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What Finger Foods Can I Feed My Almost 8 Month Old?

My daughter Ella is going to be 8 Months Old next week. She really would rather feed herself then me feed her. She loves those little gerber puffs. What foods can I have her feed herself like for meals?


Asked by BeautyFromPain at 10:08 AM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • She can eat just about anything you are eating. No eggs, no honey, no cows milk. Other than that.... Just make sure that her breastmilk or formula still make up LARGE majority of her diet.

    Answer by new_mom808 at 2:59 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • She can eat almost anything you eat as long as you cut it into small pieces or mash it. The more foods you introduce to her, the less picky she will be when she gets older.

    Answer by christyg at 11:59 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • it depends on how many teeth they have but my daughter loves cheerios so I would just break them in half and let her eat them.

    Answer by BigfordBrat at 10:11 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Gerber Bitter Biscuits and they make a nice little holder I guess you can call it where you can place a food that might choke then in that allows you to feed her anything. GL hope I helped you a little.

    Answer by agriffinmom4 at 10:13 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • or fruits and veggies, dust them in cheerio 'dust' (or something else she can have) so theyre easier to pick up

    Answer by Melissa15 at 10:13 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Most all veggies and fruits. Chunks of avocado, baked sweet potato, asparagus, peas or beans, mango

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:15 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Oh I'm sorry I didn't say how many teeth she had. She has 6 teeth with 2 teeth coming in.

    Comment by BeautyFromPain (original poster) at 10:23 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Cheerios are a lot cheaper then the gerber bites and last a lot longer in the cabnit. Plus they're soo healthy for her.
    She can eat Green Peans, Peas, Corn, Carrots cooked until soft. Cup up if needed.
    She can have mashed potatoes. If homemade make sure you really mash them well to get the chunks out.
    Noodles cut up. Cooked until soft.
    Anything that is easily mashable in her mouth. Anything that's not too big of pieces or too hard for her to eat.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:14 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • I know cheerios are cheaper but the puffs have all sorts of different flavors :)
    Thanks for the advice ladies just wasn't sure if I could feed her real food lol I don't know . lol

    Comment by BeautyFromPain (original poster) at 11:38 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Awesome!!! Thanks for the advice all :)

    Comment by BeautyFromPain (original poster) at 3:17 PM on Oct. 1, 2010