Finger foods for 9 month old.

Jenn - posted on 01/10/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My son wont let me feed him anymore now that he has discovered he can do it himself.....CHEERIOS. But I am nervous as to what other finger foods I can give him. Please give me some ideas.

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Hailey - posted on 01/13/2009

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My little guy LOVES mango, avacado, blueberries, and banana. The berries go in the mesh teether, but the others I just cut into cubes. We plan on trying cheese cubes if pedi gives the okay next week.

Alison - posted on 01/13/2009

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My son will eat anything I put in front of him.  He has no teeth yet but gums everything from toast to fruit and cooked vegetables (soft enough so he can chew them) lentils and legumes, pasta, grated cheese, small pieces of meat.   It's messy but he's determined to feed himself and isn't interested in me spoon feeding him anymore. 

Kathryn - posted on 01/13/2009

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My son eats almost everything we do! Basically, table food cut up small and unseasoned. He isn't a fan of being fed, so we give him food he can eat himself. Not every baby needs babyfood (as we discoved with my second son - he REFUSED it!)

Qedrin - posted on 01/12/2009

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Shea loves Baby Mum-Mums, The Gerber Graduates apple puffs, Gerber Graduates veggie puffs, etc. But, I must mention he has 6 teeth and can chew.

Kandi - posted on 01/12/2009

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My son loves the baby mum mum crackers, we've also given him some melon and cantaloupe to suck/chew on, I've tried giving him thicker homemade foods like carrots, potatoes, etc. but he isn't too interested. I'm such a nervous mom when it comes to this stuff, I know he has to learn eventually but I'm so paranoid, maybe it's because he still has no teeth!!!

Angel - posted on 01/12/2009

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We give our son toast, or crackers.  They are soft and dissolve easily so he doesn't choke.  My son also is just getting his bottom teeth.  He will pretty much eat anything as long as we cut it up real small.

Laura - posted on 01/12/2009

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I make my 9 month old son pancakes, toast, baby cookies, banana's, freeze dried apples. He also likes to graduates finger foods. It's a gerber product. Also the baby mesh bags work awesome too. You can put pretty much anything in them and let the little guy chew on it.

Ashleigh - posted on 01/12/2009

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my son is an eating machine and always wants to feed himself lol.  I usually give him bananas, frozen peas (excellent for teething), meat chunks, soy cheese etc.  Sometimes I even give him the bowl of food to see what he does...it is very messy, but entertaining!

Ali - posted on 01/12/2009

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It really depends on the child. You just take your cues from them. Some really want food NOW and others, not so much. When my son was 4 months old and saw either his father and I or his day care workers eat anything, he started crying and tried to grab for it. We knew then that when the doctor said at 5 mo. that it was ok to give him rice cereal,we were going to make Dylan the happiest boy ever. He would eat all day every day, anything that you put in front of him if we let him. My friend had a daughter one month before us, and she only eats rice cereal. Each one is so unique. I just love to see them experience new things for the first time.

Amy - posted on 01/11/2009

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i must be very behind or just to nervous b/c my will be 9 month old (on the 14th) has had nothing but puffs and mashed potatoes.  she only has her two bottom teeth also.  I don't remember giving my son this much untill he was older too.  i guess i can start trying alittle more by the looks on here.  thanks for all the info!  i'm sure she will love this.

Jill - posted on 01/11/2009

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Lily has only 2 bottom teeth but we have been giving her small pieces of everything that we eat to try. She LOVES toast, Cheerios and rice puffs. She eats small cubes of cheese, boiled cauliflower and broccoli, peas, carrots, squash... She's not a huge fan of pasta yet (I think it's more the texture as she'll eat it if I put it in her mouth). She loves rice too and chicken and turkey. If the chicken is tender enough then I gave her small cubes, otherwise strings of chicken and turkey were easy for her to eat. Also bananas, pear, apples all cut into small cubes.

Kristine - posted on 01/11/2009

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Sadie loves cheese, avocado (makes a total mess of it!), strawberries, toast with vegemite so she can suck it off then the bread is soft enough for her to eat, and banana. She will also take down a peach if I take the skin off and she digs her fingers into it for grip - I just watch her when she gets close to the seed! meatballs are good too - but I'd start with the softer things and wait till they get the hang of it.

Ali - posted on 01/10/2009

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My son is crazy for Cheerios. Wheat toast, bananas, and biter biscuts are good. I also make his food from scratch, and now I'm leaving things a little more chunky (not solid just not baby food from a jar consistancy). He has to chew more, and work at his food a little more than just gulping down the jars of baby food. What ever you choose, just make sure that it is really small peices, or it dissolves with ease.

Holly - posted on 01/10/2009

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My son loves Cheerios and also feeds himself very small pieces of steamed vegetables, freeze dried fruit, and baby cookies.  He does well with these.  Depending on your ability to handle mess, we have also let him feed himself mashed potatoes (there was as much on the wall as in his tummy).  Pasta is also a good idea and he has tried some while we were out at a restaurant (I have bought baby pasta which is fortified with extra iron but not made it yet at home).  Hope this helps some :-)

Lisa - posted on 01/10/2009

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I've been cutting up bananas into small pieces for my son. I also put frozen apple pieces in the baby mesh bags for him to chew on... seems to help with the teething as well.

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