finger food

User - posted on 04/19/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my son is just over 6 months and is teething at the min (no teeth have appeared yet ),when can i start giving him finger food and whats the best food to start with ?

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Heidi - posted on 04/19/2009

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Bikkie pegs are great it's a hard biscuit that you can tie to their rist and they can chomp on, the biscuit just gets thinner and dribbly both farleys and cow and do things they can try, my daughter loved skips and quevers "maize crisps" I'm in England so things might be under different names where you are good luck with the teething x

Amber - posted on 04/19/2009

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The first food we gave my son (with his first tooth at 5 months) was baby crackers. This feels good on his newly coming teeth and is really easy for him to eat. We started with the brand Baby MUMMUM (can find online and at the store) because they disolve Very easy so that he cannot choke. They are very large crackers, but keeping them whole worked for us. At first he tried to cram the whole thing in his mouth, but once we showed him (just had to do it twice) that little bites were better, he never faltered! Once we felt secure that he wouldn't choke on those kind of crackers, we moved him up to Ritz and other kinds (trying to keep it low salt still).
His absolute fav. thing to eat still is crackers... one note, because their So dry, we have to make sure he's drinking enough too.

Good luck :)

Rebecca - posted on 04/19/2009

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rusks are good because they melt in the mouth, raw carrots are good 4 teething but hed have 2 b watched very carefully as with toast. how about broccoli or cheese they are quite easy 2 eat.

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