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At what age did u take ur baby off of baby food & put on table food only?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on Sep. 3, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My hub was sneaky with this one. At around 8 or 9 months he started letting my son eat off of his plate instead of feeding him baby food! So, all of a sudden my son would wrinkle up his nose at baby food and absolutely refused to eat it. I have to agree though, that crap is pretty gross. SO about 9 months old he was completely done with baby food and wanting table food but it's diffrent for every baby. And heck, now Gerber has those meals and you can feed them Gerber until they are freaking preschoolers so I wouldn't worry to much about getting your little one off of baby food until YOU feel like they are ready.

    Answer by Katrina3016 at 5:11 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • My daughter's never had jar baby foods. At 6 months I started her with cereal, then veggies, then fruits, then meats that I would mill for her before adding sauce/seasonings for hubby and I to eat. She's always prefered a chunkier texture, so she's been eating her food like finger food since about 10 months (I just cut it all into ITTY BITTY pieces). She's 18 months and I still cut much of her food into small pieces so she can't choke on them unless it's something soft or crumbly like tofu where she won't choke.

    Answer by jazzminesun at 5:36 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • I started my child on table food around 9 months old. I bought a food chopper and I chopped up everything into an consistancy that he could handle.

    Answer by lilmomm906 at 6:06 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • We didn't start using a lot of baby foods until she was about 9 mos old (I made most of my own foods). I have one with really bad reflux. Now she is 14 mos and I stopped buying baby food at 12 mos. Her dad still mashes it for her but I let her self feed. He is worried about her intake and I feel that she will eat what she needs. Do what you feel is right for your baby.

    Answer by coala at 6:27 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Emi's been on table food since 8 months.

    Answer by Arisce at 6:28 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • 8-10 months....

    Answer by Mamaof2boys0709 at 6:54 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • DD at 8 months

    Answer by LizaJayne at 10:00 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • We started her on baby foods at 4 mos, then giving her bites of table food at 5-6 mos and stopped baby foods alltogether by 7 mos. I just gave her tiny TINY bites of what we were eating when we ate so she would get used to that schedule (eating when we eat) and I never added seasoning until it was on our plates so she didn't have salt or pepper and still doesn't! She didn't start meat until she was 10 mos and it was chicken only. She's 21 mos now and I still cut her food into smaller bites unless it's like a sandwhich or something she can bite off and eat. She's picked an apple out of the fridge and at it whole before! That surprised me!!

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 4:28 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • when they start walking,mine when she was 7months,but i started giving her little bites when she was younger.

    Answer by angelairelan at 10:22 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • About a year with my older 3. My youngest is 8 months and has got table food only since he was about 6.5 months.

    Answer by palexander at 2:23 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

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