Finger Food At 6 Months

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shelly - January 18

hi all ,is it too early for finger food at 6 months,i cant remember whether i did with 1st ds, i gave him a rusk the other day and he gummed it down into a nice soggy mess,am paranoid about choking tho,what are the best finger foods to start and what are your opinions about what ages to start them.

 

Emmie - January 18

I started with some finger foods at about 7 months. I gave him cheese and bread but I always fed it to him myself. I wanted to wait a bit to teach him to feed himself. I am not sure if this is the right way but I dont want him to try and eat everything that he picks up. Another thing I used to feed my son was this toddler cereal that was the same consistency as the puffs just much smaller. I hope this helps.

 

shelly - January 18

thanks emmie,i may wait a bit then,i thought it was around 7 months but i wasnt sure,yes i know what you mean about not eating everything he picks up,everything that my ds touches at the moment is straight in the mouth,unfortunatly ds hates all cereals and ive tried all the baby ones,he hates veggies all he seems to like is the fruits, its all trial and error isnt it.

 

Emmie - January 18

I could not get my son to eat cereal until I started to add apple juice to the oatmeal instead of apples or milk. He loved it and it is baby juice so it does not have added sugar. Now he loves the cereal-maybe he will like it like that.

 

shelly - January 18

im glad my ds wasnt the only one not to like cereal yes its worth a try,when i first started him on solids he would eat more or less anything[except cereal lol]now hes so picky,i will try that with the cereal as its good for them,thanks for the tip emmie,will let yu know if he likes it, id like to give him toast strips,maybe still a bit early.

 

Emmie - January 18

How long has he been on stage 1 foods. He may be ready for some stage 2 foods. You could try some of the simpler meals like macaroni and cheese or the the chicken soup. My son ate really good at the beginning and then he wouldnt eat any foods anymore so I tried the stage 2s and ate them like crazy. He went from eating 1 jar of stage 1s a day to 2 jars of stage 2 and cereal. You could try them and see if he will eat it.

 

shelly - January 19

i did think of the stage 2 food emmie, is it the same consistancy as one or ids there more of it,hw seemed t be going of the solids and being so picky,he will only eat the fruit ones and even then its a push,hes been on stage one for about 2 months now,im going to try a 2 tommorrow and see if it makes a difference,thanks emmie.

 

shelly - January 19

sorry typos,that should have read ,he seems to be going off the solids , it sounded like double dutch when i read it back lol.

 

Emmie - January 20

Be careful with the "fruit" dinners. Many of the desserts are mostly sugar. If you look at the ingredients a lot of the desserts the first or second ingredient is sugar. Dont get me wrong I feed them to my so but not just for his fruit. Just wanted to let you know about that. I thought of some other things that he can eat according to the wic office if he can chew. You could give him egg yolk(I fry mine) I actually put a little b___ter in my sons it is the only way he will eat it. Also you could give him noodles(like half of a macaroni noodle). You could also give him beans or peas if you take the outside off-or just run it through a food processor. I also give my son cooked carrots or potatos(very mushy) and I give him banannas. If you are in the us they have a mesh feeder-it is like a spoon put has a mesh cover on it so you can put harder things like apples or things that have seeds in it. Hope this helps. I was pretty tired when I wrote my answers before and had not thought of all this stuff. HOpe this helps.

 

Deb - January 20

Can you get Mum Mums where you are? They are little rice crackers that dissolve right away when their saliva hits them. They are great because baby can hold it and feed himself. And you don't have to worry too much about choking. I would definitely closely supervise the first few times he eats them. My dd is 6 months and is into pureed foods only and she gagged a little the first time she tried one, but now all is good!

 

shelly - January 20

hi deb,no i havnt heard of mums mums crackers.a shame,they sound exactly what im looking for,we have just usual crackers but im worried about bits breaking off,i wish i could remember what i gave my first son but it was 10 years ago and i cant even remember what i had for dinner last night,baby brain lol,emmie ive heard a lot about the mesh feeders but ive seen nothing like it in the uk tho.

 

shelly - January 20

emmie i got a couple of the stage 2 to try ,will let u know if it makes a difference, also will try the beans and peas mushed, thank you very much for the advice emmie and deb.

 

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