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My 7 month old has decided purees are bad...

Any suggestions on easy to chew foods that are good for a 7 month old with no teeth? She won't eat purees but needs the calories. I'm sticking with soft cooked fruits, veggies, edamame, beans, split peas, et. c. but would like some suggestions on things that she can have that maybe I am not thinking of.

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Asked by rhianna1708 at 8:14 PM on Aug. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • what about something she can mash, my son didn't get teeth till the end of 8 months and he stopped liking purees as well, he liked to chew with his gums so we did small pieces of boiled chicken, steamed carrots, peas, but cooled first. home made apple sauce more chunk than saucy, hmmmm baked sweet potato, baked butternut squash. He liked to feed himself so steaming and baking and letting foods cool was perfect because, he got to chew, and feed himself, all the while everything was still soft.


    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 8:18 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • Apparently I did the same thing when I was a baby. My mom said I ate a lot of cottage cheese, mashed potatoes, yogurts, and apple sauce in addition to some of the things you already mentioned.

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:18 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • My daughter wouldnt eat anything pureed either. I gave her pretty much what we were eating as long as it wasnt too spicy and I cut it up really tiny.But some stuff that she really liked was:
    Cottage cheese
    Toast with marmalade
    Toasted bagels(blueberry is her fav)
    Plain cooked noodles
    Spaghetti..light on the sauce
    Macaroni and cheese
    Grahm Crackers
    Saltine Crackers
    Baked potatoes with sour cream
    Mashed Potatoes with shredded cheddar on top
    Shredded cheese(most any kind)
    Fresh Fruits cut up really small...some cooked down till soft but still holds it form, like apples
    I know theres tons more but I can't think! LOL


    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 8:19 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • Anything soft that smooshes easily.

    Answer by AnasMommy7 at 9:06 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • The sky is the limit. Babies can gum quite a lot of things. You'll be surprised at how fast they progress to pincer grip foods like halved blueberries and peas. My 11 month old has no teeth and makes short work of a whole apple for example. Check out : Baby led Solids

    Answer by amileegirl at 9:25 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • Yogurt with wheat germ, avocadeo (sliced or mashed), waffles, homemade pancakes with fruits/veggie grated in, eggs with grated yellow squash....anything soft and you can get creative with:)

    Answer by campeno at 9:33 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • My youngest daughter was eating almost anything we were at 8 months. She fed herself Thanksgiving dinner at 7 1/2 months (turkey, potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes and mashed broccoli). She loved it and was refusing baby food (except the desserts) by Christmas when she was 8 1/2 months.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 11:45 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • My son did the same at the same age. I just fed him whatever i was eating that he could chew. He could eat almost anything.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 11:37 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

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