• A
  • OH, US
  • 17 days ago

Starting baby on solids

Hey mom's 👋 so my son is turning 8 months old this month and I'm trying to get him on solids and finger foods. He's been on purees for awhile now but I want him to start eating actual food. He definitely shows all signs of readiness.I'm having a really hard time figuring out what the best method is. I'm also super super afraid that he's going to choke and any time I've given him something, he'd gag or cough and I'd intervene right away even though I know it's all normal. I've been doing a lot of reading and research and asking questions but I just can't get over the fear that he's going to choke. How did you guys handle giving food to baby and what all did you do? Please help because I feel like a horrible momma!
  • N
  • CO, US
  • 3 months ago

We started baby led weaning at 5.5 months when he cut hours first tooth. At 3 months we gave him spoons to play with so he would get used to them. I lightly steamed everything for him and let him decide what he wanted. He’s 2 now, and he handles a big fork and spoon with ease. The day he took a bite out of my apple was the day I quit cooking anything soft for him. Just go off what cues you’re baby gives you.

  • J
  • MA, US
  • 4 months ago

Hey guys my girl is 9 months & I’m in the same boat!

  • T
  • CA, US
  • 4 months ago

I started on things like scrambled eggs and liver pate, and now she eats everything, but i just tear or cut it into small bite sized pieces for her.

  • S
  • CO, US
  • 4 months ago

We did softer things like banana. We also got the Gerber Puffs. They are kinda crunchy and come in lots of flavors but they almost instantly melt in their mouth. Our son ate them from 6 months till almost 2.

  • V
  • CA
  • 5 months ago

You can check out her account (babyledweanteam) on instagram! She gives all kinds of helpful information including what food to start and differences between gagging and chocking...etc

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