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Introducing meat

My son is nine months old and I’m unsure how to introduce meat to him. Any ideas?

  • PK
    Jan 17

    We started with a purée (store bought, didn’t feel comfortable making our own). He hated it, so then we did ground meat. Stewed meat, soft enough that it just falls apart.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 17

    Throw in the crockpot so it’s nice and tender. Give small pieces to him. Teeth or not, their gums are strong enough 😊

  • Bunny
    Jan 17

    Chop it up into little pieces and put it on the tray in front of him , it’s great for those little fingers to grab too

  • Elle
    Jan 17

    Don't overthink this one. Make sure it's fully cooked but still tender. Put it in front of baby. Let baby figure it out. Make sure a trusted adult is supervising.

  • Julie
    Jan 17

    My daughters first meat was inadvertently sloppy joe and she LOVED it!! Her daycare has a policy for babies under 12 months that if parents want them to eat any meals or snacks from their provided menu we have to okay it. Well one morning my husband dropped her off and they had just started a new menu that I hadn’t signed off on yet so they asked him to. Apparently he was in a huge rush and didn’t understand what they were asking (🙄) and signed off on any food for the whole day. She was 7 months old and had already tried all of the fruits and veggies and carbs they were offering but she hadn’t tried meat yet. So after my lunch I decided to check in on her daycare app and see how her day was going and I saw a note saying they had to change her clothes due to “love of lunch.” So I check the pictures and there’s one where she’s sitting in her chair, covered in sloppy joe with an enormous smile on her face!!! 😲😳. I called them up all first time mom freaking out and they tell me my husband signed off on it and they were so sorry for the mixup BUT if it was any consolation it was the happiest meal for her ever!! Lol. Sooo if you’re still with me after that story, I suggest sloppy joe! :-). If you’re not comfortable with that, any well cooked soft meat should be great!!!

  • Jenn
    Jan 31

    Ground beef is the easiest. We did rotisserie chicken also (soft and easy to rip apart).