Any ideas for finger foods appropriate for a 9 1/2 month old?

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Erin - posted on 07/13/2009

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My son LOVED beans. Pinto (his fav), black, kidney, any kind really. Plus they're a great source of protien, fiber and iron.

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Ashley - posted on 07/13/2009

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i love a lot of the Gerber products like the little puffs that dissolve easily so they can't choke plus the have little diced apples and carrots. My daughter seems to really like them. also soft noodles are good too.

Chona - posted on 07/13/2009

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Strips of slices of banana, peeled wedges of ripe pears, peaches,mango, papaya, watermelon, cantaloupe, and other fruit, strips of natural cheese, cooked broccoli spears, peeled cucumber strips, strips of toast. small tofu chunks, crumbled egg yolk pieces cooked solid, whole grain crackers, sweet potato sticks, raw carrot grated fine, bits of french toast, cooked thoroughly so no raw egg.

Laura - posted on 07/13/2009

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Chicken, steamed tofu, bits of pasta, apricot, blueberries, watermelon, cherries, crackers. There is these rice crackers called Baby Mum-Mum, they come in a plain flavor and Veggie flavor, my daughter loves them, they dissolve quickly and are crunchy and fun. She loves anything that makes a crunch sound.

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At 9 months they can eat just about anything you are eating. Just give them little pieces of your meal to munch on. Another thing that works great for us is dried fruit. It's cheaper than the Gerber foods, portable, tasty and easy for them to handle. My son loves it.

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gerber puffs, yogurt puffs are good because they help them start on milk substances, cheerios...if you are talking about snack kind of foods, my son loved all of these

Nicole - posted on 07/13/2009

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Quoting Tiffany:

Oh yeah.. just to get a rise out of people... my daughter started on cow's milk at 9mo. also..! Doctor's advice!! And is doing great!



Our Dr told us to put our oldest on milk when he was nine months as well.  I now have three kids and have started them all on milk about that time!  My late mother-in-law claimed that she had her youngest on milk the day he came home from the hospital.  I think as long as you are careful and watch how your little one reacts to things it's not a big deal.  Too many people are too concerned about raising their child "by the book"

Jessica - posted on 07/13/2009

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I always keep a bag of frozen mixed veggies in the freezer! The ones with peas, corn, green beans, carrots and idk what else! I have twins that are 14 months now but my daughter still only has two bottom teeth! Last night for dinner we had tacos which is way to hard and messy to feed a baby so I made them a mommy mix! I cooked some pasta, black beans and green beans! Just be careful with the bean beans because you could have a cranky and gassy baby if they eat too much! 1 or 2 TBS is good until they get a little older. So they had a carb, protein and veggie.... I counted the beans as a protein but you could use finely chopped chicken breast or other meat. I also like to buy the more expensive chicken hot dogs for our little ones.....less grease and yucky stuff.

Tamara - posted on 07/13/2009

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I started slicing bananas and cut the slices into thirds for my boys at that age they can mush them with their gums if they do not have teeth yet

Julie - posted on 07/13/2009

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My son loves small cubes of cheddar cheese and little pieces of banana. The gerber puffs were great when he was still learning the capacity of his mouth, because they would melt and he wouldn't gag even when he stuffed too many in there.

Amanda - posted on 07/13/2009

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gerber has reallyn great finger foods like baby raviolli with carrots and chicken and stuff in em and my son lovessss them also lunchables have lunchable jrs and its small craxkers cubed meat and cheese and my son loved those too

Jennifer - posted on 07/13/2009

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the gerber puffs and yogurt drops are amazing! but kinda expensive. walmart carries the parents choice brand of the puffs which taste just as good. yes, I did taste them. we gave LOTS of cheerios and our pediatrician recommended over-cooking a handful of pasta and giving it to them. it's soft enough to gum, and will fill them up. mini-ritz crackers work great if your child has a few teeth

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Also with the puffs you can get the yogurt bites also made by gerber! those are GREAT! Also, anything they can gum and my son loved oreos! Gotta love oreo pics!! :)

Stephanie - posted on 07/13/2009

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My son loved blueberries, and small pieces of watermelon. The watermelon dissolves quick, and the blueberries are a great source of anti-oxidents.

Tiffany - posted on 07/13/2009

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Oh yeah.. just to get a rise out of people... my daughter started on cow's milk at 9mo. also..! Doctor's advice!! And is doing great!

Tiffany - posted on 07/13/2009

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EVERYTHING!! My baby is 10mo. old and will eat anything.. as long as its about the size of a PEA.. sandwiches, vege's, fruits, toast, hamburger, ham, turkey, cheese, pork chops :) there isn't really anything that she won't eat.. i just shy away from things that are crunchy because she only has 2 teeth still, but other than that,she has no limits!

User - posted on 07/13/2009

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Quoting Jenifer:

Pretty much anything is okay at that age, as long as it is soft enough to gum. Try cooked veggies like broccoli, carrots, peas, corn; sliced fruits like banana, avocado, (cooked) apple slices, watermelon. Soft breads and cereals like Cheerios are good, too. I think the only foods to avoid really are cow's milk and honey.


And no peanut butter. My favorite tip around this age is frozen bluberries for teething. And it's a good snack, too. :)

Abigail - posted on 07/13/2009

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there are these things called puffs, I believe gerber makes them. Anyway they have friut and veggi flavours but they melt in the babies mouth. My daugher LOVES them :D

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Pretty much anything is okay at that age, as long as it is soft enough to gum. Try cooked veggies like broccoli, carrots, peas, corn; sliced fruits like banana, avocado, (cooked) apple slices, watermelon. Soft breads and cereals like Cheerios are good, too. I think the only foods to avoid really are cow's milk and honey.

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