A.S. asks from Orwigsburg, PA on January 04, 2011
9 Month Old and Food
i would like to start feeding my 9 month old other things to eat at meals than a jar of baby food. what did you all do at this age?
he eats them all. stage 2 and or 3. and eats all the gerber snacks out there. i feel he and myself are ready for table food. how and what did u give them first? any ideas? THANKS he drinks 4 bottles a day with 6 to 7 oz. and 3 stage 2 jars. also rice or oatmeal. and snacks and sometimes baby yogurt now.
D.K. answers from Pittsburgh on January 04, 2011
He can pretty much eat anything you eat (except honey and if you eat a lot of tuna or high mercury fish). You just need to adjust them to an appropriate consistency (puree or finely chopped or small finger held pieces for soft foods). We skipped the baby food jars entirely and just fed DS what we happened to be eating that meal.
Good luck, it's a lot of fun to see them start to enjoy a variety of foods/tastes/textures
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B.C. answers from Dallas on January 04, 2011
At 9 mos. my DD was eating plenty of table food b/c she hated baby food. We gave her sliced up bananas, avacado, cheerios, toast, yogurt, rice, cheese, cereal bars, etc. Then she'd have bites of what we were eating as well.
E.B. answers from Philadelphia on January 05, 2011
Shredded cheese was one of my son's first favorites. I bought the finely shredded mild cheddar bags and spread it on his tray and he would smash it into his mouth with his little fist. We did the same with broccoli--- we only gave him the heads and cut it up very finely and spread it on his tray. Black beans were one of his first early favorites as well. Edamame was good at that age too because it’s easy to pop them out of the little clear coating and cut them in half or fourths. Then I could make them very small, where as peas, it’s harder to make them any smaller than, well, a pea!
J.N. answers from San Francisco on January 04, 2011
Funny - I just wrote a question about this today.
My son hates jarred food, so we blend/mash/cut up what we are having. Some people gave very helpful websites on my question. Check them out. Go to my profile and see my question and all the answers. hope that helps! :-)
M.L. answers from Erie on January 05, 2011
to to ww.wholesomebabyfood.com. They have TONS of ideas for different foods at different feeding stages. This is always my first go to resource. I would say they can eat pretty much anything but i would stay away from the highly allergic foods like eggs, nuts, etc until they are 1. But remember, be prepared for food throwing at this stage! New textures sometimes don't go over very well :) But keep trying!