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June 13th, 2009, 12:57 AM
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Ok...I have heard a lot of talk here and in my PR and places about giving baby "table foods" I picture little bits of "real" solid food not the mushy stuff in Gerber stage 1 and 2. How many teeth do they have when they start this? What are your examples of "table food" lol..that probably sounds stupid...Im just worried Ill start her on something too soon, or not soon enough, or she'll choke!

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June 13th, 2009, 12:17 PM
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well i dont think they need any teeth cos they grind the food. what i did is i waited till she could cope with the chunkier stage 3 foods. when she was coping well with them and also when she had mastered the pincer grasp i introduced them./ i would just break off bits of our food and put it on the tray for her to pick up.
examples are pieces of chicken or veggies. rice, pasta. basically anything.

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June 13th, 2009, 02:44 PM
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August 3rd, 2009, 07:36 PM
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My daughter hated the stage 3 foods so we couldn't do them. She likes cheerios, chicken, pasta, peas, carrots (cooked), cheese, beans (in small amounts) and I know there are more things. She had about 3 teeth initially when we started. I just made sure things were rather soft in texture and small in size. It's amazing how they really can gum things!

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August 20th, 2009, 01:13 PM
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We didn't even do Stage 3 foods. She loves pancakes & grilled cheese!! Most days of the week she eats whatever the school-age kids are eating at daycare. Yesterday was mac & cheese and baked ham.

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August 28th, 2009, 11:14 PM
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Babies don't need any teeth at all to be given "table foods". My son is 6 months old and we are doing baby led weaning. We skipped purees and baby cereals completely. We just make it stick shaped or chip shaped, any way that is graspable for him. He has been doing great with it and really enjoys himself. He gags a little once in a while but this is a part of the learning process. The gagging reflex is pretty far up in the mouth for babies as a safety type thing. He hasn't choked at all and is starting to actually chew stuff up and get some in his tummy
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November 2nd, 2009, 08:37 PM
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To start off I just wanted to say that our babies have the same birthday!!!!

There are some things you should not give; like popcorn, anything that has a skin on it you need to peel off, nut and peanut butter, citrus fruits, honey, seafood, no egg whites till 1 year, grapes, raw vegetables, hard fruits, raisins, white bread, pieces of hard cheese, and hard candies. Here is a website that might help there are two pages. It sounds like your doing well

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