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Feeding an 8 month old

He likes to feed himself, and I've started having trouble feeding him baby food. I am a single parent, so I don't have a lot of time to cook. I'm looking for some ideas of some quick and easy things for him to eat. Obviously fresh fruits or cooked veggies. What else can I give him? Maybe something that I'd cook for myself and then feed him as well. --He doesn't have any teeth yet.


Asked by EverydayMomma at 11:58 AM on Apr. 23, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Once my son could pick up food and put it in his mouth himself I simply cut whatever we were having VERY small and let him have at it. It's messy, but they love it, and you can always help them get it in there.

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 8:52 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • My daughter didn't cut her first tooth until she was 11, almost 12, months old. She was a champ at gumming things to death. Make him whatever you're eating, just cut it into small bits for him so he doesn't choke, and only give him a few bits at a time too. My son cut his first two teeth at 4 months and his next two at 11 months.

    BOTH of my kids would chipmunk their food so I had to watch that.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 12:26 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Anything you can mash up he can eat.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:53 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • rainbow pasta cut up, bananas cut up, string cheese cut up, waffles cut up

    Answer by TWOpeazINaPOD at 9:05 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • is your choice . yes

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 11:18 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Thanks ladies!

    Comment by EverydayMomma (original poster) at 11:39 PM on Apr. 25, 2011