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baby is no longer interested in babyfood. What are some good ideas for lunch/breakfast/dinner for a 9 month old with 4 teeth. And what is a good portion size?

 
Mommy2JoshNJake

Asked by Mommy2JoshNJake at 4:13 PM on Oct. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I never made special meals for my kids, and my daughter never had baby food. Just let her have whatever you're having. Make sure it's easily mushable (if you can mush it betwen your fingers, she can mush it between her gums -- teeth have nothing to do with it) and she can pick it up easily, and let her have at it. She can eat as much as she wants after her main course of breastmilk or formula.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 4:33 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Baby led weaning:
    http://babyledweaning.blogware.com/blog/GettingStartedFingerFoodBasics/FingerFoodBasicsMonth1

    Candi1024

    Answer by Candi1024 at 4:16 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Ditto baby led solids/weaning, especially the gil rapely article

    no teeth required. my 12 month old has no teeth and eats whole apples
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 4:29 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Bananas, Avocados, string cheese, yougart, sweet potatos, cooked broccoli florets, applesauce, puffed rice cereal are just a few things that my DD started with :)
    chefronswife

    Answer by chefronswife at 4:33 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Anything that is easily mushed up.
    Banans, peaches, pears .. A little over ripe, so they're softer.
    Cheerios. Goldish Crackers.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 4:43 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Whatever you are eating cut into smaller pieces. Remember that a serving size for a child this young is about a tablespoon or two of food.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 4:50 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • She should be able to eat whatever you're eating, just cut it up small.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 6:51 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • My 9 month old gets what we have for dinner, just run through a food processor for a chunky puree. Sometimes I will add some baby food veggies for a little extra nutrition for things like mashed potatoes or pasta. She can chew fresh/frozen cooked peas, green beans, broccoli. She loves toast and bagels, cheesy bread, fresh cucumber, any fresh fruit she can get her hands on. Portion sizes are just as her appetite dictates, I feed her until she's full just like with nursing or giving bottles.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 8:29 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

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