Posted in Food & Cooking, Starting Solids, Babies

Baby finger foods

Liz

Kiddo is now 11 months old with two bottom teeth and 4 top teeth that are in the process of erupting. He still eats purées mixed with baby cereal. Finger foods he eats: •pancake •steamed peas •pasta •Rice •shredded chicken •croissants •puff snacks •coconut milk snacks •rice husks • finger nibblers from Ella’s kitchen All followed by either 4 Oz of milk or 4 Oz of watered down juice in a bottle or his sippy cup. And 1 8oz bottle at night IF he wakes up in the middle of the night My question is, how often should I be giving him finger foods and what other finger foods should I be giving him besides steamed veggies?

  • Kerry
    Dec 13

    My son is 10 months I try to give finger foods with every meal. Ive started giving my little on the toddler prepared foods like pasta chicken and veg and ravioli. He loves spaghetti bolognese and eats it well. I try giving him anything that i eat basically. Scrambled egg, cheese, beans, carrots, broccoli and cauli, toast, pasta, potatos, butternut squash, avocado, hes even had chicken curry (that chicken was home cooked and pureed.) He had cheerios this morn for the first time. we do 3 meals and 3/4 bottles a day each bottle is 4/5ozs and each meal is 4/6oz totalling about 12-15oz of milk and 12-15oz of food a day. His foods are generally half finger foods and half solids.

  • Anonymous
    Dec 13

    At our one year old check up she said to have three real meals and 2 snacks with around 20oz of milk. So he has 6 oz in the early morning like right when he wakes. Then breakfast then nap. Then lunch and 8oz of milk then snack then nap then wake up and snack then dinner and 8oz of milk before bed. Teeth don’t reeeeeeally matter at this point considering you wouldn’t feed things that really require strong teeth like nuts or chips and things like that! I think your list is nice, just keep trying to add and introduce new things! My son loves yogurt, string cheese, tomatoes cut up, blueberries, bananas, avocado, dry Cheerios, ground beef, green beans, soft pears, nutrigrain bars, all steamed veggies nice and soft, diced chicken :)

  • Stephanie
    Dec 13

    We have done BLW with all our babies. We have given them “finger food” from day one they start solids and plan to do the same with our youngest. By 11 months they pretty much can eat anything we’re having except they get no salt, no sugar (no juice, only Breastmilk) no honey, no tea, no nuts (choking hazard) and no processed food (hotdogs, nuggets, sausages unless homemade) or fast food. Everything else is fine ☺️

  • Anonymous
    Dec 13

    At 11mos he should be able to basically eat off your plate/whatever the family is eating. Only restrictions are things like honey, whole nuts (whatever is on the “no-no” list)

  • Kerry
    Dec 13

    The only thing I dont let my little one have is honey. Allergen foods are better introduced earlier unless there are allergies in the family. My son had peanut butter at 5/6 months hes had egg whites, wheat, a taste of pasta and sauce that had shell fish in it. This is my opinion based on research Ive done.

  • Cassidy
    Dec 13

    My son gets three meals a day with snacks in between. He just turned one so he is on whole milk as well but he had breastmilk and water before that. No juice I would stay away from juice because it’s not healthy and it’s horrible for their teeth. We give my son healthy foods like cut up chicken,eggs, fruits and veggies. Just make sure the veggies are soft and if you give fruits that have skin to take it off like grapes. I just take off the outside and give him the inside. Do not give popcorn,honey, nuts or anything that you think is too hard to chew. It is also recommended that you introduce new foods every two to three days to make sure your child does not have any allergies.

  • Lisa
    Dec 14

    My daughter only has 2 teeth and is 10 months, she no longer wants purées she wants to eat what we eat. She eats burgers, chicken nuggets, cubed cantaloupe, salmon, cubed grapes, anything soft we can cut into small pieces, Love’s spaghetti! We done even cut the noodles she gums them apart!