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    What do you feed an almost 10mo who's finally showing an interest in eating? She's only got the one tooth but wants to eat what we eat. She doesn't like purees either.

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    I don't think it matters if she has teeth since babies have hard gums. Lance refused purees at 10 months and only ate table foods after that. I think it's fine to give her what you are eating as long as you are careful about allergies, and I know that you are.
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    my Lo always wants what we eat and has since she was about 8 mos. She only just got her teeth a few weeks ago. I just made sure that it was either really soft or smaller than a cheerio.
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    That was MK. I wasn't terribly concerned with her only have one tooth and the foods we gave her. I would give her things that were naturally soft, like sweet potato, steamed carrots - whole, not pureed - bread, oatmeal, farina, macaroni noodles, apples, banana, all melons and even pieces of shredded chicken. Things that didn't really need to be chewed but could be gummed or if swallowed as is wouldn't be bad.
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    Yeah, she wants bread (free of her allergens of course) and chicken. I'm a bit terrified. I mean I've given her what she wants, then watch her like a hawk JIC but was not this way with K. Then again, she had a couple teeth at this point. This kid's killing me.

    She likes to self feed so not sure about the oatmeal. Maybe I'll try sweet potato oven fries tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mothersky View Post
    Yeah, she wants bread (free of her allergens of course) and chicken. I'm a bit terrified. I mean I've given her what she wants, then watch her like a hawk JIC but was not this way with K. Then again, she had a couple teeth at this point. This kid's killing me.

    She likes to self feed so not sure about the oatmeal. Maybe I'll try sweet potato oven fries tomorrow.
    Shred the chicken, so it's just thin hair like pieces. She can't possibly choke on that, can she? Yeah, the oatmeal is a messy one to eat alone, but kind of funny too

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*kst.7399 View Post
    I think as a breastfeeding mom, you might be excited about not having too many teeth yet. I know I was!
    Although she still tested it out, but that was shut down quite quickly.

    Yeah, I'll shred. Oatmeal, maybe we will try this weekend. Both my girls are weird though. They 'taste' the food before eating it. If they don't like the texture in their hand, it gets dropped and never reaches the mouth...Divas.

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    Black beans are awesome, we love 'em... I keep a container of almond butter in the fridge for spreading on bread or whatever if I am eating something my girl can't have. She's got two teeth, but they still aren't much good for anything. Noodles are a wonder, and lots of fun to play with (and can be smashed with gums). Steamed green beans worked well for us, so has steamed broccoli, carrots.. We've just gotten to where most meals have some steamed veggie in them, and the baby gets a bit of meat (she sucks on, mashes with gums, and spits out eventually). I couldn't get her to eat avocado on its own, but she loves it spread on bread (actually, she loves anything spread on bread). We give her chicken frequently, I cut it cross grain so that when she gums it, it falls apart in tiny shreds.
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    Haylee didn't have any teeth until 11 months either. And then only 2 until 16 months. I fed her whatever we were eating, for the most part. If it was steak it got cut into little tiny pieces, that were essentially swallowable without being chewed. They don't really chew at that age anyway. Oh, and with bread, small pieces or toasted, to prevent it sticking together and becoming a gummy ball.

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    Which link are you looking for? The one about introducing foods to allergy baby?

    Remember that LO really don't do true chewing until they get molars ... which isn't for quite awhile.

    We did BLS and my "test" always was whether I could eat the food with just my tongue and the roof of my mouth (not using my teeth).

    Baby gums are HARD and pretty good at obliterating things. My 4 mo old is already "practicing" chomping on nipples and just in case L is more gentle I can reassure you that baby gums chomping HURTS.

    Watch like a hawk.

    And please tell me you've taken infant CPR class?
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