What Age Can You Start Feeding Your Baby Finger Foods

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joeysmom - June 13

Finger foods like cheerios and those gerber food snacks that melt in the mouth?? My son is six months is that too young?

 

Rabbits07 - June 13

Have you already introduced cereals and pureed baby foods? If not I would do that first. Otherwise, babies can start having finger foods so long as they are able to sit up on their own. He will still need you to feed him also though, because at 6 months more ends up on the floor and other places than in their mouth. I remember giving one of my little ones a tray of cheerios one time and was so proud because they were all gone and none were on the floor....I found out where the rest went when I changed her diaper! Apparently her diaper was gapped in the front and every time she dropped one, in the diaper it would land. It takes a while for them to master the pincer grasp, using the thumb and forefinger, also. So his first few attempts he may get hardly any actually in his mouth.

 

Bonnie - June 13

ROFL Rabbit!

 

Crissy - June 13

LOL, Rabbit, that was funny!

 

JEN - June 13

Hee hee Rabbits! Well I recently had a choking scare on the teething biscuits, so I am going to wait a while longer ( he is 6 months). I just really freaked out cuz I was right there with him and he still choked. I'm not saying don't try, just be super careful! BTW, my ds has no teeth yet. Good luck!

 

LisaB - June 13

Just started ds on Gerber puffs this weekend he is 7 months LOVES them. Its so cute when he can get them to his mouth they will get stuck on his lip and he can't figure out how to get them in. lol. Its too cute. Haven't tried Cheerios yet will soon.

 

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