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How will I know when she is ready??

My baby is almost 13 months old, and only has 4 teeth. At this age she is having a hard time being off the baby food, although her pediatrician told us to take her off of it. Problem is, she is gagging on table food. My first born was a breeze, she took right to the things that she was supposed to be doing, she cut 2 teeth at a time, and quite quickly, she adjusted to a sippy cup, no problems. Now that I have this 2nd babay, she isnt cutting teeth as quickly, she cant grasp using a sippy cup, and shes gagging on table food. I need advice on alternatives. Please help, don't bash!!

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Asked by chelcityrocks at 10:31 AM on Apr. 9, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • i don't think i would move to table food until she has teeth to chew with. I mean, possibly something like yogurt and apply sauce. Those gerber poofs dissovle pretty easily. I don't have much adivce, if my child was gaggin and choking i would just keep them on the baby food. Good luck!

    Answer by NaKeYJaKeYsMoMy at 10:39 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • apple sauce* sorry can't type this morning

    Answer by NaKeYJaKeYsMoMy at 10:39 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • give her soft foods soup, soft fruits & vegtables.. take her off the baby food she'll slowly get used to the real foods..
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    Answer by maiahlynn at 10:48 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • maybe she just isn't ready? i don't think i would give solids if my baby were gagging. i would get a food grinder and give her what the family is eating, only ground up.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 11:05 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • I would still give her baby food. I didn't always listen to the doctor. One thing that worked for me though, as a very soft, first meal - I would make a can of soup with pasta and vegies and then strain out the liquid. The vegetables and pasta are extra soft in the soup. Good luck!

    Answer by mompam at 11:21 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • my son was a gagger too - it took him a while to adjust to foods and the sippy cup.. just give it time, you know your baby..sometimes it takes longer

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 11:21 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • make the bites smaller, my son is almost a year old and I have to make everything sooooooooo small. I mean so small they are like the size of the tip of his little finger or smaller, if its to hard or to big he gags

    Answer by Newmommys101 at 1:55 AM on Apr. 13, 2010

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