Posted in Starting Solids, Babies

Feeding question

My daughter is 9 months, she don't have any teeth yet but has been eating Gerber baby food for about 4 months now. I want to start giving her more solid type of food and not just puree but I am nervous. Can anyone give me some recommendations on how to start giving her more solid foods? Thank you in advance for any advice.

  • Anonymous
    Apr 17

    Just needs to be small, and usually soft pieces to start. Peas are a good size and no prep work, sweet potatoes, carrots, scrambled eggs, cooked beans, etc. You can find lots of frozen fruits and vegetables that already cut, they just need to be softened. Puffs, and yogurt melts are meltable. And just remember there is a difference between choking and gagging. But the longer you wait, the harder it will be for her to get use to textures. She doesn't need teeth to chew. And she should be able to feed some of it to herself.

  • Jackie
    Apr 17

    I am right there with you. My LO is 9.5 months old and has 2 bottom teeth. I give her scrambled or boiled eggs, avocado (very soft), mashed sw potatoes or even airfried ones if they aren’t too crunchy, soft pasta, ground turkey and even pulled chicken/pork if it’s not too dry. We also started the teething wafers or puffs (I like the brand sprout) around 7 months to get her used to chewing. I’m still afraid to give her things such as bread or even allow her to fed herself stew she potato cause she shoves the WHOLE thing in her mouth!!

  • CheerioMama
    Apr 17

    The first thing I did with my son was to give home soft fruits in one of those mesh pacifiers. It taught him how to make a chewing motion. Then we worked up form there with banana and breads. Now he chews really well for someone with two teeth

  • Karen
    Apr 17

    My daughter chews so I think it's more me being nervous. She loves cottage cheese and chews that. I just didn't know where to start.

  • Sara
    Apr 17

    Look into baby led weaning, people often think babies need teeth to eat solids, avocados, grapes, zucchini, cheese, peanut butter on bread, even steamed carrots are great..... my son has been eating solid since 6.5 months and does great, educate yourself on the difference between choking and gagging because it can really help ease your mind

  • Jenn
    Apr 18

    Some foods we did: bananas cut in half, blueberries cut in half, rotisserie chicken torn into small pieces, scrambled eggs, avocado cut into bite sized pieces or long skinny "fries", ground beef