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ok really dont know.. may be very stupid idk..

my DD is 8 1/2 months but im scared to give her foods other then pureed cause of choking hazards(first baby) she has one tooth i guess idk what to do.. what to feed her she hates jar baby food.. idk what i can do or feed her do i cut it up give it to her whole.. what i need help!!

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:26 PM on Aug. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Just mash up what you are eating and give it to her. If you are afraid of choking, cut pieces up extremely small. Don't give her hard foots that can't be broken down with saliva and her "chewing" it with her gums. AND . . . . . don't make it harder than it is. If she is refusing jar baby food, count it a blessing. The stuff is over priced anyway. Just mash food up with your fork and give it to her. If she rejects it, then puree as needed.

    Answer by proud2Bmomma at 6:29 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • At 8 months, solids are still for the experience of tastes and textures. She can eat avocado, baked sweet potato, oatmeal, cooked pumpkin, puffed rice, etc. You may want to pick up a baby food grinder; they run about ten dollars.. Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts. The best book on feeding babies, toddlers and their families is called Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. You should be able to find it at your local library. There is some great information on the website:



    Answer by rkoloms at 6:30 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • My 10 month old with ONE tooth has been eating off her brothers plates. I now cut up hotdogs, cheese, soft fruit, and she gums it just fine. She loves frozen waffles! Like others said, just cut the food up small and see how your baby does. My daughter also eats cheerios, eggs, yogurt-anything somewhat soft.

    Answer by micheledo at 6:45 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Ugh. *rolls eyes at pp book suggestion*

    Try using sodium-free canned veggies and soups, and you can always serve fruit! Put a few cooked carrots, tomatoes, spoons of cream corn, potatoes, etc, on her tray, and if they're too big, you can always cut them with a fork or mash them with a spoon. I find that Campbells chunky vegetable soup is not only yummy, but has a number of goodies in there with different textures and colors. You can give her a hard carrot stick to suck on, so long as she doesn't bite a piece off, along with apples, celery sticks, peaches, pears, thin slices of bananas, an orange wedge (with the rind on so there's no risk of swallowing) etc, and eventually graduate her to cans of fruit cocktail. (Which I would rinse off the sugary syrup with some water in a strainer...)

    She should be fine, but avoid the vienna sausages, popcorn, corn, etc...

    Answer by matobe at 6:50 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • all the above sugg sound good to me, i wouldnt give her hot dogs, too much salt. in fact, no added salt or sugar or anything when it comes to an 8 month old....all natural baby!! my daughter loves frozen peas, they feel good in her mouth for teething,

    Answer by LadyDahl at 7:00 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • hotdogs is the number one food children choke on. dont give it to them until they are old enough to chew perfectly... about 4 y/o iwould say.
    try giving her avocado thats a great food and chop up to avoid choking the food you are normally eating. gums are hard enough to mash food up and at the age of your child she probably knows how to use her lips and tongue and gums and one tooth.

    she will never learn though if you dont give her the opportunity to.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 7:45 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • stick to stage 2 baby food. do what you are comfortable with. talk to your doctor about her level of learning. its not about age. it's about progress with things. don't want her to choke. my youngest is 8 months old with 4 teeth but he still eats rice cereal and stage 2 baby food. he nurses most of the time and will only eat like i meal with baby food... he'll eat maybe 3 tablespoons and call it done.

    Answer by youngs_wifey05 at 8:34 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • At 7 months we started cutting/mashing up what we were eating for meals and letting my son eat that. He's 9 months now and only has two teeth that finally popped through about 2 weeks ago. Your lo won't get molars, which we use to chew, until they're much older so even babies who have several of their front teeth still need their food cut up, softened.

    Answer by missanc at 9:29 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

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