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How old was your baby when you stopped jarred food or began on finger foods?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:44 AM on Nov. 30, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • About 10 months old or so. At around 8-9 months I did give them scrambled eggs and pancakes because they can be smooshed. You can also try mashed potatos etc.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:47 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • With my first a year, 2nd 10 months and my last 8 months

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • around 8 months I started to feed my son finger foods exclusively. i hated the jarred foods!! It took him a few weeks to catch on- but he eats like a champ and is very healthy:)

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • 9 months.

    Answer by sterlids at 11:54 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • 10-11 months, once I noticed that the jar food wasn't keeping them happy.

    Answer by Pnukey at 1:02 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • I don't do jarred foods. I stopped pureeing his food at around 9 months. He started solids at 6 months.

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 1:57 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • We started finger foods when Haidn was 5 months old. By the time he was 7 months old he was off of babyfood completely.

    Answer by purpleducky at 2:32 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • With my younger two, I never did use jarred food. Basically I waited to start solids until they were grabbing food off my plate, and when I decided to let them finally have it, I sat them (naked except for a diaper) in their high chair, chunked up a banana or avocado for them, and let them at it. They either figured out eating it or had a fantastic time making a huge mess, which is a beneficial tactile experience for them anyway. The jarred foods (imo) are pretty funky tasting. They're super tart because of the added citric acid, so I preferred to feed them regular food from the start. After that they ate a variety of steamed and chunked up food. Sweet potatoes are great when steamed, cooled, then cut into chunks. Same goes for baked potatoes. I'd avoid mashed potatoes because of the dairy in them. I tried to hold off on dairy for as long as possible,even waiting past a year to introduce yogurt.

    Answer by 3maniacsmom at 3:30 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • 6mths for my daughter, however at almost 9mths she's still on jar food off and on but eats a lot of table food. if you feel your baby is ready then start... just do it at your own pace and listen to your baby!

    Answer by anabelsmommy08 at 9:41 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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