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gerber puffs angelwingz22 18 kids; Alberta 2383 posts
24th Mar '08

you know those puff things from gerber? what age can a baby have them? my daughter is 8 months old...she has 2 teeth on the bottom but they are not fully in yet. Do these things dissolve? I'd like for her to start on some finger foods but am not sure what she can have yet without many teeth...

Gretchen Weiners Due October 25 (girl); 3 kids; Chicago, Illinois 52960 posts
24th Mar '08

I'd say she can have them! I don't remember exactly when Gav started but I want to say it was around 8 months.

angelwingz22 18 kids; Alberta 2383 posts
24th Mar '08
Quoting Gretchen Weiners:
Gretchen Weiners Due October 25 (girl); 3 kids; Chicago, Illinois 52960 posts
24th Mar '08
Quoting angelwingz22:
¡VinHaute! Memphis, Tennessee 45064 posts
24th Mar '08

Hrmm, well it's all about her capabilities but I started off giving my kids cherrios and nilla wafers.. stuff like that. I think those gerber puffs do dissolve relatively quickly but my kids were never big fans, that and they're expensive for what you get

angelwingz22 18 kids; Alberta 2383 posts
24th Mar '08
Quoting Gretchen Weiners:
¡VinHaute! Memphis, Tennessee 45064 posts
24th Mar '08

Oh yeah! And also - have you ever heard of those munchkin freshfood feeders? They're shaped like little handrattles but they have a small mesh bag that you can put fresh fruits in, close the top, and let baby nosh away w/o worrying about choking.. They should have them @ walmart and target and the like..

angelwingz22 18 kids; Alberta 2383 posts
24th Mar '08
Quoting Hautemama:
angelwingz22 18 kids; Alberta 2383 posts
24th Mar '08
Quoting Hautemama:
Gretchen Weiners Due October 25 (girl); 3 kids; Chicago, Illinois 52960 posts
24th Mar '08
Quoting angelwingz22:
¡VinHaute! Memphis, Tennessee 45064 posts
24th Mar '08

I'd give her some and watch her try them out.. I really don't see how the cheerios are any different from the puffs

angelwingz22 18 kids; Alberta 2383 posts
24th Mar '08
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angelwingz22 18 kids; Alberta 2383 posts
24th Mar '08
Quoting Gretchen Weiners:
Lynn-mom2threegirls 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 55872 posts
24th Mar '08

whether they have teeth or not have little bearing on what they can eat. What matters more is that they understand to mash the food with their gums. Think about this....where do you chew your food? With your molars. They won't get molars for some time. They have to use their gums. This is what I have always used as a guidline to giving either of my girls food.

Brooklyn started having puffs just shy of seven months. She wasn't pinching food between fingers like the recommend, but she was fisting one piece at a time and with practice, she was quickly pinching.

The puffs are yummy...try em! And yes they dissolve.

Mommy2022 34 kids; Applewood, Pa, United States 9644 posts
24th Mar '08

I started the puffs at 6 mos. and she was total off of jared food at 9 mos and ate what we had just cut up.