what kind of finger foods should 1 year olds eat?

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September - posted on 08/02/2010

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When our son was that ages some of his favorites were...fresh steamed veggies ok all kinds, fresh fruit, homemade hummus and pita bread, beans of all kinds, cubed chicken, cubed cheeses of all kinds, tofu, grilled cheese, all natural cheese puffs, Annie's cheddar bunnies, mac and cheese, pasta with homemade cheese sauce, hard boiled eggs, bagel with cream cheese, peanut butter and jelly cubes (some people wait to offer peanut butter however we did not since there are no known allergies in our family and our son has been fine with it), sautéed sausage, homemade chicken nuggets...that's all I can think of for right now. Good luck and enjoy! :)

Pam - posted on 08/02/2010

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My daughter has had 8 teeth since April and is just turning 1 today, so we've been doing the finger foods for a while now! She loves veggies of all kinds - I cook many of them to get them soft in case of choking. Carrots, green beans, peas, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes... She loves zucchini and yellow squash uncooked in little sticks. Fruits are good too - even uncooked apples in thin little sticks. I do a lot of veggie burgers and other veggie products ("chicken" nuggets, patties, etc). Eggs are good at this age, too - they can have whites and yolks now, so hard boiled eggs are perfect. Noodles are a big hit with my little one, too. I buy the healthy canned soups (Campbell's Harvest Select is a great one) and drain the liquid. My 3-yr-old loves it, too - noodles and veggies! We call it "soup guts". Crackers, cheese, bread...all great!

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Tina - posted on 08/05/2010

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my daughter is almost 13 mos and we feed her everythi ng we eat..she loves cereal. also cut up hotdogs (make sure they have teetha nd watch them with them) carrots, peas, lunch meet cut up (again watch them) noodles, any toddler studd like from gerber, eggs, anything you can cut up and feel safe with your child having.

Kristi - posted on 08/04/2010

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I would say it depends on how many teeth she/he has. My 16 mth old eats pretty much anything she can chew. She has 13 teeth, including all lfour of her first molars. But, she has worked her way from the gerber puffs/melt a ways to eating jax, cheetos. She eats a ton of fruit: strawberries, grapes, watermelon, bananas, pineapple, and oranges. She also eats chesters puff popcorn, cheese it's. Pretty much anything that she can chew:) Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 08/02/2010

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my son aiden is eats just about everything i eat. but for snacks i give him bananas, boiled carrots so they are soft. (i've heard way too many horror stories anout parents giving their children uncooked carrots) peeled grapes rasins, gerber puffs and occasionally cookies if we are at a party or something

Mindy - posted on 08/02/2010

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no hot dogs for children under three!! and no grapes just because its finger sized doesn't mean it should be eaten by a one year old the state of Georgia will not let them be served in child care facilities due to choking hazards hot dogs swell up when wet and will do so in your child's throat.

Kat - posted on 08/02/2010

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my son still only has 4 teeth (he's now getting 12 in at once!), but i give him cut-up hotdogs, gerber puffs, green beans, cheese, little pieces of banana, gerber cheeto things, and stuff like that. he refuses to let me feed him anymore, even stuff that needs to be spoon fed to him, so i feed him finger food stuff. basically anything he can pick up and small enough to not choke on or have to crunch too much

Deirdre O - posted on 08/02/2010

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the little biscits that you can get for kids or sticks of carrots if they dont have any teeth give them cheese or anything that will melt in their mouth good luck

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