Fruit and things for snacks

Chelsea - posted on 08/05/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 7 1/2 month old just started a new schedule and I am watching to give her some fruit for a snack. Like give her a banana that she can hold and feed to herself so she learns to do it.



Just curious, what else can I give her that is healthy?

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Sarah - posted on 08/06/2010

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I've been reading the Super Baby Food book to get an idea of some things I can make at home for my son (he's 7 1/2 months). Here are some snacks I've been giving: small bits of sliced avocado, very ripe honeydew melon, cut up oranges (with all the little stringies picked off) and cut up green beans. My son doesn't like fresh banana (but he'll eat it just fine out of a jar). I also give him yogurt as a snack.
Things I haven't tried that the book suggests: tofu (I actually bought some, I just haven't given him any yet), cooked whole grain pasta, etc.
I think really, just use your judgement. I think I'm a bit relaxed in what I feed my son because my family doesn't have a history of food allergies. I try to use common sense and not give him things he can choke on - I try to make the pieces small enough that he can chew them, but not so small that he swallows without chewing and could potentially choke. I'm hoping that by introducing him to a variety of foods early, he'll be a more adventurous eater when he's older (unlike his mama who is a very picky eater).

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Sadie - posted on 08/08/2010

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My son will eat bananas but only in small pieces and they kinda have to be mushed for him...he also likes toast (not completely toasted or else too hard) arrowroot biscuits, other than that he doesnt really have interest in anything else but he LOVES fish we give it to him baked jarred fried he eats mashed potatoes. we dont get much baby snacks here I live in a isolated lil town on a reserve on the North Coast so we have to do with what we already have

Jennifer - posted on 08/07/2010

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My little one loves to feed herself. Some things she enjoys are; peas, cut green beans, cut pasta, cheerios or kix cereal, diced roasted veggies...(carrot, sweet potato, white potato)

Angela - posted on 08/06/2010

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All great ideas here already :)

I wouldn't worry about following a packaged brand of snacks tho - just use your own judgement as your moving your baby into eating what you eat.

Grated carrot, apple, cheese are all great finger foods too.

I give my son steamed (cooled) broccoli and cauliflower florets, wholemeal pasta pieces (cooked and washed so they aren't gluggy) and baked fish fingers (with the crumb removed).

He also tries a little off of our plates at dinner - last night he had a taste of roast veges.

Have fun xx

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Hola! my son is 8 months and i give him mashed bananas and gerber baby yogurt, cooked baby carrots or wagon wheels, puffs and his sippy cup. He likes the maple kind and the sweet potato puffs, apple wagon wheels. i also bought the safe feeders and put watermelon in em n he loves it. i got the safe feeders at target but im sure u can find them at any store. good luck!

Rita - posted on 08/05/2010

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Have you tried the Gerber graduates? My daughter loves their yogurt melts and the fruit puffs. Check out their line of things.

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