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Can you give a 10 month old watermelon? Also what are some ideas for things to give him occasionally besides his baby food

We are trying to get my son gradually eating some more solids, he eats stage two and a couple stage three baby foods and is breast fed, he has those gerber puffs for snack and he also eats his baby cereal for breakfast but what are some things to introduce him to?

Do you think giving him a piece of watermelon if i hold it for him and it's frozen would help with teething, obvious i will pick out the seeds from it.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:31 AM on Nov. 13, 2012 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Veggies, single veggies like squash, peas. Just mash them up really well or make your own with a food processor. As my kids progressed I just fed them what we ate, I just processed it before I seasoned

    Answer by adnilm at 11:32 AM on Nov. 13, 2012

  • Depending on how many teeth he has, he can eat quite a variety of foods. Basically anything soft and cut into small enough chunks so he can't choke on it.

    Answer by hootie826 at 11:36 AM on Nov. 13, 2012

  • rice, apple sauce, yogurt, cut up chunks of banana or other soft fruits or vegetables cut up into pieces small enough to pinch, but not to choke on.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 11:56 AM on Nov. 13, 2012

  • Yes. By 9 months all 5 of mine were eating pretty much what we ate, only cut up tiny or mashed with my fork. They don't need puréed food long, they need practice chewing/gumming food. Any soft fruit or steamed veggies are great choices. Mine also loved pretty much any bean/legume and helped them practice fine motor control as well as eating.

    Answer by missanc at 12:13 PM on Nov. 13, 2012

  • i gave my son watermelon at 6 months he didnt have a problem wit it

    Answer by sarahneal111409 at 8:57 PM on Nov. 13, 2012

  • I think watermelon is fine. My son ate anything we ate at 10 months.

    Answer by Lb128f at 11:48 AM on Nov. 20, 2012

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