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I am looking for finger food ideas for my 11 month old son?

When we try to feed him baby food he has started hitting the spoon and turning his head away. If I give him yogurt bites or puffs he eats like it is going out of style.

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Asked by dylansmom128 at 1:37 PM on Dec. 10, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My daughter is going through the same thing... I just give her what ever we are having.. that she is able the chew. Right now she eating a grilled cheese. I give he little pieces of chicken, mac and cheese, anything she can pick up.

    Answer by robinalbright at 1:39 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • My 11 month old (two bottom teeth only) eats everything. Peeled apple slices, oranges, chicken nuggets, pulled chicken/pork/beef roast, cooked vegies but into chuncks, gummy snacks, baked sweet potato fried, whatever we eat for dinner. She gets her little plate as well. She has never eaten baby food.

    Answer by navy-wife at 1:41 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • cheerios, small cubes or strips of cheese, cooked & diced carrots, cooked green beens, pasta (penne works well) without sauce, toast...

    if you don't care about the mess factor, you can use just about anything as long as it's cut up small. I always did probably 1cm diced pieces of anything.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:41 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • You could try cooked carrots, peas, corn even small pieces from fruit cocktail. He might like eating any meat that has been cooked until it is practically falling apart. Anything soft is always good. Have fun cleaning up the mess:-)

    Answer by dustbunny at 1:43 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • Baby gold fish crackers, french toast or cinamon toast in tiny pieces, just about anything you eat as long as it is soft and cut small, scrambled eggs.

    Answer by salexander at 2:05 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • Gerber has lots of little kid snacks like fruit bars, fruit puffs, yogurt, etc that are really good for the babies and easy for them to eat too. Otherwise I would suggest cheerios or even tiny cut up pieces of hot dog (make sure they're small enough so he won't choke and peel the skin off), rice, mashed potatoes, etc.. all really depends on how messy you'll let him get, I go for messy stuff as long as theyre eating :)

    Answer by kristal2146 at 3:09 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • Fruit is great, healthy and filling. And bananas clean up really easily. ;-)

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 3:18 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • nutri grain bars, green beans, peaches, pears, beans of any kind(pork n beans etc.), cheese, croutons etc.

    Answer by danahake at 5:45 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

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