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Finger Foods?

Recently the nutrietionist told me to start my six month old son Aiden on finger foods. It scares me because he doesnt have teeth yet, and I'm worried about him chocking. We tried rice puffs that melt in his mouth, and small peices of bannanas. He does well with those, but he has a hard time getting them to his mouth because he doesnt have a pincher grip yet. Are any of you giving your little ones finger foods? If so how's it going? Any tips?


Asked by powellspianist at 6:04 PM on Nov. 9, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • Fruit
    • Apple, pear, banana, apricot, peach, nectarine, watermelon, plums, avocado (peel and cut into appropriate size pieces)
    • Try freezing fruit in pieces, this is great during summer and for teething
    • Dried fruit - apricots, prunes, raisins and sultanas. For younger babies soak dried fruits in a little boiled water to soften

    • Carrot, pumpkin, potato, parsnip, broccoli (boil or steam to soften slightly. Or grate, or bake wedges or cubes)

    Breads and Cereals*
    • Bread/toast fingers (initially remove crusts)
    • Rusks
    • Crackers, eg. Cruskits, rice crackers
    • Bite-size pieces scone, toasted muffin splits (fruit and savoury)
    • Cooked pasta (macaroni, noodles)

    • Lamb, beef or chicken (cook, cut into manageable pieces)
    • Mini meat balls, patties, Aria

    Answer by myzero at 7:16 PM on Nov. 9, 2008

  • You're starting out great! He'll get the pincher grip down, it just takes practice. The PP gave great examples of stuff to start with.

    Answer by Nika75 at 7:27 PM on Nov. 9, 2008