Snacks for 6 month old?

(15 Posts)
notjusttheirmum Fri 07-Aug-15 16:04:41

I'm struggling so much for snacks I end up giving DD baby biscuits (the Heinz biscotti ones) or rice cakes
What else can I give her?
I have completely forgotten what I gave DD1!

happymummyone Fri 07-Aug-15 16:11:34

Fruit and full fat fromage fraiche yoghurts? Also sticks of salad vegetables.

cantmakecarrotcake Fri 07-Aug-15 18:19:42

Breadsticks
Fruit pouch
Baby 'crisps'
Blueberries (halved), raspberries, strawberries
Ripe canteloupe melon/peach/pear slices

I struggle too as we're normally out so mostly opt for the Goodies gingerbread men (less crumbly than Heinz biscuits) if I'm not organized.

NickyEds Fri 07-Aug-15 20:14:28

Malt loaf, crumpets, mini bagels, fruit, raisins...Ds has a biscuit snack at practically every toddler group we go to!

Jedi1 Fri 07-Aug-15 20:18:15

6 months? I was barely getting a few spoons of mush in never mind snacks!

Sausages123 Fri 07-Aug-15 20:20:46

My DS gets an afternoon snack about 3 times a week, he just doesn't seem to need them but if I feel he is hungry then he gets half a nana or a whole plain rice cake.

SweetPeaPods Fri 07-Aug-15 20:25:14

Bread stick, kiddilicious wafers, carrot sticks or cucumber, donut peaches going down well too

purplemurple1 Fri 07-Aug-15 21:13:44

Flat bread/chapattis' are our normal snack (flour and water, made at home).

BlueThursday Fri 07-Aug-15 21:15:13

DD is loving rice cakes just now

notascooby007 Sat 08-Aug-15 05:46:31

At 6mo does she need snacks??? Maybe it's just me but I thought at this age milk was still very much the predominant "food"

squizita Sat 08-Aug-15 13:12:36

Mine is only just snacking at 10 months. I give Tesco baby "puffs" and Ellas lentil sticks, sliced tomato (favourite), cucumber, corn cakes (like rice cakes but more fibre), cracker wheat crackers with cream cheese or peanut butter, croissant, blueberries, crumpet and butter, halved grapes, breads ticks, cornflakes, mini weetabix.
Often these also get combined with cheese or meat for a finger food meal (ie a carb plus a veg plus a protein) as she's a nibbler.

eurochick Sat 08-Aug-15 14:07:17

We didn't start snacks until about 10 months but she has:

Organix crisps
Organix biscuits and bars
Raisins
Chunk of cheese
All kinds of fruit
Cut up cherry tomatoes, cucumber or avocado

MrsCK Sun 09-Aug-15 21:37:40

DS is also 6 months and we have started weaning on 2 meals a day plus snacks. he loves it so why not? milk is still being offered...all the fricking time....so I don't see it being a problem smile

we have:
fruit
Ella's grippy biscuits
a banana...tried giving half. didn't work, he wanted it all
Bread sticks with dip
cucumber

we haven't been doing it for long so most food is snack type food at the moment. I'm trying moussaka tomorrow though so that should be fun!

squizita Sun 09-Aug-15 22:15:55

I don't think people aren't giving snacks as they're refusing them.

It's just at 6 months, many/most babies would not be hungry for them. One small meal, maybe 2, would be plenty.
It can be worrying for parents to think their child 'should' be on 2 or 3 meals plus snacks at a time when it's absolutely fine for them still to be taking a nibble of veg or a few spoons of cereal.

imwithspud Mon 10-Aug-15 11:21:48

No harm in the odd snack at 6 months, as long as it's not replacing their milk. It's more to help them learn how to self feed and try new flavours rather than filling them up. Some things I would have let my DD1 sample at that age were:
Cucumber sticks
Carrot Sticks
Various Fruit - banana, strawberries, raspberries, grapes halved, blueberries halved, kiwi, orange etc
Crumpet/Bagel/Toast
Breadsticks
Tomato
Cheese

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