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Self feeding at 8 months...

My dd doesnt' like to be spoon fed. What kind of breakfast can I give her that is still nutritious but finger food?

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Asked by kristinas8 at 12:43 PM on Sep. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Banana chunks, avacado chunks, blueberries or grapes cut into quarters, sweet potato cooked until soft but not mush (cook in the microwave, it's so much faster!).

    Those were my daughter's favorites at that age :)

    Answer by Ati_13 at 12:47 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • You can even do waffles cut into small chunks with yogurt added to help make them softer.

    Answer by coala at 12:56 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • I was gonna say waffles, blueberries, grapes, any fruit really, cut up small. :) I used to do whole wheat toast with "simply fruit" spread on it & cut up small. She loved everything! But her favorite is STILL oatmeal cereal with bananas by Gerber. She is 28 months today and STILL loves it. She eats regular big girl oatmeal & cheerios & whatever too but that's her favorite. It's good for her so why not? :)

    Answer by MamaLisa1976 at 1:05 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • she was 6 months at st. patty's day so they got green eggs and ham. mine loved bagels with cream cheese. pancakes. shredded mini wheats. thats still their favorite. my kids ate whatever i ate. they hardly got the baby food

    Answer by noel1978 at 1:38 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • Anything. Whole wheat pancakes or waffles (no syrup of course), chunks of fruit, bagels, wheat toast, cheerious.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 1:50 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • I'd be careful with breads and wheat flour. They can be quite constipating if they're not whole grain. And they are also quite hard to digest. My daughter only got fruit, vegetables and chicken until she was over a year old.

    Also, some babies are very sensitive to dairy, so I'd also avoid yogurt until after a year. But that's just me.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 3:02 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • silver dollar pancakes, chopped up fruit or veggies, cheerios, small pieces of toast. My dd does just fine with yogurt and whole wheat, but like any other food watch for adverse reactions for a few days. If you give yogurt either use baby yogurt or plain whole fat yogurt.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 7:50 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

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