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finger foods

what finger food are good to start w/ - no very messy and taste good at the same time. My boy eats crackers (town house), does not like the yogurt melts by Gerber, would try everythng, but ... i wonder about the size and mess around. Should i let him eat his way w/ a spoon as he exhibits his interests toward all now or wait when he's a bit older. He's 9 months, spoon is a thing to play most of, even though he puts it to his mouth, since longer already. Would would you say? I do not want for him to stay completely dependant on me feeding him and ... him getting lazy w/ time as not to care. Any recommendations from your own expertise moms? thanks for answering and your care!

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Asked by baby133 at 9:52 AM on Nov. 28, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Pieces of bread, frozen waffles (great when they are teething!), cut up fruit, small pieces of meat, partially cooked veggies (carrots, peas, corn, green beans).

    Answer by micheledo at 9:56 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • things that are hard to eat with a utensil. let him eat with his hands. its good for him to have his independance but u also need to still be a mom. remember that u are the boss and u do what u feel is necessary. GL

    Answer by Nicole_06 at 10:05 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • My dd loved pears at that age, they are super soft & flavorful. She also liked cooked pasta a lot. I really wouldn't worry abotu him becoming too lazy to feed himself. It won't be long that he is so independant that you wouldn't be able to feed him if you tried. Be sure to enjoy this time with him. It goes way too fast!

    Answer by curlycupcake at 10:05 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • We started with cheerios, a variety of different crackers, other softer foods from our plates. This was at 6 months. At 9 months they were totally on table foods.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 10:27 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • pancakes, toast, sweet potato fries, avacado and turkey sandwich cut into 4 slices, cheerios, steamed carrot slices, muffins...,, the book: Super Baby Food...I recommened you check these sources out!

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 11:07 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Cheerios...pancakes....cut up fruit....anything cut up and not hard he could eat. my daughter was on 100% table food at 6months..She desided that at age 5months she wasn't going to eat baby jar food. she i was mashing up everything.

    Answer by kathynej7142007 at 3:39 PM on Nov. 28, 2009

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