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What can I feed him? BC Mama 2 kids; British Columbia 512 posts
19th Feb '13

DS will be 9 months on the 29th and still has no teeth. He usually eats what we eat pureed. Last night I gave him some rice on his tray and he loved it! My question is, what can babies eat with no teeth? His older brother had quite a few teeth at this age and was eating little pieces of things by now. I can tell he wants to eat things other than purees and rice crackers but I'm just not sure if he's ready. Do I just wait till he actually has teeth?

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
19th Feb '13

My oldest didn't get his first tooth until 11 months. He ate veggies, spaghetti, meatballs pretty much anything.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 118620 posts
19th Feb '13

I'm with you. DS2 doesnt have any teeth either and he will be 9 months next week.



I give him dinner rolls, steamed veggies, well done noodles, fruit slices, last night I gave him some baked potato wedges and he did really well with it. I'm glad I waited to give him more of the bigger solids so that his jaw and gums were strong enough to mash everything up.

BC Mama 2 kids; British Columbia 512 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::" My oldest didn't get his first tooth until 11 months. He ate veggies, spaghetti, meatballs pretty much anything."


Just little pieces? I'm so paranoid about choking!

~*~HeatherC~*~ 1 child; Ontario 1579 posts
19th Feb '13

DD only has 2 teeth now but at 9 months she decided purees were no fun. Does you LO chew? DD could chew, even with no teeth so I started to give her a lot of what we were having. Pasta, rice, cooked veggies, bananas, kiwis, other soft fruits meats cut into small enough pieces that if she swallowed them whole it was ok.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 118620 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting ~*~HeatherC~*~:" DD only has 2 teeth now but at 9 months she decided purees were no fun. Does you LO chew? DD could chew, ... [snip!] ... veggies, bananas, kiwis, other soft fruits meats cut into small enough pieces that if she swallowed them whole it was ok."


We are going to try shredded chicken this week

BC Mama 2 kids; British Columbia 512 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" I'm with you. DS2 doesnt have any teeth either and he will be 9 months next week. I give him dinner ... [snip!] ... it. I'm glad I waited to give him more of the bigger solids so that his jaw and gums were strong enough to mash everything up."


When did you start giving him bigger solids? And does he just gums everything? I tried to give DS tiny pieces of banana but got too paranoid and mashed them up for him :oops:

suzyq463 1 child; Iowa 220 posts
19th Feb '13
Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" We are going to try shredded chicken this week"


DD loves chicken. She has 5 teeth. I hope K2 likes it!



Babies mash everything up with their gums. So small pieces of soft foods to start with should be okay OP

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 118620 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting BC Mama:" When did you start giving him bigger solids? And does he just gums everything? I tried to give DS tiny pieces of banana but got too paranoid and mashed them up for him :oops:"


Within the last couple weeks. He gums them and makes a chewing motion.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
19th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BC Mama:</b>" Just little pieces? I'm so paranoid about choking!"</blockquote>




Yep I just chopped everything up into little pieces. All kinds of meat, cooked veggies so they were nice and soft.

BC Mama 2 kids; British Columbia 512 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting ~*~HeatherC~*~:" DD only has 2 teeth now but at 9 months she decided purees were no fun. Does you LO chew? DD could chew, ... [snip!] ... veggies, bananas, kiwis, other soft fruits meats cut into small enough pieces that if she swallowed them whole it was ok."


He was trying to chew the rice last night and does alright with rice crackers. You ladies are giving me so much more hope! I honestly thought they needed teeth to eat bigger solids. We might just have to try some tonight :)

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting BC Mama:" When did you start giving him bigger solids? And does he just gums everything? I tried to give DS tiny pieces of banana but got too paranoid and mashed them up for him :oops:"


If you're afraid to give him food off of your plate, you could start with the Gerber toddler line. They have things called Pasta Pickups and they're meat and veggies in little ravioli pockets. They're very soft and easy to chew up. They also have puffs that are designed to more melt in their mouth but they still have to kind of chew it up. They help promote chewing a lot. That's how we started.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
19th Feb '13

Ds is 11 months but he only has front teeth which you don't use to chew anyways. lol. I started him with really soft steamed things and now he just eats whatever. :) He loves food.

BC Mama 2 kids; British Columbia 512 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" If you're afraid to give him food off of your plate, you could start with the Gerber toddler line. They ... [snip!] ... to more melt in their mouth but they still have to kind of chew it up. They help promote chewing a lot. That's how we started."


Thank you! I'm definitely going to look into those!