Just starting to accept finger foods-looking for menu suggestions?

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Hi there,



Owen (9 mo old today) has finally decided that chunky foods are not evil! Yay! He use to gag and vomit, but finally yesterday decided to eat. He can't do the pincer grasp well yet, but I'm so excited to see progress. What kinds of things do you give your babies? I'm looking for healthy balanced diet that isn't too labor intensive for me :)

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Vanessa - posted on 02/23/2009

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My 9 1/2 loves plain old Cheerios! They are perfect for little fingers! He also likes whole wheat toast and farley biscuits. But he can pretty much eat anything we do as long as it's not processed and full of salt and sugar! He also likes cheese and every fruit you can imagine!

Amanda - posted on 02/23/2009

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be careful with some of the "baby" snacks, like the gerber puffs. A lot of them are made with chemicals/unnatural ingredients. I also use wholesomebabyfood.com

Kona - posted on 02/23/2009

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My little one eats everything that I eat... An example day for her would include a pancake (just her size and often with fruits in it) for breakfast, assorted snacks throughout the day including Gerber toddler snacks (puffs, and cereal bars etc) some fruit and usually some bread, and cheese and potato perogies with frozen peas, corn and carrots (great for teething).

Nicole - posted on 02/22/2009

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My Owen loves pancakes. I just break it into small pieces. I overcook veggies, such as carrots, peas and sweet potatos and break them up in small pieces. He also loves Gerber puffs. There's a great site that I like to refer to for recipes and ideas. Wholesomebabyfood.com.

Amanda - posted on 02/22/2009

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we do the mum mums and small, soft fruits and veggies. I also do bread, frozen waffles (so easy, 20 sec in the micro and they are ready!) my doc said that anything the size of their pinky or smaller can't cause choking. have fun!

Emily - posted on 02/22/2009

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My little girl loves to feed herself... so did my son.  We break up small bits of whole grain bread, chop up cheese, overcook peas, carrots and/or corn from the frozen packs and also banana.  She also loves Mum Mum cookies which are great because they basically begin to melt as soon as they touch saliva (you can buy organic mum mum cookies now too).  We also chop up small bits of very ripe cantaloupe which she loves.  Soon, I'll let her have the baby cheerios as well.

Sarah - posted on 02/21/2009

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my son loves cruskits with a bit of vegemite on them!! I also put a whole lot of veges and split peas in a crockpot and just mash them to a chunky mash at the end of the day and freeze them down. You dont have to stand there while it cooks and using a hand masher ensures there are lumps there for him tho chew. Also its good to have in the freezer and you can add it to pasta or tuna or whatever meat youve cooked for your own dinner. Great with cheese sauce too. (im a chef so i like my son to try lots of different things) :)

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