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If you did trad weaning, what does your 9mo eat?

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DoItTooJulia Sat 20-Jul-13 07:55:21

I weaned/ am weaning traditionally, using purées and spoons.

I just wondered what kind of finger foods 9 mo babies eat if weaned this way and what consistency meals are?


pingulingo Sat 20-Jul-13 08:34:52

My Dd is 10 months (was prem tho, so more like a 6/7m£ and we have moved from purée up to lumpy food. I also leave finger food on her tray but so far she's not put any in her mouth on her own yet.

Banana is good because its easy to move from purée to gradually small chunks and DD learnt to mash it through her gums and then once she got the hang of that, I started giving her firmer lumps - cooked veg, soft pasta etc.

Finger type foods I offer are banana, cheese, bread sticks.

DoItTooJulia Sat 20-Jul-13 19:46:12

I make baby pasta with a spinach and ricotta sauce, he has little lumps of banana and little pieces of toast (and other stuff, but you get my drift) but I wondered how much finger food and what size you give?

Also, I just fork mash some our food too.

Just wanted a rough idea really, so thanks for replying pingulingo!

sharond101 Sat 20-Jul-13 22:45:27

bolognese saucec and pasta or sweet potato
chicken with rice and vegetables
mince and potatoes
cod, peas and potatoes
chicken tikka with rice
steak pie and potatoes

DoItTooJulia Sat 20-Jul-13 23:04:44

Do you purée it? Or mash it? Or cut it up?

Aworryingtrend Mon 22-Jul-13 22:28:20

hi ds is 9.5 months and I have done a mix of purees and finger foods. today for breakfast he had weetabix mixed with pureed apple,and half a banana as finger food ie just snapped in half. For lunch he had soft cheese sandwich with cucumber sticks and rice pudding (spoon fed) for dessert. For tea he had lentils and red pepper (annabel karmel recipe) followed by a yoghurt.
Tomorrow he will have shreddies for breakfast with half a banana, hes got cheesy leek mash for lunch and pancakes (as finger food) for dinner.

DoItTooJulia Mon 29-Jul-13 20:04:51

Thanks for that. Similar to what I'm doing!

ZingWidge Mon 29-Jul-13 20:10:49

OP buy this book, it will tell you everything you need. I used it with all 6 of our kids and I swear by it!

Suzannah Olivier: What should I feed my baby?

you can buy it on Ebay for £3.00 or so ( inc p&p)

SpottyTeacakes Mon 29-Jul-13 20:15:52

Ds is 8mo and I started weaning him just before six months. This is an average day:

Ready break for breakfast

Lunch either an Ella's stage 3 pouch or left overs of our dinner cut up ie spag bol/risotto/roast chicken/sausage mash and veg

Tea is finger foods he likes crumpets, toast, cheese, quavers blush and a yoghurt.

He has fruit if I feed it to him. It's too slippery for him to hold!

sharond101 Mon 29-Jul-13 22:15:38

I started by pureeing it then made it lumpy until around 10months when i just began mashing up his food and shredding things like chicken.

DoItTooJulia Tue 30-Jul-13 07:04:55

Thanks all! That's what I do now, cut or shred his meals. I still do finger food quite small and wonder when this needs to be bigger!

Will check out the book rec, thank you!

sharond101 Tue 30-Jul-13 22:52:21

Every baby is different and overnight my DS went from needing everything chopped into small pieces to being able to manage a half slice of toast. Just go with the flow.

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