Finger foods for a seven month old?

Ashley - posted on 10/24/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hello ladies! My sweet boy is seven months old, and I was wondering if you had any ideas for more interesting foods than pureed fruits and veggies? Or should I wait a bit longer? We tried mashed bananas that weren't from a jar and he wasn't too thrilled...

Thanks for any/all tips! :)

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Jodi - posted on 10/25/2009

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My daughter is also 7 months old and we've been experimenting with a little bit of table food and finger foods as well. She loves the puffs but can't chew the cheerios yet so we're waiting on those. We've given her plain cooked noodles chopped up to a good size for her, cantelope, watermelon, a lot of things that aren't spicy or fatty. I have two tips for you that have helped me. First off, don't get the Gerber Wagon Wheels things, they are messy and leave a layer on their clothing that gets hard. Second, they make these Nuk looking things that instead of a nipple have a little mesh bag on it. You fill it with fresh fruits or vegetables so baby can get flavor, some texture but can't choke. We use that ALL the time! Good luck!

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Ashley - posted on 10/26/2009

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Well, I have tried green beans and carrots (also pureed them). He likes them, but won't try and put them in his mouth himself...

Any advice?

Thanks!

Anna - posted on 10/25/2009

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I started giving my son little bits of bread, toast, rice cakes, corn crispbreads, at 9 months - he seemed to gag on it younger than that but all babies are different. He didn't like bananas at first either but now at 11 months it's his favourite food. He eats chunks of it off a spoon. He would rather feed himself but it makes so much mess! Since about 9 months we have been feeding him off our own plates and he likes everything - tomato pasta, eggs, potato, beans, cheese, rice, mushrooms, olives. Yet to find anything he doesn't like!

Ashley - posted on 10/24/2009

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He seemed a little shocked that I used fresh banana instead of Gerber...but I used the Magic Bullet with banana and apple and he scarfed it down...I'm hoping that eating fresh vs. packaged baby food might help the transistion?

His pediatrician gave me the go-ahead already, so I am eager for him to try new things.

Thank you for the tips! I hope for some more, as I am new to this!

User - posted on 10/24/2009

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My son loved grilled polenta fingers, as well as toast and cut up bits of soft fruit like peaches, overripe pears and bananas. At first they don't really eat too much of it as they're more exploring the texture and flavour but over time they get better and eat more!

Also if you used canned fruit make sure its in natural juice and not syrup which is ridiculously high in sugar.

Tonya - posted on 10/24/2009

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Depending on his maturity there is a couple of things you can do, but the best advice for your child would come from the pediatrician. mine has always told me to watch for signs that my kids were ready...like my oldest daughter was about 9 months old and she started cheerios, my next was eating diced fruit and green beans at 7 months and cheerios too...stick to foods that are soft and that will dissolve quickly..like bananas I break it in half at a time and he eats them right up....peaches in syrup are real soft as well as pears, but can be slippery for their fat little fingers so I dry them a little first......really soft potatoes diced up and green beans are definitely easy starters and you won't seem like he's choking on every bite, hope this helps!

Jennifer - posted on 10/24/2009

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If you are thinking of trying table food, May I suggest those little puff things. THey come in all different flavors. and they dissolve in their mouth incase they have a hard time chewing. When I started my daughter, I would break them in half first untill she got used to them. Then you just got to listen to what the baby tells you, If he likes them, just start experimenting with just about any thing. I did Cooked carrots, gravys, taters, pears(canned), watermelon, My daughter also likes differenttextures of food. But, above all, you have to listen to your baby's ques

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