Here are some 100% safe things you can give her if she likes finger food (my daughter just turned 9 months and cannot stand pureed baby food, store-bought or home made!): avocado (ripe and cut into small chunks), banana, grapes (peeled and quartered), ripe pear, mango, papaya, watermelon, cooked carrots, cooked sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries, well-steamed broccoli cut in small bits, cheerios, rice cakes (unsalted), rice chex, tofu, plain yogurt, well-cooked egg yolk (I made an omelette -- no egg whites, though), cheese (limited amounts), black beans, pinto beans, or peas (cut in half). We do wheat bread, too, because we have no history of allergies in the family and she swiped some of her sister's once and had no reaction). We also do some freeze dried fruits (apples, mango -- we break them into smaller pieces). She eats regular cooked brown rice, very small bites of chicken, and small bites of turkey lunchmeat.
at 9:22 AM on Jun. 7, 2009