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When can baby eat finger food?

I was wondering, since my son is getting his top teeth and 7 and half months. When can I give him some finger food? If I can, what kind of finger food to start?

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Asked by Amy2079 at 10:32 PM on Jun. 29, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Cheerios are always good. It's bet to give them finger foods when they're able to make a pincher with their thumb and index fingers.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 10:47 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • i started jar food at 6 months then these really fun organic "puffs" he loves them and they melt in his mouth

    Answer by MylittlePea at 10:48 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • Whenever he's physically ready for solids (i.e., sitting unsupported, use of the pincer grasp, loss of the tongue thrust reflex, etc.). My second didn't start solids at all until 7.5 months, and she went straight to table foods at that point. Teeth don't matter at all; if it's easily mushable between your fingers, he can mush it with his gums.

    Google "baby led solids". Easiest thing every. :)

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:56 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • I started giving my DD finger food at 8 months, with the Gerber Graduates stuff for Crawlers.

    Answer by TashaStar81 at 11:28 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • Whenever he/she can maneuver getting the food into their mouths, Cheerios are the best! You can also give them whatever veggies or fruits you are having, cut up small - my little ones loved beans/peas and they were just the right size.

    Answer by missanc at 8:43 AM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • You can start with table foods, pureed, mashed or cut up bite size, but that's usually not recommended to do until at least 6 mos. At 7 mos, I think it's fine to offer.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 12:45 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Banana, avocado, sweet potato, just cut it up small, and bake the potato first.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 12:46 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • YES! cheerios

    Answer by B00boo at 11:14 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

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