Introducing "real" food to baby!

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Pretty much anything really as long as it is pureed. (well no honey/nuts).  Make sure you wait the 3 days to intro duce new foods one at time.  I would try veggies/fruits next

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The same meals you eat but in pureed form or if she has a few teeth cut up in tiny chunks. Just don’t do tough meats.  My son we basically fed him what we ate.

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

mrsdevries:  Have you looked into baby led weaning?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

mrsdevries:  Just wanted to put it out there. I dont have a kid yet, but plan on doing baby led weaning–less work for me!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you do purees, you can start moving into chunkier purees, soft foods and cutting them very tiny if you don’t want to do BLW.  Meatballs, noodles, soups, grilled cheese, diced chicken, eggs pretty much any way (if you don’t have a history of allergies), flaky soft fish, steamed veggies, fruits, pancakes, yogurt, etc.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

mrsdevries:  By 8 months, my DS was eating almost everything we ate, just cut into little pieces that he could “gum.” Does your son have a pincher grasp? If so, he can eat table food. My son LOVES chunks of chicken, veggies, macaroni and cheese, crackers cheese, eggs, hamburger.

Literally, anywhere we go, I just cut up whatever I’m eating into small chunks and he gobbles it up. The only thing that’s an exception are things that are very hard, like raw veggies, things with thick crusts….etc.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

mrsdevries:  no worries! Pincher grasp is if they can pick up stuff using their pointer finger and thumb (or some babies just like to grab stuff with their whole fist). It is what they need to pick up food from their tray/plate and put it in their mouth.

My DS only has 2 bottom teeth and they really don’t do him any good with chewing. He just gums everything. As long as you can squish the food pieces between your fingers, babies can eat it. They’re more resilient than you think! Read a little on baby led weaning. It will teach you a lot about what kind of foods your baby can take at that age.

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