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What Can I Feed My 11 Month Old Baby

I am a single first time mom to a beauitful 11 month old daughter. Does any one know what I can feed her. I have been giving her the stage 2 and some times stage 3 baby food jars and she use to always eat then but since she turned 11 months old on the 24th of august he has conpletely changed. She just all of a sudden woke up and started walking and she know longer wants to eat the baby food jars. I have given her baked or boiled chicken, whole pinto beans, pieces of chesse and she loves that. Does anyone have any ideas on what else she can eat..She loves to feed herself. I would really appericate any ideas.

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The obvious answer is cheerios, but guess what, my son loves the mini Nilla Wafers. They're bite size, but not too sweet. Also, try cutting up fruit unto small chunks for her, and to make them less slippery, coat them in ground up cheerios. I found the ground up cheerio trick works for any hard to handle food.

Good Luck

Mia

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My daughter loved grilled cheese sandwiches, soup and crackers ( I used to crush the crackers in the soup to thicken it up a little) fish, and par boiled carrots with dressing. She pretty much ate just about anything. She loved stuff like hummus and pita bread, and she was and is a huge fan of soy sausage patties, they are really easy to chew.

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You can feed her any softer fruit cut up in little cubes, different cheeses, pasta like elbow macaroni in a sauce. And just let her have it. Thats half the fun! If she has some teeth you can give her things like baby gold fish and cookies on occasion. Look in the baby food section at the gerber graduates. They are expensive, but they can give you some ideas.

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A great resource is Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron - tons of feeding info through 3 years of age.

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J.,

This is a really tough stage... still looking for soft things but obviously your baby is looking for some substance... You could check out the book First Meals which has a lot of great recipes but more importantly just opened my eyes to the possibilities and things that I hadn't thought of giving my daughter...

Does she have any teeth yet? Sometimes I do refried beans and cheese on a tortilla. Just melt it all in the microwave and do tiny pieces. (A good tip: a pizza cutter is the best tool for cutting small pieces- makes it a ton easier!) How about steaming up some carrots, sweat potatoes, or squash. Parmesan cheese is great to sprinkle on stuff to add some more flavor. And you mentioned pieces of cheese. I buy the shredded stuff in the package and it is really quick and easy. Makes a mess but it's worth it!

ALSO- one of the best tips I got from another mom was:
In the frozen section at Whole Foods, look for a brand called Dr. Praeger's. They make spinach pancakes, potato pancakes, broccoli pancakes, fish fillets. They are really tasty and fast- heat up for 30 seconds each side in the microwave. I also sometimes get Amy's veggie lasagna which lasts a couple of meals.

You could also look in the prepared section at the grocery store. How about bits of prepared tofu, risotto cakes or when she is a little older, salmon cakes. I always used to think that stuff would be too expensive, but 1 risotto cake is goof for 3 meals.

Good luck! I find that if I can have someone watch my daughter while I go to the store, I am able to take the time to browse the aisles and think out of the box a little. (I realize that is a luxury but at this point it seems to be the "little" things in life!)

K.

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My son loves to feed himself yogurt, cottage cheese rice using his spoon -- it is a mess but great practice. In addition, you can have her hand feed herself -- cut up pieces of penne shaped pasta with butter or a light sause, canned green beans, frozen veggies of any kind, potaotes, pieces of toast. My son ate all of these things at 11 months.

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I am a daycare provider and at 11 months it is all about the protein. You are doing good with chicken, beans and cheese. Try these things.....tuna, eggs, & anything lean in meat. By the time by little ones turn 1 they are pretty much eating what the older kids are eating just in smaller porportions. Just stay away from Hot dogs, popcorn, peanut butter, & honey.

Good Luck.

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I fed my twins anything by Gerber...they have these GREAT entrees that are a good way to get them started on grownup food. They sell them in all the grocery stores. Anything in small pcs for her to chew(once they have teeth they can have pretty much anything. If you get the entrees, mix up the veggies in with the pasta/turkey or whatever that way they will be sure to eat them!!

Good luck...it's fun to see what they'll eat!!

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You can try soft fresh fruits like peaches, bananas and melon. Most babies that age love Cheerios, just make sure she is supervised. You can also introduce fresh well cooked/steamed veggies like baby carrots, potatoes, yams, green beans. My son loves yogurt, soft cheeses and toast with pureed veggies or fruit spread on it. Put down a mat under her high chair and let her go. There will be a mess sometimes, but it how she'll learn to feed herself and become more independent as well as allowing her to experience textures of different foods.

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The obvious answer is cheerios, but guess what, my son loves the mini Nilla Wafers. They're bite size, but not too sweet. Also, try cutting up fruit unto small chunks for her, and to make them less slippery, coat them in ground up cheerios. I found the ground up cheerio trick works for any hard to handle food.

Good Luck

Mia

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You can feed her any softer fruit cut up in little cubes, different cheeses, pasta like elbow macaroni in a sauce. And just let her have it. Thats half the fun! If she has some teeth you can give her things like baby gold fish and cookies on occasion. Look in the baby food section at the gerber graduates. They are expensive, but they can give you some ideas.

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Try giving her macarroni and cheese(cut into smaller pieces), spaghetti(cut into smaller pieces),the cut up veggies and fruits in the baby food section. Different things that she can pick up and eat. Just make sure to adjust the sizes of the pieces to your individual baby. I make my daughter the kraft macarroni and cheese and she loves it!! Same with my spaghetti!! She is 14months old now, but has been eating table foods since 9 and a half months. She basically eats what we eat, just smaller pieces. It was hard for me at first too, to figure out what to give her and to make sure she was getting all the nutrients she needed. You can always ask the Doc for ideas!!! Good Luck!!

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Hi J.,
I have three children and my youngest is 13 months. I will tell you their favorites and maybe you can try some. Scrambled eggs, canned green beans, canned peas, apple sauce, ritz crackers, cheese ( i let it sit out for a few minutes so its a little mushy, then i mush into little balls with my fingers before i feed it to her), immitation crab meat (crazy one!), tuna, canned fruit like peaches & pears, Gerbers pasta pickups raviolis, watermelon, strawberries and hard boiled eggs.

They like to pick it up themselves at this age and these foods are perfect for there little fingers to crab! I hope my list helps...good luck and enjoy your growing baby!

A.

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Hi J.,
I fed my daughter, now 2yrs. 3 months old all kinds of great foods, and she is a very strong and healthy, very good eater. I would steam veggies together like potatoes (skinned) carrots, broccoli and spinach (very light on the spinach) together at one time, and then use the water left over from the steaming to puree theses veggies together. She loved it. I also would steam butternut squash, even lightly salted, and she loved that too. I often made her chicken, and organic pasta, like rigatoni, or something easy for her to pick up with natural grated paremesan cheese over it. Avocados with a little squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt can be cut up in squares and are really healthy for babies. Also easy for moms...Hard boiled eggs are a great source of protein, and you know the protein is only in the egg white, so toss the yellow in the garbage and feed your little one just the egg white. Again, easy for mom and baby. On a tired day, my daughter would eat a hard boiled egg, plain pasta w/ grated parmesean, avocado, cheese, and cut up strawberries. There you have all the food groups in an easy, quick, managaeable meal. My daughter loves salmon shredded in mashed potatoes, with broccoli and carrots also shredded. She now eates just about anything. Salmon, broccoli and oatmeal are of the three healthies foods you can give a growing baby, and they say that from age 1-2 is the most important time to build a good foundation for healthy eating. Also, milestones like walking will turn your child from someone you thought you knew into a totally different kid! I also feed her for dessert, plain Nancy's Yoghurt (with live bacteria) with pureed mango, another yummy and easy fruit that you can either puree or cut up into squares. Every morning, she gets oatmeal with applesauce, or blackberry sauce, or pureed mango in it with a glass of milk.
I hope these ideas help. And good luck!!!
Eating well is SO important to every aspect of a childs development and happiness. That and a routine of when they eat and sleep.
Take care,

S.

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My daughter loved grilled cheese sandwiches, soup and crackers ( I used to crush the crackers in the soup to thicken it up a little) fish, and par boiled carrots with dressing. She pretty much ate just about anything. She loved stuff like hummus and pita bread, and she was and is a huge fan of soy sausage patties, they are really easy to chew.

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I give my daughter(now 12 months) anythng that I eat and which is not dangerous to her. I just break it down into smaller pieces. She really likes all the different textures and tastes. It also makes me eat healthier :)

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Welcome to the frustrations of feeding time! My daughter ate so well back in those early months of new foods, now she's 16 months old and she eats like a bird, if she eats at all. I try everything. She loves pasta (mac and cheese - homemade of course), and sometimes I just make shells or other finger pastas that she can eat. I salt it a little or splash it with some cheese for flavor. She also loves grapes, bananas, and most fresh fruits cut into tiny bite size pieces. Try yogurt or dry cheerios too. Good luck, the key is to just keep trying different things.
K.
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You could feed her soft boiled/steamed carrots,peas,broccoli,etc. and chop it up small bit size. Or at the stores there's toddler foods in bottles perfect for litte ones. And soft fruits like pears, bananas, peaches, cut up small.
Sometimes when children get about 9-10 months they don't want baby food. I have three children 7, 2, and 1. Only my youngest didn't want the baby food. Goodluck!

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Since she's almost a year old, you can start to really feed her anything, as long as it's not a choking hazard.... Advocado,cheese pieces, egg etc. We would just make a small amount of whatever we ate at dinner for our son. We never made him a special plate. All cooked vegetables, all fruits, beans (kidney,refried etc) I would just look for different things as i walked through the grocery store. We never ate kidney beans but my son loved them, same with green beans and peas.
Good luck, Hope this helps.

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Hi,

Basically what they told my daughter about her baby is no milk or eggs until she is 1 and no honey until she is 2. other than that she can pretty much have anything you can put in a blender or watch it isn't too big or hard to choke her, babies will try anything, ie: put anyghing in their mouths. mashed potatoes, oatmeal, applesauce, soft carrots, green beans (one at a time), bananas, it really depends alot on how many teeth she has also, gotta be able to chew anything that isn't the consistancy of oatmeal or mashed potatoes.

Good luck

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My 10-month-old hasn't wanted to eat baby food for about a month now. He LOVES Yo, Baby yogurt, waffles, pancakes, goldfish baby crackers, grapes (cut up in small pieces), raisins, Cheerios, bananas (again, cut up), animal crackers, cheese, avocados, oatmeal, real fruit juices diluted with water, toast, applesauce, diced apples with no skin, canned peaches (or fresh), fruit cocktail (drained), sugar free Popsicles, soup-I've given him the healthy request chicken noodle and rice and stars, Graduates pasta pick up's and lil' meats, etc. He will also eat fresh green beans, peas and steamed rice. I didn't want to give him mac n' cheese until he was older, but he smelled mine, had a bite and he loves that too.
If I think of any more as I feed him, I'll post again. He LOVES to feed himself now! It's good practice, but boy is it messy!

Just don't forget no egg whites until the baby is 1! Also, no honey, no strawberries, no peanut butter or fish before 1. I didn't know about the eggs before age 1 and my son had an ambulance ride to the ER. No nuts either. Also, I wouldn't feed the baby anything you or his daddy are allergic too, until the baby is at least 1. When you're starting new foods, it's best to only offer 1 new food every 3 or 4 days, that way, if there IS any type of reaction/allergy-you will be able to pin point which food it was. Oh yea, and no cow's milk until after the 1st birthday. I still give mine yogurt (which has dairy in it), but I don't offer straight milk yet. They can be allergic to that and it can make them too full, to where they don't want to eat food. Another reason they don't want us to give them milk before age 1 is a lot of parents will get rid of the formula and just give the milk, there is not enough iron in the milk and their digestive systems are not ready for it.

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Hi J.,

You are not alone with this situation. Here is what I recommend to my clients. Have her eat what you eat. Don't make it too spicy. Introduce new foods to her slowly. Chicken is a great thing for her to eat also any vegetables and fruit. Find the ones that are soft or that you can cook down. Make sure she is drinking her water and keep her on whole grains. Do not force her to eat something that she does not like. They will in time. My son was the pickiest eater and would not touch a vegetable unless it was a salad. But now he is 8 and he eats everything. You make want to look into a good multi vitamin. You can get them at my website.

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You can feed them anything that isn't a choking hazard and that she will eat. Avacados are a favorite with most kids that age. Try to avoid anything with peanuts in it (even creamy peanut butter) because of allergies. Other than that... have at it :-)

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Hi J.,
My daughter is about to turn 1 next week and is going through the same stage right now. I give her the same stuff you're giving your daughter. I also give her bits of soft cooked veggies, bits of fruit, and even some bits of deli meat. She also eats oatmeal, yogurt, mac n cheese, and cooked rice. She's recently gone back to some baby food, but I think it's because she's sprouting 3 or 4 teeth at the same time. I would say, do the same foods your kiddo was accepting as baby food, just cut them up small and cook them soft. If she doesn't like something right away, don't give up. It may be a reaction to the texture not the taste, so keep giving her the same stuff 10+ times until she tries it.
Good luck!

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My daughter (10 mo) is the same way. She LOVES to feed herself. I give her alot of cut up fruits (banannas, peaches, pears) and after asking her doctor, I got some of the graduate veggies in a jar, and she absolutly loves those. I also use ground turkey to make dinners, so before I add seasoning, I take some out for her. I think that is her absolute favorite. I also give her pieces of whole weat bread(loves it) Hope this helped out a bit. Good luck!

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i am a dad that has been raising my baby girl for the past nine months, she is eleven months old now and i gave up on all baby food 4 or 5 months ago, i may have fed it to her for a month at most. i preferred to make her my own foods. before i get shot at i will stress that she has not had a cold, or ear infection, or any other medical issue, bfeeding exclusively for the first 6 months and top quality soy formula in addition to bm at night, has been the major factor, but i also refuse to let her cry or stress. egg yolk, scrambled eggs w/spinach, oatmeal (steel cut), cheerios, blueberries ( which she loves ), bananas, mangoes, apples, omelettes w/yucca and or avocado, recently, french toast w/whole grain bread, and long grain brown rice and beans, and whole wheat pasta. i am writing a blog about it because if i can raise a baby anybody can
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My son did the same thing - all of a sudden would not eat baby food. We've tried everything I could think of...some of the things he likes a lot are Snapea crisps (made from peas) from Trader Joes, carrots raw and cooked, that he can pick up with his fingers, also Gerber makes toddler finger food, which is just freeze-dried fruits and veggies, and he loves those. Peices of apple, banana, strawberries..... and I just feed him small peices of whatever we are eating. At that age I could also scramble an egg and put it on his high chair tray and he'd eat that up, but now won't touch them for some reason. Mine is pretty picky - friend's kids will eat anything - but I just always keep an eye out when at the grocery or health food store for healthy things that we can try. Sometimes I'll put something away and two weeks later he'll eat it when he wouldn't at first. And when all else fails - he STILL occasionally will eat a jar of baby food - especially when his teeth hurt and he doesn't want to chew. Good luck!

well cooked, chopped vegetables (broccoli, carrots, squash)
soft, peeled fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums, kiwi)
bananas
avocado
gold fish crackers
waffles
oatmeal
yogurt
**remember to ask your child's doctor prior to introducing new foods

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