Done with purees?

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Done with purees?
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Fri, 02-10-2012 - 8:28am

For those of you whose LOs are eating purees, when do you phase them out?

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Registered: 02-21-2010
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 11:10am

We are still pretty much on purees as Nicholas only has 2 teeth but I can tell he is wanting something more. I have given him very soft pieces of carrots, bananas and cauliflower. I'm still making all his pureed vegetables...just trying to make them a little chunkier.

We are not the best eaters in the word as we are always on the go and seem to eat out alot...Its hard because I want him to eat more than just fruits and vegetables but don't have a blender handy at a restaurant to make him something. I find myself getting the pouches of dinners just hoping he can start eating more real food soon.

I'm also interested in what everyone is still eating.

Miki

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Registered: 12-15-2008
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 1:01pm
Jenna is still getting the purees, because I have a bunch left still. Once they are gone though she will start getting the stage 3 foods (chunkier textures) and more table foods.

Babies don't necessarily need to have teeth to eat/chew solid foods. Jenna is able to do some serious gnawing on pretzel rods. Jesse didn't have any teeth until the day before he turned one and he could chew anything. I would say, offer them less solid foods and see what they can do with them, just keep an eye out for choking hazards

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Fri, 02-10-2012 - 1:07pm

I am pretty much phasing out the purees already but in the sense that I am mashing most of Angie's food rather than pureeing it smooth.

Cynthia

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Registered: 07-07-2008
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 9:29am
We just started buying some stage 3 foods for Bruce. Right now, we offer him the baby food at his meals since they are usually differently timed than ours. Then when we are eating, we offer him some of our food as well. If he's eating at the same time as us, he gets a bit of both (his food and our food).

Bruce has 5 teeth (2 top, 3 bottom) and I've noticed that when he's "chewing" the food isn't usually in the front, so I agree with Cynthia about the baby's really gumming their food on the sides rather than chewing it with the front teeth.
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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 10:51am

Thanks ladies! Sounds like we're on par with most of you!

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Registered: 12-27-2010
Tue, 02-21-2012 - 2:36pm

Thanks for this post, i was wondering these things myself.

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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 6:15am
I've been offering LO cheerios but he just plays with them!
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Wed, 02-29-2012 - 1:10pm
I pureed some spinach the other day and Angie had some of the biggest tears I have ever seen. So I think I am officially done with the food processor!
In the past couple weeks I have tried to give her more and more finger foods. I gave her scrambled egg yolk this weekend and she loved it! Then, at the recommendation of some other moms, I finally gave her some grapes (peeled and cut in quaters). I was so worried about them being a choking hazard but when they are peeled they are really soft and she like those too.
It seems the only soft stuff left that I am giving her is yogurt and I am going to try her on some cottage cheese in the next week or so. Otherwise she gets her fruit and oatmeal for breakfast and the rest of her meals are more foods she feeds herself.
I am now just starting to wonder when she is old enough to start to learn how to use a spoon since she has been trying to grab at it lately (now that makes a BIG mess).

Cynthia

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Registered: 12-15-2008
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 4:11pm
Cynthia - when Jesse was little and started grabbing the spoon, I would give him a spoon to use but I would also have a spoon to use. It worked well for quite a while until he realized that I was sneaking in food that wasn't on his spoon - then he wanted both spoons.

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