Finger Food

Daisy - posted on 05/18/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Okay so my 8 month old still does not have any teeth and he will be fully crawling soon because he already half crawls and is very mobile but i am weary of giving him finger foods. I mean i want to give him the puff cereal ones that disolve in the mouth but i don't know if he might choke on it. I would like to also give him some baby crackers but again still afraid...

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Daisy - posted on 05/25/2010

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Thanks everyone for all the advice because i do need it. I have to break free from this fear and maybe trust my baby as well as my motherly instincts...I will buy the mesh thingy because i do want him to eat other things and get used to them...

Kisha - posted on 05/25/2010

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My daughter is just over 8 months old and has no teeth as well. We have the mesh food thing that was talked about in an earlier post. We buy sliced or cut up frozen fruit and put a piece or two at a time in it and she LOVES it. Plus she is getting healthy fruit and I am sure the coolness feels good on her gums.
In the last week or so I have been giving her small bites of my food from my plate, depending on what it is and she has done just fine, but she doesn't know how to pick something up and feed it to herself. It is amazing that she puts everything but food into her mouth.
The stuff I have been giving her is veggies that are cooked until soft and then masked up with a fork, bites of stuffing, little pieces of french fries, etc. Just make sure the bites you give are very very small and the baby should do fine.

Bridget - posted on 05/25/2010

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My daughter was 8 months yesterday and also has no teeth. She has been eating finger foods for about 2 months now. She can "chew" just about anything, its amazing. She eats fruits, veggies, cheerios, soft pieces of chicken or fish, puffs etc. I was so afraid at first too, I started just giving her 2-3 cheerios on her tray at a time and making sure she only had one in her mouth. My daughter is so good with chewing now that she recently bit a large celery stick in pieces- which shocked me. We gave her celery to suck on, she seemed to like the coolness of it.
My advice is to start slow and just monitor your baby very closely.
Good luck!

Daisy - posted on 05/18/2010

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yes that's what my son did, he made it mushy and spit it out didn't want it. Well i have to try something if not i will never know and he is already 8 months old...so good luck to me lol

Sarah - posted on 05/18/2010

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My 8 month old doesn't have any teeth either & I'm also kind of worried about giving him finger foods. He eats those Baby Mum Mum cracker thingys pretty well (they dissolve really quickly in his mouth). I recently bought him some of those little puff things for crawlers, but he pretty much just picked it up and looked at it haha. I tried putting it in his mouth for him to taste it, but he just spit it out. I'm afraid to try anything else.

Daisy - posted on 05/18/2010

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Yes i've seen that but i wasn't sure how it would work. See with my daughter i had no problems she always was good about finger foods, but with him i don't know. Then again my husband put one of those puff cereals for baby for him to eat and he puts everything in his mouth yet he wouldn't put that in his mouth. Makes me think he might still not be ready. I am so worried about that. He's good at chewing but i'm still afraid.

Stacie - posted on 05/18/2010

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Hey! I am hesitant about giving Jackson finger foods also..I found something at Babies R Us that is great...it is a mesh snack pouch that you can put biter cookies into and have your little one just suck and bite away...The mesh baggie prevents them from choking or having to use their teeth..good luck.

Daisy - posted on 05/18/2010

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Great then i will try the teething cookies, i just need him to get used to finger foods but i figured that since he doesn't have teeth then he wouldn't be able to. Thanks for the tip.

Amy - posted on 05/18/2010

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you could give him the teething cookies. i gice my daughter yogurt melts and she loves them they disolve very quick but he can practice chewing at the same time. i also give my daughter the lil crunchies from i tink gerber. they get very soft. oh and marshmellows from lucky charms is her favorite i only give her a few but she loves them lol

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