102 Foods My Baby Can Eat without Teeth {that aren’t baby food}

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Wow! This list of 102 Different food ideas for babies without teeth is pretty awesome. I didn't know they could eat all that before they got their first tooth! LOL!

While I’m no expert, having raised two babies led me to find these 102 Foods My Baby Can Eat without Teeth {that aren’t baby food}. No jokes–there’s so many options.

So, I was in the middle of eating lunch with my 10-month old and my toddler and realized, there’s a lot of non-baby food that my kids eat…like pretty much anything I eat, they eat.

And the baby has done so since she was about 8 months old. And I thought I’d share, because I REALLY wish I’d known with my first baby.

So, here’s 102 Foods My Baby Can Eat without Teeth {that aren’t baby food}.

Incidentally, baby Donut also eats paper, carpet fuzz, leaves, and grass. So, she’s not what I’d refer to as a “picky eater”. So, take this all with a grain of salt.

While I'm no expert, having raised two babies led me to find these 102 Foods My Baby Can Eat without Teeth {that aren't baby food}. No jokes--there's so many options. #nerdymammablog #babyfood #whatcanbabieseat #foodforbabies

I was totally inspired to write this post and share what’s going on with little Donut’s eating habits by Kate over at Crafts on Sea.

Honestly, I just assumed everyone knew that there’s not really any rules–just doing what’s best for baby.

But then, I started to remember back to my experience with Jelly, my toddler. When we tried to spoon-feed…Oh, the HORROR!

While I'm no expert, having raised two babies led me to find these 102 Foods My Baby Can Eat without Teeth {that aren't baby food}. No jokes--there's so many options. #nerdymammablog #babyfood #whatcanbabieseat #foodforbabies

I didn’t eat, she basically didn’t eat, and we were both so frustrated we were both near-tears.

So, I didn’t do that with Jelly. I have literally only fed her by spoon maybe a dozen times.

Yup.

She eats on her own at every meal–except for the 1 bottle a day she gets.

While I'm no expert, having raised two babies led me to find these 102 Foods My Baby Can Eat without Teeth {that aren't baby food}. No jokes--there's so many options. #nerdymammablog #babyfood #whatcanbabieseat #foodforbabies

And she really digs applesauce pouches, but so does my toddler.

They’re addictive.

I kind of like them, too.

There’s something wrong with our whole family. Heh.

While I'm no expert, having raised two babies led me to find these 102 Foods My Baby Can Eat without Teeth {that aren't baby food}. No jokes--there's so many options. #nerdymammablog #babyfood #whatcanbabieseat #foodforbabies

102 Foods My Baby Can Eat without Teeth {that aren’t baby food}

Meats

  1. Hot Dogs (sliced down the middle, then sliced horizontally again into bites)
  2. Vienna Sausages (same slices as hot dogs)
  3. Ground Beef
  4. Itty Bits of Steak
  5. Itty Bits of Fried Chicken
  6. Corn Dogs (same as hot dogs, I know, but I’m sharing here)
  7. Ground Chicken
  8. Shredded Chicken
  9. Tuna
  10. Salmon
  11. Fried Fish
  12. Scrambled Eggs
  13. Bologna
  14. Sausage (cut like the hot dog, then the skin removed)
  15. Imitation Crab
  16. Real Crab
  17. Ham (in cubes)
  18. Shrimp
  19. Crawfish tails

While I'm no expert, having raised two babies led me to find these 102 Foods My Baby Can Eat without Teeth {that aren't baby food}. No jokes--there's so many options. #nerdymammablog #babyfood #whatcanbabieseat #foodforbabies

Breads/Cereals

  1. Rice Chex
  2. Bread from Corn Dogs
  3. Bread
  4. Rice
  5. Oatmeal
  6. Pretzels (soft)
  7. Pretzels (hard, but she just gnaws on them until their soft, so…)
  8. Grits
  9. Malt-o-Meal
  10. Tiny Pieces of Not-So-Toasted-Toast
  11. Broken Oyster Crackers
  12. Spaghetti Noodles and Penne Noodles (same thing but different shape)
  13. Rice
  14. Hush Puppies
  15. Macaroni
  16. Milk-Soaked Corn Flakes
  17. Milk-Soaked Rice Krispies
  18. Cinnamon Rolls
  19. French Toast
  20. Waffles
  21. Broken Goldfish Crackers
  22. Ramen Noodles (without the seasoning)
  23. Mexican Rice
  24. Cornbread
  25. Crushed Chips
  26. Bagels

Vegetables

  1. English Peas
  2. Boiled Carrots
  3. Mashed Potatoes
  4. Boiled Potatoes
  5. Corn
  6. Green Beans
  7. Tomatoes (in tiny bites)
  8. Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  9. French Fries (lots and lots of those)
  10. Hashbrowns (again, lots)
  11. Baked Potato
  12. Popcorn (although we ONLY give her bits without the kernel)
  13. Spaghetti Squash
  14. Pinto Beans
  15. Kidney Beans
  16. Mushrooms (cooked in stuff, not stand-alone)
  17. Onion (cooked in stuff, not stand-alone)
  18. Refried Beans
  19. Pickles (torn in small bits)
  20. Black-Eyed Peas
  21. Soft Zucchini
  22. Mashed Cauliflower
  23. Cucumber
  24. Lentils
  25. Candied Yams
  26. Stuffing/Dressing

Fruits/Nuts

  1. Tiny, Tiny Apple Slice
  2. Mandarin Oranges
  3. Peach Pieces (cut-up slices)
  4. Pineapples (small pieces)
  5. Mango (again, small pieces)
  6. Avocado, mashed or pieces–she loves both
  7. Sliced Banana
  8. Grapefruit Pieces
  9. Jelly (though we avoid grape due to a family allergy)
  10. Strawberry Pieces
  11. Tiny, Tiny Pear Pieces
  12. Sunflower Seeds
  13. Watermelon
  14. Blueberries
  15. Quartered Grapes
  16. Kiwi Slices
  17. Plum Slices
  18. Cranberry Sauce

While I'm no expert, having raised two babies led me to find these 102 Foods My Baby Can Eat without Teeth {that aren't baby food}. No jokes--there's so many options. #nerdymammablog #babyfood #whatcanbabieseat #foodforbabies

Random Stuff

  1. Eggless Meringue Cookies
  2. Ice Cream
  3. Rice Pudding
  4. Pieces of Cookie
  5. Chili
  6. Marshmallows (the mini ones)
  7. Grated Cheese
  8. Jello Cubes
  9. Yogurt
  10. Pudding
  11. Tofu
  12. Sloppy Joes
  13. 3-Bean Salad

While I'm no expert, having raised two babies led me to find these 102 Foods My Baby Can Eat without Teeth {that aren't baby food}. No jokes--there's so many options. #nerdymammablog #babyfood #whatcanbabieseat #foodforbabies

So, what do you think? Is there anything else I can add to Donut’s list of what baby can eat without teeth yet? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook! I’d love to hear from you.

Thank you for sharing!

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