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#1 of 14 Old 08-23-2007, 08:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am feeling stuck in a rut with my 10 month old.

Here is what she eats now:

Avocados (about 1 a day)... she loves em
Jarred Earths Best baby food
Organic O's (she is getting burned out on em though)
Salmon and Talipia (loves fish)
Black beans
Steamed zuchinni
peeled grapes
pitted fresh cherries
cooked egg yolk


What she won't eat anymore:
Peas
Carrots
Green Beans
goat yogurt
fruit (peaches, cooked apples, bananas, etc)
My homemade baby food, only like the jars. argh!

I read in nourishing traditions that you should hold off on most grains until 1 year because babies lack an enzyme to break them down. I have a wheat sensitivity, so I thought to wait anyway. What about rice pasta??

As a baby, if I ate cow dairy she had green poop. She has out grown that, but what about regular yogurt or cheese now? I don't think she is allergic.

What about meat? She is a good chewer and doesn't choke easily. I feel like many of those stage 3 baby foods are meat, cheese and pasta. I just don't feel like she is ready for that yet??

How about citrus? I thought some mandarin oranges would be good, but how long to wait with it?

Please help me with some new ideas. She is getting so bored with eating and I am going crazy too!
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I think soft meat (like from a crockpot) would be fine.
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Chicken. Just cook it and dice it, or take the leftovers and dice/shred them. My daughter loves loves loves chicken, and has been eating it since the beginning.

Other beans and lentils. Good source of protein, and there are a MILLION different ways to cook them.

You can try cheese and yogurt. Heck, if you're really concerned, try goat cheese. My DD is all about cottage cheese and cheddar.

Sweet potatoes, cooked pumpkin (you can get it canned in a natural food store), melon (my DD LOVES watermelon and canteloupe), raisins, berries (one of my DD's first foods was blueberries - now she gobbles ANYTHING ending in "-berry"), mango, papaya, etc.

Go for the citrus, if you want. My DD loves oranges and pineapple (hates grapefruit, though).

Instead of organic O's, you could try oatmeal

Really, when a baby is truly ready for solids, they can eat just about any table food YOU are eating, barring allergies. My DD has had tastes of just about anything and everything. PLEASE don't be offended, but it sounds like your DD is getting pretty bland food...some babies REALLY like flavor and spicing...(although my DD is known to LITERALLY chew on raw onions, so, maybe we go overboard on spices here). I generally offer what I'm eating, and if she doesn't like it, I pull out something she DOES like. No harm, no foul.
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Meat is fine. As is yogurt and cheese.

I'd skip the jars and just let her self feed chunks of whatever you eat.

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My 10 month old son likes meat *a lot*. My husband and I are vegetarians, so my mom makes him a big batch of meatballs every week or so. The ground beef is the perfect texture for him, he gobbles them up I second alegna's recommendation to drop the jarred food. My son doesn't like anything "soupy" at this age.
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Our 10 month old pretty much eats about anything we are. Ground turkey is one of her new favorite things. Also
Grilled Chicken
enchilda's or burritos
pasta salad (we do use some wheat pasta but also use some gluten free pasta)
quesedilla
blueberries
melon
edamame

Celiac disease runs pretty rampant in my family but the dr ok'd gluten at about 9 months and while we think there is possibly a little concern she might have celiac our GI specialist said in most cases she sees if a baby is going to be celiac they will no matter when gluten is introduced.
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Thanks so much! I gave her zuchini bread this morning and she LOVED it!! I will try chicken this weekend too. I think part of my problem is denial that my "baby" is getting so big. I still think she is 6 months old.
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My son is about same age as your baby - born 10/13 - and his current favorite is sweet potatoes.

Very healthy and SO EASY. Just wash, pierce with a fork and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Cut into chunks and let him/her self feed.

He LOVES it.
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rice pasta might be something she likes, too...? We gave some to DD at around 10 months, and she really liked it. We used Lundberg Organic penne, plain, and she gobbled it up

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How about goat's milk yogurt?
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Really, when a baby is truly ready for solids, they can eat just about any table food YOU are eating, barring allergies.
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We have done BLW with DD since she was 6mo. She didn't actually ingest much, but she loved to chew and explore and suck on everything. We took it nice and slow, not even offering every day.

Quite suddenly about 2 weeks ago, just before she turned 8mo, she became a chowhound. She now actually *eats* and demands *more* lol... With that change, we've expanded what we offer so that it is now pretty much everything we eat. The only things I'm keeping off-limits are processed foods or things with artificial additives, chocolate, too much salt, nut butters and milks, and hard chokable things like peanuts and raw carrots.

We're not giving her milk, because we don't drink milk, but she loves cheese and we just tried yogurt this week and she *LOVES* it. She loves chicken, ground beef, rice, kamut puffs, apples, potatoes, melon...

She has also had pizza (I took off the pepperoni), lasagna (big hit!), louisiana BBQ chicken, and chinese food. Yup, right from a restaurant. No MSG -- gave her some of the cooked chicken, carrots, broccoli, she loved it all.

We used to give her big pieces to hold and gnaw on, but her preference right now is for bite-sized pieces that she can pick up individually. When we give yogurt, I put a bit on the spoon then she GRABS the spoon and does the rest.

She has *NO TEETH*. None, nada, whatsoever.

So if an 8mo with no teeth is having a great time with 'finger foods' alone, and grown-up, spicy table foods at that, then a 10mo surely is ready to do the same.

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I give mine whatever I'm eating, cut up in tiny pieces.

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rice pasta might be something she likes, too...? We gave some to DD at around 10 months, and she really liked it. We used Lundberg Organic penne, plain, and she gobbled it up
oooo, we LOVE Lundberg farms! This is a good idea--I'll look for their rice pasta...

I though that certain grains do have the enzyme needed to digest grain, amylase enzyme? but perhaps I'm not remembering correctly?)

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Great info, thanks!
My Dd is 9.5 mo so a little younger but I was wondering when you gave your Lo's beans do you mush them up or use as finger food?
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