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Solids for my 10 1/2 month old?

I BFd my LO and put off solid foods until he was at least 7 months old. I am now at a point where he is ready for a little more than just the mashed up jar food. Does anyone have any suggestions for finger foods? I am scared to give him anything because he doesn't have any teeth yet but he is really intent on trying to feed himself.

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Asked by kristine_0221 at 9:22 AM on May. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • corn twists or cheesies, they pratically melt in his mouth!

    Answer by mommylisar at 9:26 AM on May. 9, 2010

  • Anything soft, like bananas, breads  foods that he can gum.


    Answer by louise2 at 9:27 AM on May. 9, 2010

  • They have the Gerber finger foods for babies. My daughter LOVES the Lil Crunchies ... those just basically melt in her mouth. Go check out that section next time your in the store. Daughter also loves banana's.

    Answer by NOLAmommaKRYS at 9:29 AM on May. 9, 2010

  • I was just like you and terrified of feeding my son foods, we started at 8 months. I started with soft things-little pieces of baked potato, sweet potato, bananas, soft carrots. I do give him some of the fun Gerber foods- puffs, lil crunchies, yogurt melts. he loves to feed himself!!

    Answer by kh717 at 9:49 AM on May. 9, 2010

  • I HATE the gerbers baby foods -- more expensive and more full of chemicals than comparitive adult food.

    Choices: cherioos seem to be major baby favorites, the hard bread sticks (great for teething too), breads in cheneral (harder that will mush up as he chews on it), bananas, avocado's things like that. Even if they don't have teeth they can naturally mush things up with their gums and the "hard" stuff is soothing when they are teething.
    (fozen bananas are good for teething too -- help numb the gums)

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 10:24 AM on May. 9, 2010

  • Try soft cooked sweet potato cubes, avocado slices, half a banana, rice cakes, peas, small noodles, half a piece of toast, pear chunks, etc. Babies do not need teeth to eat finger foods.

    Answer by sarahmae3 at 12:47 PM on May. 9, 2010

  • I gave shredded cheese, pieces of whole wheat bread, and crushed pineapple at that age. Mini rice cakes are a good snack food. Also pears are nice and soft and easy to crush with their gums.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 2:01 PM on May. 9, 2010

  • My son is 9 1/2 months and only has one tooth so far. We give him the mashed/ pureed foods but for snacks we give him organic grain puffs, bananas, cooked apples, rusks, cooked peas and carrots, pretty much anything that can be gummed.

    I dont like a lot of the packaged snacks (cheerios included) because they have a lot of sugar and chemicals which I do NOT want my child raised on. We also tried small bits of whole grain bread but his tummy couldnt handle that, so be careful if you try that.

    Just give him a mashed version of what you're eating. Good luck Mama!

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 2:21 PM on May. 9, 2010

  • I agree, I am not a big fan of the gerber foods. But Actually cheerios do not have hardly any sugar or very many ingredients. And they are identifiable. But I would predominantly go with real food. Canned black beans or any beans really, my dd just loves black beans. Go with organic or a low sodium kind though because the regular ones have a ton of sodium. And as others have said soft breads and muffins (homemade is always best), pieces of soft foods like banana and avocado and cooked sweet potato, peas.

    Answer by SoniaL at 3:07 PM on May. 9, 2010

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