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Old 12-13-2006, 03:47 PM   #1
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Ready for soft solids??

DD is 9m and I'm intro. solids VERY slowly (every 2w). ALong w/ pureed fruits/veggies, I give her a mesh feeder w/ either oatmeal inside, if not a soft solid, such as slice of avocado, piece of banana or poached pear.
Anyhoo, lately she shoves the whole mesh feeder in her mouth and will scream and get into a tug of war w/ me if I try to take it away (usually to refill it). Is this a sign she's ready to self-feed w/ some soft solids? I've not seen her use her pincer grip yet--then again she hasn't really had the opportunity. She can put a spoon into her mouth and get the puree off (holds it upright and backwards.)
I'm pretty clueless about the feeding thing. Can you help?


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Old 12-13-2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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You could try. Put some diced (soft very soft) either bannana or poached pear and watch her closley you will know if she can or cant do it yet. HTH

Warning it might get messy lol. As soon as my dc start to feed themselfs it becomes messy messy messy
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:57 PM   #3
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Never hurts to try! She is either going to be able to do it or get really frustrated because she can't pick it up and get it to her mouth! LOL
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:11 PM   #4
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Re: Ready for soft solids??

cheerios (or o shaped cereal) is a great way to get them to develop their pincer grasp. my son (9 months old and two teeth) has gotten really skilled at getting the cheerios in his mouth .. he has a bit of a hard time with squishy and slimy food as it tends to get away from him.. but practice makes perfect, so find something they can get pretty good and keep offering it. i offer cheerios as an appetizer while i am getting his meal ready. and he knows they are an appetizer or after dinner distraction because the other night he got pissed when i didnt get the green beans and rice to him quickly enough!
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