i have received conflicting answers about this with family members. with my other 2 kids i fed them anything we ate when they had teeth, could crawl and sit well in the highchair. it was usually by 9 to 10 months. my youngest got 4 teeth all at once and she has more teeth at her age than my other two did. anyways, i decided she could eat little small pieces of what we ate at breakfast, lunch and dinner. she eats cheerios and a babyfood fruit for breakfast. whatever we eat for lunch, small and cut up. and same for dinner, except with an added baby food vegetable. and of course her formula in between all of this. is it too soon to let her explore with certain table foods? obviously, im not going to serve her things like pizza, spicy foods, or anything like that. but for example the other night she ate some chicken and yellow rice, and the night before meatloaf.
Answer by amileegirl at 9:39 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
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Answer by missanc at 11:30 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:34 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
At 9 months I fed my kids anything we were having whether they had teeth or not. Having front teeth has nothing to do with chewing. They are for biting and tearing pieces off. Molars are for chewing and most kids don't get them until after they turn 1.
My youngest dd was self feeding at 8 months (her first meal was Thanksgiving at 7 1/2 months). She ate whatever we were having within reason (no steak or hard to chew foods). We just chopped everything up tiny or made it mushy.
Answer by justanotherjen at 12:09 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:44 PM on Oct. 20, 2010