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What to feed my 6 month old

She has been eating food with her hands. I need some ideas on what to feed her. i have to just put it on the table because the plate slides around as shes trying to pick things up. But, i need ideas things that are easy to pick up bananas, noodles ect. are to slippery, slides right though her fingers or onto the floor or her lap! Can i feed her cheetos puffs for snack? i have a son but i always feed him myself but, now i just dont have to sit down. i dont want a bunch of snacks.

Can i feed her things like peas, pea sized cheese cubes, scrambled eggs, Im really not sure what a baby isnt suppose to eat the 1st year. can they have dairy since they dont drink cows milk? eggs, cheese ect.??

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Asked by jennifer_oakley at 2:26 PM on Jun. 23, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 6 months? Wow..
    I feed my 6 month old (with no teeth).. baby food..mashed potatoes.. and thats about it.You are supposed to feed them super solids yet..especially not cheetos.

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 2:29 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • Peas, yes. No cheetos.

    Google baby led solids... you'll find loads of ideas.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:29 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • yes, all the things mentioned are fine. Remember to only introduce one new food every few days in case of an allergic reaction. Small bits of cooked potatoe or sweet potato, cheerios, baby puffs, small pieces of graham crackers. You can also lightly coat the "slimy" foods with some baby cereal(like the oatmeal type). This will make it less slippery.

    Answer by crazy4u49033 at 2:32 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • Formula or breastmilk is most important but you can give many soft foods now.


    Answer by whitepeppers at 2:32 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • Oh, except the cheese puffs!!!

    Answer by crazy4u49033 at 2:32 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • Both my boys had cheese before 1 year, not sure when though, eggs too. You can do things like coat bananas with cheerio crumbs to make it easier to pick up. For noodles, I used the curly ones or macaroni, both a little easier to pick you. We did tons of the baby puffs, they have tons of flavors, and cheerios were also good. If your LO is mashing the food, you can feed them most soft cooked veggies, but they can be messy. Once my boys were at least 9 months, I did ground turkey or ground beef, which I just browned and cooled. They also have a baby version of cheese puffs, that have more vitamins and such then the adult ones.


    Answer by troeltc at 2:33 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • she is WAY too young for most of the foods you listed. she should be on jar foods, maybe some pastina, the puffs are okay because they are dissolvable. definitely not cheetos, or eggs, or cheese. dont give anything close to dairy until AT LEAST 10 months old. and even though, slowly graduate it into her diet. you can use the yo baby yogurt but wait until at least 8-9 months old. if you want to do peas or carrots, etc, mash them up and feed them mushy - dont give a solid pea. my daughter is 6 months old and just slowly starting to eat some solids - she's not really into the jarred foods.

    Answer by SweetPieMama24 at 2:35 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • Peas, cube of cheese, Cherrios, yogurt melts, graduates puff and other finger foods, Chees nips or any kind of crackers but unsalted, mac and cheese, Go to the infant section they have tons of food little ones learning to self feed can have
    NO eggs, Peanut butter, hot dogs, anything she can choke on

    Answer by at 2:43 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • SuperrMommyy:: my doctor told me to start feeding her solids. formula & baby food doesnt fill her up & she is still fussy after 2jars of baby food & 8oz of formula!

    troeltc:: greatidea about coatnig bananas in cereal crumbs never even thought about that!!

    I just started introducing solids. because she can even eat a stage 3 baby food whole jar & still want more. her doctor told me to feed her cheerios & stuff like that but, i think cheerios would be to much since she only has 2 teeth.

    Comment by jennifer_oakley (original poster) at 2:47 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

  • Jar foods are NOT needed. They're mostly water and a waste of your money. If baby needs pureed food, it's too early for the solids.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:06 PM on Jun. 23, 2011

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