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When do you start giving table food?

at what age did you start giving your child table pick up food like green beans and peas and stuff??

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Apr. 29, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • 11 months

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • Around 9 months with my first one (he was late teething) He was completely on table food by 12 months. I started around 8 months with my second son. He was completely on table food by 10 months.(All organic homemade food, nothing packaged or processed)

    Answer by laciD at 11:14 AM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • Any time after around 9 months. Each kid is different. My DD didn't like the texture of anything that wasn't pureed until around 14 months old. My DS, on the other hand, was eaiting slices of apple at 10 months.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 11:16 AM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • I started around 9 months for very soft stuff. Green beans and peas - just make sure they are real soft, like from a can or better yet from a can of soup.

    Answer by mompam at 11:38 AM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • My kids went completely to table food at 8 months. Of course, I still cut things up into small pieces.

    Answer by missanc at 12:39 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • I gave her pick up foods as soon as she could pick them about 7 months? I bought my daughter those graduate puffs because they melt in the mouth but she's almost 14 months now and eats what i eat for dinner (usually, she had trouble with pork tenderloin last night for dinner so I made her a grilled cheese:-p)...she only has her front 4 teeth but I still give her everything except for really tough meats and uncooked veggies.

    Answer by AutumnsMom31309 at 1:04 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • You can start giving your child easily mashable table foods (mashed potatoes, soft veggies, etc) at six months. If you feel that your child is ready to have table foods and they've showed interest in trying. Like grabbing at your plate, getting mad that they're not having what you're having, asking (in their way) for a bite when you're eating, etc. If you and your child are ready then at six months you can start table foods.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 1:35 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • kid had teeth early and understood chewing. LOL He wouldn't eat "baby food". So, I made it myself starting at 6 months, he progressed to big people food fast. By, 9.5 months, he was holding and taking bites or kid burgers. He never picked up food really, he preferred to use a spoon or fork. Or let me feed it to him.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:36 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • um, it depends on ur kid and how ready they are with teeth and stuff. d was on baby food at 3 mo cuz he was starving with just formula and he was on people food at 6 months. but he actually preffered gerber to the real thing...strange i know but it is what it is!

    Answer by lildqsmama at 3:21 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

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