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any reason why I can't whizz up fish fingers for my 7 month old?

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Stargazing Wed 16-Jul-08 15:21:30

I am feeling pretty rough today - blinding headache - and think I will just cop out on dinner and give dd fishfingers & veg (ordinarily a last resort) ... any reason why 7mo ds can't have the same, but whizzed up with the blender?

zippitippitoes Wed 16-Jul-08 15:23:07

i would just remove the crumb and mash or infact not even mash

choccypig Wed 16-Jul-08 15:23:47

The coating may have too much salt, and/or additives. But you could cook as normal, pick ofF the coating and break up the fish a bit.

frisbyrat Wed 16-Jul-08 15:23:50

I'm interested in this too, as ds (9 mo) happily has flakes of the white meat and chips (no salt) when we have a chippie. Hope it's not a Bad Thing. blush

TigerFeet Wed 16-Jul-08 15:28:43

I used to take the breadcrumbs off first but then use the innards for dd at that age - shuddering all the whole time. Fish fingers are vile grin

blot4 Wed 16-Jul-08 15:29:39

Your 7mo will probably enjoy eating the fish finger as finger food. They are nice and soft so there's no need to worry about choking. At 7mo babies are very capable of eating 'lumpy' food and might enjoy feeding himself.

micci25 Wed 16-Jul-08 15:31:05

i cant see why whole fish fingers wouldnt be a problem so long as a) they are not her staple diet, which you have already said this is a one off!! and b) you read th packaging to ensure there are no bones and not too much salt!!

Stargazing Wed 16-Jul-08 15:34:28

they're those 'no catch' ones so i think might be okay ... will check the details on the coating, if any concerns will bite the bullet and cook proper dinner. Good point about finger food too - i have never seen anyone eat bread the way ds does so am sure ff would be fine!!!!

bananaknickers Wed 16-Jul-08 15:39:57

I used to. My children are still alive smile

McDreamy Wed 16-Jul-08 15:41:33

Fingers are vile Tigerfeet? shock Fish finger sandwiches are the best ever grin

micci25 Wed 16-Jul-08 15:41:49

oh forgot to mention my 13 month old dd loves fish fingers!!! and has done since about 7 months old!! she shovels them in by the handfull! unfortunately for dd2 we only have them twice a fortnight!!! (living off two week planner for budgeting reasons)

Pavlovthecat Wed 16-Jul-08 15:42:30

Take off the coating and break it up into small pieces, it will be fine.

Treeny Wed 16-Jul-08 15:47:20

My DD2 who is 11 months and generally a nightmare to feed LOVES fishfingers - I discovered this when I was giving them to DD1 and, like the OP, just thought I'd save myself effort by giving DD2 the same thing.

I take off the breadcrumb coating and mash the fish up with a little mashed potatoes and some peas - she's very keen.

And the last time I did them, DD2 helped herself to a leftover bit of fishfinger from DD1's plate and ate it happily as finger-food, crumbs and all.

PS how can anyone say that good quality fishfingers are vile? I have to stop myself scoffing them whenever I cook them for DDs.

OverMyDeadBody Wed 16-Jul-08 15:50:22

No reason why not. They make good finger food too.

Oblomov Wed 16-Jul-08 15:50:59

Vile ? No. They are fine. Not every day admittedly, but for petes sake.

blot4 Wed 16-Jul-08 15:54:14

Making homemade fishfingers ain't that hard either. Taste much nicer and don't take much longer to make (sorry, sound a bit like I knit yoghurt - only got one DS at the mo, sure it'll all change when I have 2 ie January) blush

katpotat Wed 16-Jul-08 15:59:28

My 14 month old loves fish fingers. Used to take off the crumb and mash up a bit with veg, when she was wee. She has them as finger food now. grin

micci - I love fish finger sandwiches too grin with tomato sauce blush

MERLYPUSS Wed 16-Jul-08 16:07:44

No, it has to be fish finger -and mash- sandwiches with chilli sauce. And burger cheese if I'm feeling decadentgrin

TigerFeet Wed 16-Jul-08 16:20:29

When I say vile I very much mean a personal taste thing - I have no problem with dd eating them, I just can't stomach the farking things myself. <ick>

Stargazing Wed 16-Jul-08 20:48:51

how's this for a total cop-out. went up the road with the babes, dd started saying "i want a cappuccino."

well, thought I, I could do with one too.

So off to our Italian cafe we went, had a cappuccino (froth in a cup for her, nothing for ds, who chewed happily on the laminated menu)

And then I looked at the time, thought "sod cooking" and ordered a baked potato with cheese and beans and salad, and they ate that.

Worse than fish fingers!! And I don't care a jot.

SorenLorensen Wed 16-Jul-08 20:52:30

Baked potato with cheese, beans and salad is pretty damn near a perfect meal, nutrition wise - definitely not 'worse' than fish fingers (though I love fish fingers and gave them to my two when they were babies with no pangs of guilt whatsoever).

I give my ds (11m) fishfingers or fish portions, although I usually take the coating off.

But what actually takes about the same time to cook as the fishfingers, is if you buy a bag of those frozen skinless & boneless white fish fillets (pollock or whatever) then snap one fillet into 2 or 3 bits, chuck in a pan with a couple of tablespoons of sweetcorn and peas, and some dry pasta. Cover with milk or milk and water, a pinch of herbs/bay leaf or even a piece of raw onion (take it out when cooked) and a few little knobs of butter, then cook gently until pasta is soft, fish is poached and veg is tender (keep an eye on the level of liquid in there though) takes about 10-15 min.

Flake and fork through the fish just to check there's no bones, mash if you need to, and it's done. (Or use boiled spuds or rice instead of pasta, whatever) You can add grated cheese for calcium/flavour. My ds loves it.

strawberrycalpol Wed 16-Jul-08 22:18:58

My 7 month old has fish fingers once a week, broken in half as finger food. He loves them and I too have no feelings of guilt, or about the pizza or the mild korma, toast, pannini etc vague disquiet about the ant he ate yesterday though, more for the ant really.

blot4 Thu 17-Jul-08 15:03:13

That sounds like a great recipe JamesATGB. Going to try that one.

strawberrycalpol lol smile. Thanks my ds seems more interested in eating gravel than ants. Gets through quite a lot of cat/dog hair though (mostly because he insists on chucking his food on the floor before eating it!)

Gobbledigook Thu 17-Jul-08 15:04:36

I used to give them as finger food from about that age I think (if my memory serves me correctly!) - children still in one piece grin

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