackie - posted on 05/13/2009

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my daughter really likes the teething biscuits from earths best. I also tried the veggie puffs, but she's not sure about them. I recently started giving her the teething biscuits beacuse she keeps grabbing the spoon when i feed her.

Jamie - posted on 05/13/2009

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I agree with Nila about the Munchkin nets! My daughter wants to eat solid food so bad but doesn't have any teeth. She loves her nets! I also feed her small bits of easily disolved crackers or bread. Gerber makes a ton of disolveable foods--just look in the baby food isle.

Nila - posted on 05/13/2009

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have you seen the baby food nets from Munchkin??? these little netted pacifiers. They open so that you can place whole fruits inside, so your child get the juices from the fruit but there is nothing to choke on... also there are crackers called baby mum mums... my son loves them and he has no teeth... they kind of melt in their mouth if they can't chew.

Megan - posted on 05/13/2009

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Mashed potatoes, Peas, But if your son is only 6 months old, I wouldnt start feeding him stuff like that. No need to rush remember that. If hes liking the baby baby food thats great! you will know when to start him on BIG BOY food

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