finger/more solid food..

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finger/more solid food..

what are you guys feeding your babies? I was terrified to give Chloe anything near solid because I was for sure she would choke. lol she did amazingly! I made her pancakes and added a jar of applesauce to the mix.. she loved them. I also broke up a bit of string cheese for her to nibble on today. she got pissed because I would not give her the stick to hold lol.

What are you feeding your babies? I was trying to google this but I did not get much of any info. I did see scrambled eggs, but are they supposed to have eggs right now?
Chloe is 8 months old and a champ at eating, like I think she has been waiting for this since she was 2 months old lol. She will eat anything. seriously, I have a chunky money on my hands so I am trying to go for the more healthy snacks but I will also give her other stuff too.. no sugar stuff of course, but you know what I mean...

any info will help.
Thanks ladies!!!! Smile

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I'm wondering this too.

Simon had a pancake last night and loved it. Mind you alot of it ended up on the floor. He also like banana bread, or any kind of bread really.

I'd love to hear what other solid food you ladies are trying. I'm another one who is paranoid about choking.

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Teagan eats pretty much everything we eat ... within reason. A friend of mine gave me excellent advice. If I can mush it will my tongue against the roof of my mouth it's OK for her. Her gums are much stronger than my tongue. I'll either plunk it down in front of her or feed her bits off my fork if it's something she can't pick up easily (ex: rice or couscous). Last night we had pasta (spiral noodles) with a vodka marinara sauce and asparagus. She sucked the sauce off the pasta, chewed the tops off the asparagus and made a big mess. This morning she had banana, puffs, and some yogurt. The only things I'm holding off on are nuts, strawberries and the like, and honey. I'm thinking about introducing strawberries at 10 months and nuts and honey at 1 year.

I'm not too worried about her choking anymore. She handles the food pretty well. She still gags on food occasionally but I'm careful to watch her to make sure gagging doesn't become choking. It's perfectly alright for them to gag every now and then and they are pre-programmed to do it if something touches the back of their throat in the wrong way. It's part of learning how to eat and it's an automatic response. Gagging sounds like coughing and is usually followed shortly by the food coming back up (and maybe some bonus stuff too). Real choking looks different. Their faces turn red pretty quickly and there is less noise if any at all. When Teagan gags, I come up close, ready to grab her if need be, but I don't touch her. I'm afraid that grabbing her and picking her up to smack her back will cause her to aspirate the food, which could lead to real choking.

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Still mostly purees here and not even necessarily every day. I'm trying to be more diligent about doing solids several times a day and have been better about it the last 2 weeks or so. Lyla throws up every time we feed her anything thicker than pureed baby food. I'm not talking about minor gagging and a little food coming back up, this A LOT of vomit. So we've had to slow way down on introducing thicker, chunkier solids.

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mostly purees. every once in awhile i try to give him chunks of something and he usually chokes or gags on it. i am interested in giving him eggs or pancakes though i think i might try those next.

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Been doing solids only for awhile like Erin. I give him thin things. He really likes it when they're long and thin because they're easy to grab and eat while holding the food. It takes a bit more skill to pick up a small piece and get it into the mouth successfully. Aiden can, he just gets frustrated by the texture of foods when they're smaller. The only foods that I am waiting on is nuts and honey. Everything else is a go. There are zero allergies in either one of our families, so we don't have fears. Certain foods that are higher allergies like strawberries we introduced while he ate foods for a few days that he had been doing well with for over a month.
Aiden has gagged to where it scared me once. He spit up the food and some milk with it. I could tell that it scared him too. He was breathing fine the whole time. I just had my old CPR training running through my head! He's a lot more cautious now about how much he stuffs in his mouth though.

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Sophie will eat spaghetti noodles, steamed brocolli, she had strawberries today (she's had puree'd ones before), tho today I cut them kinda like yum yum pickles and she was beyond excited to hold the pieces, pick them up and slowly have them come to her mouth. I kinda make sure I can mush it up in my mouth before I give it to her too. I'm BEYOND PARANIOD. She LOVES bread & toast, but I'm pretty cautious to give it to her. She has had mashed potatoes, ice cream & a cupcake (lol, thanks to DD1)... Ummm... I'm trying to think... oh she's had chicken before too... little pieces that we feed her... I really curious on the egg thing too, cause I'd really love to give her scrambled eggs Blum 3

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If Ronin can hold it he will eat it. I have given him eggs, vegemite sandwich, steamed veg, some fruits, meat etc. He eats much the same as I do at some meals depending on what it is. Hubby made a curry the other night so we did veg for Ronin as I wasn't keen on him trying curry just yet.

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Here are some thoughts on feeding them eggs:

http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/eggs.htm

We are still feeding E purees. She's really gained some ground in the amount and her skills in eating during the last two weeks, so I might throw some puffs on her tray soon and she how she does with picking them up.

First finger foods for DD1 were cheese, whole grain waffles, whole grain penne pasta, various cooked veggies, and cheerios.

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thanks for the ideas ladies!!
I think I am gonna try eggs for lunch! Smile

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As said in my other posts Tobey will seriously eat anything. He will eat anything with lumps/texture/crunch(baby biscuits/rice cakes etc) he only choked a couple of times when he was just starting lumps but he just coughed it up and he was fine

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I was always told not to give my babies eggs until they are at least a year, so I will be waiting on them for awhile. Plus, eggs are the one food that my DD absolutely refuses to eat no matter how they are cooked or how much cheese is in them. So I rarely make them and am not in any hurry. Lucas currently only eats purees and Baby Mum Mums. I tried to give him puffs once but he couldn't really get them to his mouth, so I haven't done them since. I'm more paranoid about the allergy thing than choking, so he hasn't had any of my food yet since I can't really keep track of all the ingredients in it if he were to have a reaction.

I guess since he has been okay w/ cow's milk formula that I could give him yogurt. I'm just so used to my DD not being able to eat it that I forget I could give it to him. I bet he would love it!

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Madison loves the gerber yogurt blends. The Strawberry is so far the favorite and she does really well with eating it even though it's thicker stuff.
We gave her puffs for the first time today and she's had a lick of mashed potatoes.

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Delaney can pretty much eat whatever we are eating...I just make sure it's in pretty small cubes and it isn't too hard.

She is eating some toast right now...I cut it into triangles. She is getting much better at self feeding so the baby food out of the jar will be short-lived around here. I usually keep a few jars in the diaper bag, in case we are out and about.

My DH absolutely LOVES, LOVES, LOVES this age. Smile

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Emma can eat mostly anything we are eating. She loves eating with us!

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we do just about everything except nuts, honey and cranberry (I am allergic to them). We are especially fond of "sammich pixies" here. All that is is a sandwich cut into teeny tiny pieces.

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I bought Madison some Mum-Mum and the Gerber cheet-o looking things today and she loves them! She did really good with them too.