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Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

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cloddy
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Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

When it came time to start table foods what did you offer? Can you share what worked and what didn't? I've tried some stuff but DD has a fierce gag reflex and I'm nervous.

Posted 2/26/07 1:40 PM
 
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Anniegrl
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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

I tried noodles the other day and no good. He likes bananas but they're just kind of hard for him to pick up (slippery!). He mostly eats Cheerios right now, and Earth's Best cookies. He still has the gag reflex pretty bad, so I'm taking it slow.

Posted 2/26/07 1:46 PM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

The first table food I tried was gerber puffs. He didn't care for it in the beginning, it took him about a week to get use to it. Now loves it.
I have since given him pastina, with hard boiled egg yolk. He really likes that too.
He also likes, cheese, pancakes, bread, yobaby yogurt.
I try to give him a little bit of whatever I am eating. He likes to eat whatever we are eating. I don't give him much, just to try.

Posted 2/26/07 1:46 PM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

I'm in the same boat, Matteo doesn't seem to want to eat 'real' food. I tried the puffs, he shuts his mouth so tight, and his eyes! He'll pick them up but not put them in his mouth. Let me know how you do with it. Keep me updated!

Posted 2/26/07 1:51 PM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

He's had Puffs, Cheerios, and bread cubes.

Now we're on to YoBaby yogurt, mashed bananas, polly-o string cheese, or I'll offer a little of what we're eating (little pieces of chicken, mashed potatoes, dessert) but just a taste

Posted 2/26/07 1:51 PM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

Oh, I forgot about the YoBaby yogurt! Jackson loves that. I just bought some yesterday that has cereal in it.
He loves the Gerber puffs too.

Posted 2/26/07 1:53 PM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

Andrew has had pastina and puffs so far. I am going tonight to pick up the Yobaby for him.

I also tried the Zweiback toast but he hated it.

Oh and scrambled eggs but he didn't like them at all.

Posted 2/26/07 1:59 PM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

Try avocado in small cubes, overcooked ditalini with a tiny bit of parmesan & butter (overcooked pasta of any kind I guess, as long as its small but the ditalini are easy to pick up) I made my son the worlds tiniest omelet the other day with the egg yolk and some cheese - it was easy for him to pick up and eat. He doesnt gag on stuff so he's been eating alot more but I think if you stick with super soft stuff till she gets use to chewing (or mashing if she only has 1 or 2 teeth) and the gag reflex should get better.

Posted 2/26/07 4:21 PM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

I think Lauren will be a table food girl before I think! She loves everything we eat, I just cut it up tiny and she eats it right up. Yes, she does gag every now and then, but she does ok overall. Here's what we've tried...

Cheerioes
Puffs
scrambled egg yolk
cut up pieces of American cheese
cut up cooked veggies, like green beans and carrots so far
Gerber apple and peach dices (she has a hard time picking these up!)
banana pieces
Arrowroot cookies
Ditalini (pasta, just plain on her tray)
rotisseire chicken
Thomas' corn cakes
mashed potatoes
pastina (I mix in a jar of veggies in it when she has it)
small pieces of pancake
small pieces of waffles

she also has her Yobaby yogurt and other jarred baby food still, but she is looking more and more for stuff to pick up and her on her own. So anything we eat, I try and let her eat too. She has 8 teeth too, so its so funny to see her pick up something and actually take a bite!



Message edited 2/26/2007 6:21:47 PM.

Posted 2/26/07 6:20 PM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

Kerri has been slow to table food but only recently started eating more, she has..
Puffs
Mashed potatoes
Pastina
egg yolk
yogurt
cheese
and last night had veggies and meat from a stew I made

Posted 2/26/07 6:26 PM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

Grace has a gag reflex as well. We do mostly jar food, but here are a few foods that Gracie did not gag on and loves. HTH

YoBaby yogurt
Mashed potatoes
bananas, mangos, avacado (all need to be mashed up)
applesauce

ETA: Grace was a late teether and only has two teeth

Message edited 2/26/2007 6:40:13 PM.

Posted 2/26/07 6:39 PM
 

cloddy
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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

thanks everybody. I'm sure yogurt would be a breeze but she had that milk protein allergy so I'm not going there yet. but I'll try the egg yolk. we haven't done that yet. I'm also too nervous about cheese too b/c it's dairy.

Posted 2/27/07 7:59 AM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

Marron loves Cheerios! She is now refusing her morning oatmeal and preferring the Cheerios instead. I have also given her:
small pieces of pancakes
cheese
turkey breast
puffs (which she now turns her head at)
those dehydrated fruits from the baby aisle
cut up peaches
pizza crust
italian bread

there are other things I have given her that she hasn't done so well with so I don't really remember them, other than cut up green beans.

Posted 2/27/07 8:40 AM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

We just really started giving her what we eat, just at night with our dinner.

She is a champ puffs and cheerios.

We also give her
egg yolks
Cheese-american, cheddar, mozz
chicken
peas
mashed pototoes
crackers
Baby cookies
fruit pieces-dole fruit cups
yogurt with frozen pureed strawberries and blueberries
Frozen peaches
Bananas
italian bread
pizza crust

yesterday she ate a whole homemade manicotti and loved it. she prob shouldn't have had it since it's made with eggs and ricotta, but she loved it and has really no reactions to food.

Message edited 2/27/2007 9:33:44 AM.

Posted 2/27/07 9:33 AM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

Matthew has had pastina and Puffs (the puffs he'll eat if I feed them to him otherwise he'll just play with them)

Other stuff he's tried are soft cooked carrots. Baked Potatoes ( I mush it up though) A little bit of meatballs and a little bit of rice...He's only tasting these things I just listed. But let me tell you he loves the carrotts!!! He is practically ready to jump out of his walker for more...

Posted 3/7/07 5:25 PM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

All my girls were fed table food fairly early...Baby carrots were good starters..just cook them until they are really mushy..they are easy for them to pick up and mush right in their mouth..

There are some other pastas that are bigger than pastina that are good for finger feeding...

additionlly what I would do was to thicken up the jarred baby food with cereal letting it get thicker and thicker..that way they got used to the consistency without it being totally a new thing...

Hope this helped.

Posted 3/7/07 5:30 PM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

DD likes to eat what we're eating!

But, she loves her cheerios, just anything that she can chew on even though she has no teeth at 9.5 months! So, since she's not so interested in her baby foods, we mix some textures into it, like finely cut up chicken. She'll take potatoes and carrots too.

Oh, she loves yogurt! Sometimes we put some cheerios in there too!

Posted 3/7/07 5:59 PM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

Sweet potatoes are good to start with. So are cheerios and avocado and banana.
Ava is on all table food now, and I find that pancakes, waffles, pastina, rotini, chicken soup and potatoes were easy starts for her.

ETA: I make ground turkey meatloaf and cut it up into small cubes. she LOVES this! Also turkey meatballs (we don't eat red meat).

Message edited 3/7/2007 7:46:33 PM.

Posted 3/7/07 7:45 PM
 

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Re: Moms of 9 mos olds or older who used jar baby food

My son is NOT on table food yet.
I want to keep my title of QUEEN CHICKEN OF FEEDING CHILDREN UNDER THE age of 2.

Im too nervous to feed them table foods. (this is the only area where "oh # 3 , easy street" doesnt apply for me) The other day I was left with my 18m old niece (and 6 other kids (my boys and her sibs) Chat Icon Chat Icon so on top of the fact that it was me and 7 kids Chat Icon I cut up the food so small, poor kid was grabbing handfulls as Im saying "chew chew, good girl, chew, mangia, brava!" Chat Icon

TAble food is the furthest thought in my mind, maybe next year Chat Icon Chat Icon

Message edited 3/7/2007 10:19:20 PM.

Posted 3/7/07 10:18 PM
 
 

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