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What do you feed a baby who wants to feed himself?

He's almost 6 months and 99% of meal time is wrestling the spoon back from him because he really wants to feed himself. What is there to give him that he can feed himself ? He can't have milk products and he's not great with soy so that limits our options a little.


Asked by lizziebreath at 6:17 PM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • just go look in the baby section, the dry freezed snack things are fabulous, you could probably start with the teething biscuits as long as you watch really closely, hes to young to be giving him real food, other than that, i guess you could just give him the spoon let him try it out, regardless i think he will still want to help. Maybe try putting a bigger hole in the bottle nipple and putting his food in there? not really sure!

    Answer by shannonrenee09 at 7:23 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Give him a small spoon to hold while you are feeding him. You can also try small bits of carrots, potatoes or small pasta.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 6:18 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • eatingBaby bisquits those frozen ice things are cool too also they love cheerios and french fries


    Answer by peace013 at 6:28 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Peas, steamed green beans, steamed carrots, steamed broccoli, sliced pear, quartered grapes, sliced banana, etc....

    Answer by LeanneC at 7:21 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • When we give him the spoon he gags himself with it. He won't even hardly let us hold the bottle for him anymore and gets mad that he can't get around on his own as much as he would like to, he's just so independent it's a little ridiculous.
    He's not a big fan of veggies but I'll give them another shot and potatoes do sound like a good idea.

    Comment by lizziebreath (original poster) at 8:31 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Let him feed himself soft-steamed veggies & fruits instead of pureed stuff.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:21 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • little bits of avocado and baked sweet potato

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:35 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • try cutting up bananas, avacado, baked sweet potato ect :)

    Answer by SimplyErathy at 8:57 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Avocado we've tried several times he just won't eat it,but sweet potatoes I'll try.

    Comment by lizziebreath (original poster) at 9:46 PM on Jan. 19, 2011