What are some finger foods you give your 9 month old?

Chantel - posted on 03/23/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )

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My son has been having sandwiches and fruit. I was wondering what you girls give your bubs?

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Michelle - posted on 04/07/2010

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my daughter LOVES homemade french toast sticks made with whole grain bread. i sprinkle a little cinnamon on them and she holds them in a death grip and devours them.

Jennifer - posted on 04/07/2010

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Wow, there are many people who know little about nutrition. Salt is a huge problem in North American and so are fats, carbs and more. Time to learn how to read labels! Avoid anything that says "enriched", look at your sodium content, learn how to calculate the serving size as this too is misleading. Yes, babies need more fat, but not hydrogenated (which is a nice way of saying Trans Fats, by the way). Seriously, the natural foods are the way to go. Fruit and veggies. Pasta is a tricky one too, because of the problem with obesity and processed foods....yes, there is a connection here. Finger foods for babies....I like banana, mango, small pieces of toast (no white flour! Silverhills makes a flourless bread), organic brand of a cheerios, cheese. Anything that can melt. Avoid raisins, weiners (way too much salt and sulfates), or anything 'hard' that won't disolve in the throat. Start to educate yourself on healthy eating everyone. I cannot believe the stuff people are eating and feeding their babies. They have their entire life to become addicted to white sugar, why would you start them before the age of 1 years old?

Erin - posted on 04/03/2010

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I've been giving my daughter grilled cheese sandwiches (a half a piece of whole wheat bread and shredded cheese, lightly grilled). She LOVES it! I also cut up chicken nuggets for her. She will eat pancakes and fruit for breakfast. She is also eating peas and carrots, green beans, pasta, shredded cheese. Sometimes I buy the canned veggies. I think its Veg-All. It has lima beans, green beans, carrots, peas, celery, and corn all mixed together. I will heat up some of that and pick out the corn (I think corn is still a little hard for them to digest). For fruits, I've only tried bananas. She also eats all the Gerber baby snacks (puffs, yogurt bites, cheese puffs, etc.).

Kelly - posted on 03/26/2010

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My 9 month old eats everything. veggies, hot dogs peices(just a pinch at a time), chicken, turkey, ham, hamburget meat, chesse, fruits, bread, toast, french fries, pizza crust, pasta, mashed poatoes, scrambbled eggs. He will eat any and everything.

Kyla - posted on 04/09/2010

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my son loves the cracker puffs from graduates, & we just started some yogurt bites thingys & he LOVES it! some teething cookies, which is a big mess after lol... & he loves water or juice in his sippy cup. try to get the juice with least sugar. Honest kids are small amount of sugar & its organic... hehe

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Aimee - posted on 12/20/2013

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I don't give my daughter all kinds of trans fat and things but i will do something like cut up chicken nuggets with some carrots. and i give snack through out the day. My little one loves Baby Mum's rice cake's and Ritz crackers. Meat is important because of the protein. Ham and Chicken are great to start off with. I also do hard scrambled eggs for breakfast with a fruit. She loves eggs. it's good to follow nutrition but i's okay to have fun with it. You won't kill them. Find your balance. I know many people who don''t give their children sugar of any kind. and so the rare chances they do get candy or soda it is crazy hyper drive. Like i said find a good balance. To much of a good thing can be bad. :)

Shiloe - posted on 11/21/2013

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Fruit loops are Not good just so you know the red 40 dye and yellow 5 There has been several disorders Linked to those in children ... with that said a few treats my daughter loves
Apples (cut in cubes shake them in a bag with a lil cinnamon and sugar microwave 3 min let cool completely)
mandarin oranges
scrambled eggs(if your baby does not allergies)
whole wheat toast
Any soft fruits and vegetables

Jenny - posted on 04/08/2010

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You're right Jennifer! I have a 9 month old and she eats all kinds of foods but I can't believe babies her age are eating french fries and hot dogs! Stick to the 4 food groups and if you can buy organic do it!

Kindra - posted on 04/06/2010

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I give my son graham, ritz, and club crackers. He also eats the Gerber puffs and other snacks they have for babies his age. I have also given him soft fruits, like bananas.

Jessica - posted on 04/06/2010

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I must be crazy, b/c i dont give my daughter any jacked up stuff. I'm not one of those big "eat anything" ppl myself. I don't give her meat bc I dont really care for it. I guess I'm not much for battling allergic reactions. She eats baby food and baby cereal. For snacks I give her ritz crackers (the regular ones, she choked on the low sodium ones b/c theyre not as soft), gerber puffs, gerber yogurt bites, gerber cheeto things, fruit loops, and kix. occasionally i will give her some sort of pasta or something I'm eating. Like potatoes or pizza crust. She loves to suck on lemons or pickles (ugh.... she gets the pickle thing from her dad)... it keeps her busy while we eat at restaurants. I tried those Gerber pasta pick ups things tonight... she wasnt crazy about them, but she ate a few! Call me strange but I keep it simple. Id rather her not be a gordo baby!

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I give my son anything that is bite size.... I can not eat anything without him wanting it no matter how spicy it is, he eats it :)

Elizabeth - posted on 04/02/2010

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Anything I'm eating that is soft enough for her to chew, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, bread (she LOVES bread!), pasta, crackers, cheerios, avocado, sweet potato sticks (cooked in the oven), lunch meat, cheese, beans.

Kathryn - posted on 03/31/2010

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i give my daughter cheese spread sandwiches, banana, oragnix crisps. but she wants to try everything that i eat so i let her as i dont use salt in anything and i do check the salt content as well. my daughter also loves jam and toast.

Felicia - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son like bananas and gramcrackers. I havent really tried any thing else I have been worried about trying things too early and chocking hazards.

Courtney - posted on 03/25/2010

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Alex loves anything and everything (except avocado!) He has had, carrots, lima beans, baked beans, green beans, corn, peas, puffs, natural cheetos, crackers, teething biscuits, raisins, mandarin oranges, peaches, pears, bananas, pineapple, gyro meat, chicken sticks, baked chicken, grilled chicken, hot dogs, pasta, grilled cheese sand, cheerios, shredded wheat, tomatoes, muffin pieces, various breads, grilled veggies, mushrooms, pepperoni, whew!! Too much to name! We don't really have any allergies in our family (except shellfish, so I avoid that) so I let him try pretty much anything. They do have a great gag reflex and I always watch him closely. He seems to catch on pretty quick!

Lacey - posted on 03/25/2010

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We give our 9 month old twins: bananas, cheerios, animal crackers, vanilla wafers, saltine crackers (with the excess salt scrapped off), the Gerber chicken and carrot sticks, Gerber puffs, soft pasta...I'm sure wayyyy more, those are just ones that come to mind! OHHH..the breakfast bars with fruit in the middle...good luck!!

Aiyana - posted on 03/24/2010

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Roanan, my 9mo old, loves crackers, raisins, black olives, shortbread cookies, french fries, mixed veggies from a can, cheerios, bananas. I really have not found anything he won't eat!!!

Chantel - posted on 03/24/2010

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And Melissa I give Jake brown bread with a little vegemite or avacado on it. Cut into quaters and then again into little triagles. He loves it. He does gag every now and again but chucks it back up when he does and its not often.

Eleisha - posted on 03/23/2010

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Clare, babies trust your little one. Babies have a wonderful gag reflex, so please don't mistake gagging for choking. I love BLW so my daughter has finder food basically 100% of the time.
Whole (with skin) - Pear, Nectarine, Peach, Plum, Apricot
Peeled whole - Banana
Cut up - Orange, Watermelon, rockmelon and mango (I usually cut it into fist sized chunks)
Sandwiches - with avo and banana, hommus and cottage sheese
Toast
Bolied egg cut into quarters
Chicken leg (with the tiny bone removed)
Fish cakes
Rissoles
Salmon steak
Roast - pumpkin, potato, sweet potato, carrot, zuchini, potato
Steamed - brocoli, cauliflower, beans, snow peas, corn cob
Steak
Lamb shanks
Sausages
Cruskits
Avocadoes
Peeled cucumber
Cheese
Tomatoe - no skin
This is just a short list; she pretty well eats anything and everything

Clare - posted on 03/23/2010

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i haven't tried finger foods yet... my son has no teeth and id be afraid he might choke.... my daughter was a real chokey baby....so i'm a bit cautious.

April - posted on 03/23/2010

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i give her Wagon wheel crunchies by gerber graduates & banana puffs by krogers brand,she loves them!

Keeshea - posted on 03/23/2010

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I give my son has cheerios, gerber puffs, banana, apples, and teething cookies. If we are eating chicken, beef, or veggies, I will give him a small piece (unseasoned). You can give him anything that melts in his mouth.

Jessica - posted on 03/23/2010

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My son is a little over 9 months and here is what finger foods he's had: cut up soft fruits (banana, pear, apricot, etc), cooked apple pieces, steamed carrots, peas, corn, Cheerios, Gerber puffs, Low-Sodium Ritz crackers, Graham cracker quarters, cooked noodles (elbow shaped and spirals work well), pieces of bread, little pieces of baked chicken. Hopefully your son is not a picky eater and some of these ideas help.

Miriam - posted on 03/23/2010

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i was told at 9 months they are allowed almost anything, my 9m old has had fruit like cooked carrot, cucumber without the skin, banana, orange, mango and melon but not as finger food, toast can be good finger food

Melissa - posted on 03/23/2010

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Steamed veggies, avocado, banana, cheerios. What kind of sandwiches? I have wanted to start crackers, but haven't found some that I would like to give my son, I want to stay away from salt...?

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