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8 month old finger foods

what are some foods i can give to my 8 month old to learn with. I have tried those gerber fruit/veggie puffs and large pretzel sticks but she is getting so bored! she barely has 1 tooth, but she still tries to chew! any ideas?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:19 PM on Mar. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Cherios are GREAT 4 the lil 1s. lol, My baby used 2 think they were the best thing that ever happend 2 her. how bout PB n J sandwiches??? Crackers? Noodles? she doesnt need teeth, she'll figure it out :)2qute

    Answer by StarrCooKie at 4:23 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • We were giving them table foods at that age. Teeth don't matter. They don't chew with their front teeth anyway. If you can mash it between the roof of your mouth and your tongue, they can definitely gum it. Start dicing up the food on your plate!

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 4:29 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • OP here: i thought about that but her dr is so picky about trying new foods im afraid of an allergy or something! im a new mom lol cant you rtell

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • cherrios, beef jerky, well any ceral anyway... jelly sanwitches (just jelly and non toastd bread)...

    Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 4:59 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • My daughter who is almost 7 months absolutely loves Chester's Puffcorn. It looks like popcorn but it doesn't have the hulls and dissolves really fast.

    Answer by anglgrl03 at 5:10 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Small baby bite sized pieces of soft ripe banana, avocado, cooked sweet potato. Try whole foods like these that are more nutrient dense.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 5:55 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • I do steamed, cubed turnip, carrot, broccoli stems, green bean, squash. Also, banana, avocado, ripe pear. Baked apple chunks with a little cinnamon. Very ripe or steamed melon. Squished beans, blueberry. White cheeses (babybels are really nice) cubed, pasta cut into small pieces, cheerios, baby mum mums. Toast, bagel, waffle in small pieces. (I sometimes slice banana, coat it in pancake mix and fry it up...its a great breakfast). Grilled Cheese, cooled and diced (add a layer of pureed broccoli or green beans for fiber). Mine just hit the 10 mo. mark and about a month ago she decided she was done with the spoon (refuses to take it...she is a stubborn one) I've had to get creative with finger foods. (If yours is eating pasta and you aren't afraid of a can always use a puree as a "sauce"..i.e. sweet potato puree over baby penne).

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 6:21 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Jax!

    Answer by good2me at 6:26 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • we do all sorts of vegetables, steamed and cubed, fruits, cheerios, freeze-dried fruit, meats, beans.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 7:13 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

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