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  1. I think there’s no right or wrong way to do it; it comes down to your feeling about when is the right time. Good that the pediatrician gives you leeway to make your own choices!

  2. Jennifer

    I have two boys and they were both so different. My first was and still is a picky eater. I started with making my own baby food with him. With my second, I skipped the purées entirely. I just went straight to giving him whatever I was eating over cooked veggies, over cooked pasta, mashed potatoes, fruits, shredded meats. He eats anything now, lol. I don’t think there is any wrong way to do things. Just listen to your gut, your baby and your doctor. These are some great tips here.

    • Chandra

      I’ve heard that siblings can be very different when it comes to everything: sleep, behaviour, eating habits. I’ve got it pretty good with my son as he eats everything. I’m kind of getting worried that my future kids will be the opposite!

  3. When I was a mom for the first time I was just like you! I wanted clear instructions and didn’t trust myself at all! Now, having kept the first one alive for a whole five years so far, I have a little more confidence to work with and I pureed NOTHING for baby two. Ain’t no mamma got time for that! We started with soft foods and did baby led weaning all the way and it’s been great for us! 15 months now and he’s a great little eater!

  4. I remember this stage when my son was a baby. It was so scary to know if what you were feeding them was the “right” thing during that transition from purees to solids. We had an awesome baby food maker (beeba?) that I used to make foods and it was wonderful. This was a great read. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Nicole Pettit

    I’m it a parent but this seems so hard to know about, I know if I were I’d appreciate this article. So much good information!

  6. Emilyanne

    This is excellent because ALL new moms have experienced and heard exactly what you heard!! I’ll be sharing with my mom friends for sure!

  7. Great advice! Now I’m out of practice with this (by about 4 years) but we made our own baby food from 6 to about 12 months. After which we started to slowly give more textured foods. My youngest daughter started getting her teeth early (and quickly) so we just followed her lead and added varied foods more quickly with her.

    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo
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  8. […] Once your baby has gotten used to eating textured foods like mashed banana or lumpier puréed veggies, your baby may be ready to try some finger foods or baby table food. I struggled to get my baby to transition from puréed foods to finger foods not because he wasn’t willing but because I was unsure of how to go about it. If you are in the same boat, you will want to read how I recognized signs and felt more comfortable making the switch in my previous post. […]

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