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No clue where to begin. dr says dh needs to be eating big ppl foods n weaned off the bottle...

Took my DS to c his Dr for his 9 month check up n she says he needs to start eating reg foods and being weaned off the bottle. I know this is necessary but I'm a little worried what to start with. Vegetables? Fruits? Meats? And what kinds? I'm new to being a mom and I have no one to ask but the dr who is nice but seems a little too busy for all my questions.

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Asked by kpincince at 8:09 PM on May. 9, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • start with soft foods mashed potaoes small small peices of meat fruit is good but not too much and get the spill proof sippycups they are a good way to switch from the bottle

    Answer by jmiljies at 8:14 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • Baby is old enough for all of that. Just leave 3 or 4 days in between each new food introduction to make sure there is not a reaction. Good starters are:

    Baby Cereals - rice, oatmeal
    Pureed veges, fruits

    If Baby has been eating those already, you can add in:

    thin slices of cheese, cut up vege patties, cut up chicken, peas, carrots (small and cooked), potato, wheat pancakes, cheerios . . .

    Anything that is soft enough to be chewed, and just make sure it is in really small pieces, and that the baby is chewing before the swallow.

    Good luck!!

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 8:16 PM on May. 9, 2011

  •   Any soft, healthy, food you are eating can be offered in small pieces and he can mash with his gums.  Good ideas on link and other ages are on there too.  Enjoy!.



    Answer by whitepeppers at 8:16 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • Meant to say let him play with a sippy cup too to get the hang of it. You can put formula in it and eventually whole milk around 12 months.

    Answer by whitepeppers at 8:17 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • He can eat whatever you eat, just in smaller pieces. Start with soft foods, potatoes, carrots, peas, green beans. Anything he can pick up himself. Plain noodles or with a little butter are good. Small pieces of pears, apples, bananas, beans. Cheerios, Gerber toddler foods. Remember that he may not like the texutres, may gag, but he just has to get used to the new textures and tastes.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:22 PM on May. 9, 2011

  • Definitely start with Veggies first, so he won't have a problem eating them later on. Then add the sweet stuff like fruits.

    Answer by Aeternam at 11:46 PM on May. 9, 2011

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