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When to feed your baby finger foods

My son is 8 months, one tooth barely coming through. He isn't eating much baby food anymore and loves feeding himself puffs. I was thinking about giving him some cooked carrots (frozen kind) or pieces of sweet potato. I want to do soft foods because he has no teeth. Can you give me some idea?


Asked by a_and_j_momma at 6:42 PM on Mar. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You should feed him tacos and burritos =] He'll love that!! Give him pizza too, throw in a steak he won't mind. LOL. It's not like he can bite you out of anger, he doesn't have any teeth remember lmao. I'm soooo funny!!!!!

    Answer by xocyncyn at 12:17 PM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • any soft cooked veggies like french style green beans or maybe carrots, cut up fruit chunks like melon, or pasta.

    Answer by asholan_07 at 6:55 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • bread sticks,pretzles and pizza crust were my sons favorite things to eat..but yea well cooked veggies do fine.

    Answer by connorsmom22607 at 6:56 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • We started at 6 months. By 9 months they were eating all table foods....meats and all.

    Teeth don't matter. They won't chew with teeth until they get their molars anyway. They gum their food. I let them eat just about everything I remembered my toothless grandmother eating.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:57 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • Cooked carrots, green peas, broccoli, slices of kraft cheese, scrambled egg yolks, and pasta are my son's favorites. You could also do sphagetti-o's and chicken noodle soup, or alphabet vegetable soup. Gerber has a lot of finger foods in their graduates line. My son wasn't particularly crazy about their ravioli pick-ups. My son just turned 9 months old, and he pretty much can eat anything I eat. Meat and all. You just have to watch closely. Whole-milk cottage cheese is another thing I started him with to get him accustomed to chewing table foods.

    Answer by ShadesofGrey at 7:02 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • He doesn't need any teeth to eat finger foods... they use their gums to mash not their teeth... as you probabably noticed with his puffs.
    My son is 8 months and I've started giving little bits of cooked veges and meats. Like sweet potatoes, broccoli, chicken, rice, tortilla, potato, bread and then the gerber foods like puffs, wagon wheels, and yogurt melts

    Answer by AmiJanell at 7:47 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • I started with the Gerber Puffs. They melt into mush really quickly and are easy for them to grasp. Otherwise I would say cubed potatoes or something. Just remember to keep it smaller than a pea.

    Answer by amc9184 at 7:57 PM on Mar. 19, 2009