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when can my son start eating table food ?


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Asked by CedesM at 6:59 PM on Jun. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • How old is he? My son started eating table food at about 8 months but not much and it was stuff like mashed potatoes and he did  a lot of tasting sauces and things. By 9-9 1/2 months he was eat all solids :)


    Answer by Brandi300 at 7:03 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • food before one is just for fun- holds no nutritional value. When he can sit unassisted, no longer thrusts food out of his mouth, can make a pincer grasp with his index finger and thumb and can self feed this way.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:03 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • My daughter went straight to finger foods (hated baby food and boy am I glad. That stuff is a pain). She started at 7 months 1 week. Her fave was black beans smashed a bit between my fingers, cheerios broken in half, chunks of cooked sweet potato.

    Answer by SoniaL at 7:07 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • I should add that he still drank formula until he was one. :)


    Answer by Brandi300 at 7:07 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • my son eats soft table foods, he's 9 1/2 months old. he has no teeth so i have been a little wary of giving him tougher foods. but he eats mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, cereal, etc.

    Answer by ArmyWifeAshlie at 7:24 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • 6 months min.

    Answer by new_mom808 at 7:24 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • My youngest fed herself her first real meal at 7 1/2 months...Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. By Christmas she was off baby food completely and eating only table food (and her formula in a bottle). She was 8 1/2 months.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 8:01 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • Keep in mind that solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know little about).Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many now recommend skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breastmilk (or formula). Then baked sweet potato, oatmeal, pumpkin, pureed peas, etc. 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.
    Two great books /websites on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food You should be able to find them at your local library

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:17 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • I started giving my son small bites of table food when he was about 7 to 8months. Whenever you feel comfortable. Try it with them and if it looks difficult wait then it they look fine then just make sure you give it in small bites.

    Answer by madiberry at 8:36 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • My son refused baby food after 7 months one week and has been on table foos ever since :)

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 8:41 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

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