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How old is too old for baby food?

My daughter Abigayle is 9 months old and only has her 2 bottom middle teeth. As of right now she still only takes the bottle and 3-4 jars of 2nd baby foods a day, once in awhile she will have a 3rd baby food. I am not sure when I should start her on adult table foods. Should I wait for her to have more teeth to chew and mush with? With my first daughter she had around 8-9 teeth by the age Abigayle is at currently and my first daughter, Saige, was eating pretty much only adult table foods, but again that was because she had more teeth. Any advice or input would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

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Asked by pcricket1008 at 10:25 PM on Nov. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I'm in the same boat! My oldest had all her teeth by nine months, and my youngest is a toothless wonder. She doesn't eat jarred food anymore (she just turned nine months about a week ago). She gets table food, but we're careful with what we give her. She loves breads and goldfish crackers. Macaroni is good too. Oddly enough, chicken nuggets are fine because they kind of separate into shreds when she eats them. French fries, orange segments, bananas, pretty much any soft fruit. Cooked veggies are fine too, and she loves teething on cold (uncooked) carrots (not the baby ones). She likes grilled cheese sandwiches too. I know every baby is different though, so just make sure that you watch for choking carefully with any new food. Good luck!

    Answer by kttycat84 at 10:41 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • keep feeding her baby food till ur comfortable
    u cant be too old
    but might need to give her iron supplment
    ask ur doc
    my baby never took baby food lol but i dont thinkt heres a age limit,she just might need more nutrients

    Answer by mamacita4two at 10:43 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

  • Maybe start out with bananas and egg yolks. Canned veggies are very soft also. If you give tiny bites she may be able to start trying more chewing motions.

    Answer by bloomsr at 11:14 PM on Nov. 1, 2009

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