View Full Version : 11 month old and solid food
02-28-2011, 08:41 PM
Every one keeps telling me i have to start giving my 11 month old solid foods but he doesnt have that many teeth and i didnt start my oldest on solids till after he was one. one person even called me a bad mother said if i dont start giving him solids they were calling child sevices. like i give him mash potatos and smashed bananas and stuff like that plus the stage three foods. my husband has been getting on my case about it too. i really dont want to give him solids let but it feels like i'm being pressured in to it. what does everyone eles think
03-01-2011, 12:14 PM
At 12 months old, he should be transitioning over to getting all his necessary nutrition from solids. It sounds like you're already on the right track by having him on stage 3 foods. You shouldn't be keeping him on pure baby food solely because you're feeling pressured. If he is handling stage 3 well, I would say it's time to introduce a wider variety of table food.
Does he reach for your food? Have you introduced utensils to him so he can start developing the motor skills necessary to feed himself?
Have you talked to your pediatrician about this? Also, what about moving him to whole milk? Once he is on whole milk, which is recommended at 12 months for the nutrients and fats your baby needs, he'll definitely need a good healthy varied diet. Are you BFing? I think even if you're breast feeding he should still be transitioning to a good solid table food diet by 12 months old, if he can physically chew and swallow like he needs to.
03-01-2011, 02:01 PM
he chews on his spoon all the time but he wont hold a bottle or anything like it his doctor said he might be going though what he calls the "lazy stage" because he doesnt walk unless he is holding on to the couch or something solid like it. i got him a couple of those walk behind toys but he hates them. He said there is nothing wroing with his mottor skills he just choose not to.
03-01-2011, 10:11 PM
I babysat for a girl who had almost no teeth until well past a year (maybe just the 4 front). She wasn't too keen on solids, but did like her puffs and beans and few other things. I would offer him a little more that has texture that he can use to practice feeding himself, but as long as he is going strong by 15 months (or so the baby books say) then a "slow start" now shouldn't be an issue.
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