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#1 of 25 Old 10-06-2002, 07:04 PM - Thead Starter
 
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So I buy them and give them to Sydney for the very first time, broken in half, and now......that's all she'll eat. She doesn't want her baby food, she gets mad and turns her head, but throw some Cheerios on her tray and she's quite happy.

Is this the end of the baby food (cuz I've got a whole cupboard full)? Is it the texture she likes or the fact that she wants to feed herself?
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I doubt that it's the end of baby food. I think it's a combination of wanting to feed herself and having a new texture. I'd continue to try the baby food. If she's really hungry, she'll eat it. Have you started to give her bits of the foods you eat like pasta and other soft things?
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Yah, we've tried that. She seems happy as long as she's feeding herself. As soon as we try it, she gets mad.
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Kimmy was like that with the cheerios at first, too. I think it's the new texture. She wouldn't touch baby food anymore after she was about 10 months. She wanted big people food!! Now she can eat just about anything!
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Probably the texture and teh new trick she can do! Try giving her the foods you guys are eating in small pieces ... and give your baby food away!
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Its probably more that she wants to feed herself...we had the same thing happen with Liz.....we ended up letting her feed herself a long time ago (and boy is it messy) but at least she was eating
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I think it is a little of both. I would suggest that you start giving her more and more table food. Maddie was off baby food by 10 months. She rarely will let me feed her anything and it has to be something REALLY good.
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Sydney still has no teeth, although she is really good at chewing. We just make sure that the pieces are small enough to go down, in case she doesn't chew long enough. I don't think Marco is ready to only let her feed herself, I think he's afraid she won't get enough.
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She is probably old enough to start on the Gerber Graduates. They are really soft and easy to chew. Ally STILL eats the carrots, green beans and chicken or turkey. They aren't cheap, but they are a great way to let her feed herself and introduce her to different solids. Ally started eating them and 10-11 months.

Don't feel bad about the Cheerios. Now that Ally has discovered the Honey Nut Cheerios, she won't eat the plain ones anymore! LOL!

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I've looked everywhere for those Gerber Graduates and we don't have them anywhere! I've heard they've got all sorts of stuff?
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Leah Gerber isn't sold in Canada.....its Heinz instead....and they have a toddler version of stuff too that you can try Sydney with. Apparently because of the free trade agreement or whatever, Gerber isn't allowed to sell their food in Canada.....just the other stuff
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We have the Heinz stuff, but only the toddler cookies. What else is there??
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I haven't given Mackenzie cheeros yet. Im so afraid she will choke on them. So you just cutt them in half???
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I break them in half and she seems to do really well with them. I just started giving them to her last week, because I was too afraid she'd choke too. Now, she grabs them by the handful, but I guess it's alright since the pieces are smaller.
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I might just try some tonight for her. She has been eating some adult food for a little while now.
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Leah,

The Hienz toddlers are typically sold at grocery stores. Do you have Ultra Mart in Alberta? Or Sobey's? Loblaws? One of those big stores should carry them.

Also, I just had to say this - showing your Canadian roots, EH???? Had to laugh when I saw "cheerios, eh?".
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LOL Force of habit I guess. We don't have any of those stores in Manitoba, at least not where I live anyway.
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Hmm I wonder if with the trade agreement if you can have some mailed to you Leah?
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Sounds like more hassle than what it's worth. I think I'll just stick to cutting up my own food for her. Maybe I'll try the Heinz stuff.
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I was just thinking that I have a few jars of the fruits that Maddie will never eat. But you are probably right.
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Leah,

I just saw some at Walmart tonight.....

I keep looking everywhere I go. Just for you


Where else can they be....
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I found the Heinz baby food at WalMart and Safeway, I think they have it at Superstore too. I will maybe try buying some after she's polished all the rest of the other baby food first (need to make some room in our cupboards).
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I'll have to try the Cheerios for Daniel...he'll love them!
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Deucey started eating Cheerios months ago (of course, he's almost 15 mos old!) but I never cut them in half- I just gave them to him whole. They dissolve pretty fast.

Deuce quit eating baby food around 9 months and refuses to touch the stuff now. He has always eaten peas (whole, not mashed up), cheese!, saltines, green beans, carrots, french fries, pears, peaches, strawberries, bananas, etc. cut into little pieces. I actually buy canned "Veg-all" and he loves them- but I have to dump them on his tray and allow him to feed himself.

Roxanna and others used to talk about "NutriLoops" which I thought were some sort of suped up Cheerio, but I could never find them anywhere.
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I never cut them up for Maddie either.
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