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DS is almost 9 months. He is over being spoon fed and wants to do it himself and he's pretty good at it. I'm just looking for more go to soft foods. What does your LO eat often?
We feed DS most of what we eat. I think he could eat his weight in Cheerios daily if I let him. He LOVES to feed himself and those has really improved his fine motor. Also, the pediatrician said they're fortified with lots of good stuff, so they're not a bad choice.
He also gets:
pretty much any kind of fruit, diced into small pieces
steamed or roasted veggies
tiny bits of toast covered with hummus
pasta, ditalini is an especially good shape (the tiny tubes you see in minestrone)
tiny bites of meat, we've done chicken, turkey and pork so far
We're just starting dairy but pieces of shredded cheese or cottage cheese curds
Yesterday his babysitter said he chowed down a gluten free waffle
hi jinx:DS loves to feed himself steamed veggies. His favorite are steamed carrots and peas. He also eats a lot of fruit pieces. He loves watermelon and bananas. Other things we give him are small pieces of cheese and a piece of toast torn into small pieces. We're still experimenting to see what he'll eat, but the items I listed are in regular rotation.
We have the same items in rotation as well. I also give her what we are eating that night if it's not too unhealthy. She's had pizza, spaghetti, mac n cheese (the homemade kind), taco meat, mashed potatoes, etc.
She is getting to the point that I can't fool her with what we aren't eating. Just last night we had tacos and I didn't want her to have the spicy meat so I set out some for her before adding the spice mixture. She wouldn't have anything to do with it on her tray. But she was fussing and wouldn't stop until I hand fed her some of my meat on my plate. I'm going to have to start feeding her more of what we eat.