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Old 12-07-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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how do I start table foods? What do I start with?

This may seem simple but I have no idea where to start.
DS eats purees and he eats well. He eats Puffs and Cherrios well on his own too.
I guess I know "how" to give him table foods, I just have no idea where to start. Our meals aren't always ok for him to eat. Like yesterday I was lazy and made Hamburger Helper with ground turkey.
Help me please

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Old 12-08-2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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You sorta just have to start making things that are okay for him to eat.

And turkey helper is okay every once in awhile.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:30 PM   #3
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Re: how do I start table foods? What do I start with?

Good question....I'm kinda in the same boat with my 8 month old dd. She eats about 1 "meal" of purees a day and has puffs and crackers on occasion as well. Guess she's still a bit young to worry about it though.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:16 PM   #4
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Seeing this question differently today.
Yesterday's answer still stands cause I have had to be a better and healthier cook since DD started eating.

But, perhaps you meant a different type of 'how'. I would start with the same types of things he eats as purees. Except as finger foods. Cut up sweet potato and bake or steam. Cut into chunks, see how he does.

Other easy things are fruits, avocado, you can give chunks of meat, peas are good, shredded cheese, etc.

Stuff they can gnaw on but likely won't eat? Carrots, celery, parsnips, slices of yellow bell pepper, etc.

And just monitor them.

Once you're feeling comfortable, give them a bit off your plate.

When you're cooking, set aside a portion for baby before you add too much salt. Babies do tend to like seasonings and spices, so it doesn't need to be bland, just not too salty.

Personally, I went from purée to things to gnaw on straight to table foods. I didn't change recipes, I just gave her what we were eating. And she's an excellent eater. A little to be desired on a few things, but overall, very easy.
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Re: how do I start table foods? What do I start with?

Our last two have hated pureed foods so they went straight to table food. My go to breakfast is bananas or cooked apples. My go to for other meals is peas, green beans, or other frozen veggies steamed in the microwave.
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Re: how do I start table foods? What do I start with?

WE give ou 8 month old anything that we eat minus the salts and seasonings. So she will get boiled chicken, mash patatoes, fruits and vegetables cooked and raw. Everything mashed up or cut up well since she has no teeth. She prefers our foods and I like knowing how I made and prepared something.
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At this stage, I make a couple chunkier but still food processed meals and freeze in cubes like I did the purees. I made chicken, rice, broccoli; carrots, lentils, apples; spinach, apples, turkey. They were my go to when we had 'cheater' dinners like pizza. Beans (garbanzo, pinto, black eyed peas, etc) are also easy to make (use dried not canned to avoid the sodium) and are great finger food warm or cold.

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