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What types of foods should I give my son? He is just starting table foods.

by Lori

My 9 month old son just got the go ahead for strictly table foods from our doctor. I am wondering what to give him for breakfast and lunch? Dinner he eats whatever we are having, but I am curious about the other two meals. Is giving just veggies and fruit at lunch okay or should I give a meat too? Any suggestions will be greatly helpful!

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by: Heather ;-)


Starting solids is a really exciting stage. When he's just starting, remember that he's used to sucking down food. The mechanics of eating and chewing have to be slowly learned.

So make sure whatever you give him is super watery. It should be dripping off the spoon into his little mouth.

Also, don't be surprised if his tongue pushes the food out of his mouth, that's normal. It's how he's accustomed to sucking, so it will take some time to learn a new skill of eating.

As for which foods, I've prepared a mini pamphlet that share which foods are best at which ages. Some foods (like strawberries and honey) shouldn't be introduced until after the 1st birthday.

Click here to download the free Baby Food Guide.

It's a pdf document, so if you have any problems, just email me at heather(at)

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