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When should I let him feed himself ?

at what age do they start finger food ? how do I start ? he's 8 mo old and so far I always fed him with a spoon, he's pretty good at it now, but when he gets food on his fingers he doesn't eat it. he has teeth too. Is he ready to feed himself (at least try ? lol)

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Asked by kokomaman at 7:26 PM on Jun. 13, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You could try but at that age its best for you to feed him. Hes still pretty young. Usually at 1 or older is when you can sit them in the high chair and give him little finget foods and stuff...cheerios,green beans, kix, tiny pieces of chicken nugget, mac and cheese etc .

    Answer by Amberlovesher3 at 7:28 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • He is old enough but all kids are diferrent.i would start trying to give him the gerber puffs.

    Answer by ladyb155 at 7:29 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Give him a spoon to hold as you feed him, but take breaks and let him sit there a second. He will try to copy mommy and feed himself. If he can lift small objects, You can try Kix and Cheerios on his walker tray. Most will end up on the floor but a few will hit his mouth, he'll figure it out!

    Answer by cueballsmom at 7:48 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • All of mine started finger feeding around 7 months, they were completely on table food by 8 months. Some of the foods mine started out with were dry cereal, small bits of soft fruits, beans, steamed carrots, etc.

    Answer by missanc at 9:35 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • I started mine around 7 months, The gerber yogurt melts are great bc they melt so fast it is not a choking hazard. Let him play with some really soft stuff (small baked potato chunks, banana, ripe peaches) and move on as he gets the hang of it. He doesn't need teeth to chew a lot of things.

    Answer by bugfin at 11:52 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • He's ready. Go for foods that dissolve, cheerios and yogurt melts. They need to practice dexterity.

    Answer by Kitkat61277 at 12:19 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

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