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my 9 month old wants to feed herself what do i give her?

I am already giving her smart dogs (soy hot dogs) steamed carrots, pieces of baked & sweet potatoes but i need other ideas... anyone?

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Asked by madisonsmom419 at 7:20 PM on Jan. 14, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Good! give her tons of diffrent things so she likes stuff when she grows up
    Your doing a great job tho with that. Wipped Cream is always fun to try to teach them to feed thenselfs with

    Answer by ReadyToRage at 7:22 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • ritz crackers, graham crackers, saltines etc.

    Answer by lionslambs at 7:27 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • green beans--cheerios--oyster crackers--tons of stuff.

    Answer by coala at 7:28 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • Noodles are good too :) Banannas... I had to be careful with my son cause he had (well still has) a gagging problem. You can pretty much give her what ever you want!

    I have known people that will grind their dinner so their child can eat with them. :)

    Answer by dakotaNrye at 7:30 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • Whatever you're eating!!!!

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 7:31 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • When my son went into "I can feed myself" phase. I gave him a bunch of gerber graduates foods. The baby aisle has tons of stuff. His favorite are the puffs. they're kinda like cheerios but they're puffed grains that are made with either real veggies or fruit and it melts in their mouths. I also gave him french fries (baked not fried).

    Answer by jjsmommi5 at 7:34 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • My dd loved holding the mango seed and gnawing the fruit off of it. She also loved yogurt and cereal. She pretty much ate whatever we ate, as long as it wasn't too hard-like raw carrots. I just mashed the food up.

    Answer by mama_k228 at 8:34 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • You could try peaches and pears. I like the ones canned in juice and not syrup and cut them up. Bananas are great. Peas, Green Bean, Carrots. Um. . . mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes. My son love cottage cheese. the Gerber graduates are great (I like the puff) but most of them aren't any better then the grown up food and they cost more. Has anyone tried the take along raviolis? YUCK they are slimy.


    Answer by chrissmom734 at 9:49 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • Except for the foods that you are told to wait on, you can give them anything they will eat. My daughter was eating our dinners (minus a lot of meat) at about 9 months old. And she had NO teeth until she was almost a year old.

    Answer by kemclaughlin at 11:43 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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