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My son is 11 months old and has not started eating cheerios or anything really thick. I started giving him the disolvable pinwheels, but he would choke on them and his father made me stop giving them to him. But, I am afraid he will have problems if we don't start feeding him thicker food soon. Is he way behind? Any suggestions on how to start feeding thicker foods/table foods?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:07 PM on Jul. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Try just plain old peas. They mush when baby chews on them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Banana, avacado, and sweet potatos are good first foods. They could have been started around 6 months. What's important now is to start meat for iron. There is no need for jar baby food.

    I assume since you have waited this long you are breastfeeding. There is good info on starting solids at

    Answer by GailllAZ at 11:20 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • He really needs to see a ears and throat Dr. there is some reason for this.

    Answer by maninblack at 11:50 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • My little sister wouldn't touch even stage 1 foods at 11 months. She nursed almost exclusively until 2, and now she eats everything(she's 20). Some kids just aren't ready, even at 11 months. I wouldn't push it.

    Answer by Arisce at 12:17 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • At 11 months I am surprised he is not eating table foods. I would also get him checked out as above poster stated.

    Answer by SusieD250 at 1:03 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • I think he needs more practice. Pinwheels are kind of difficult to chew and cheerios don't break down all the quickly either. I would start with some puffs or just foods that mash easily. Sometimes kids gag with new textures and that is just fine. Just let him work it out... it's all a part of learning.
    By 11 months my son was on all table foods...

    Answer by AmiJanell at 1:11 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

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