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bambino1 Sat 26-Mar-05 09:44:16

My seven month old is into everything going into her mouth at the moment so could anyone sugesst some really good healthy finger foods that i could give her.

Socci Sat 26-Mar-05 09:59:23

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bambino1 Sat 26-Mar-05 10:04:47

Thats a brill start. With the toast does it matter if its white or brown bread?

KristinaM Sat 26-Mar-05 10:08:03

My 10 mo likes bread sticks, the crusts of toast, grapes cut in half ( I know some mums peel them!), apple, carrot. His favourite is cucumber. Again some mums peel it and cut into sticks but Ds loves the skin so just gets slices. Hopefully he will eat more things when he has more than two teeth......

KoalaBear Sat 26-Mar-05 10:10:38

little pieces of avocado

steamed vegetable pieces such as carrots, peas, brocolli florets, asparagus, sweet potato cut into strips

ripe strawberries cut into strips

our son also likes roast chicken which pulls apart into little "strings", and cut up sandwich ham

mandarin pieces cut into thirds (little but good)

KristinaM Sat 26-Mar-05 10:10:45

Forgot to say my Ds wont eat banana pieces as they are too slimey! Will eat mashed off a spoon though. We only have wholemeal or granary bread in the house and ds seems to like the texture of the crusts. Better for teething I guess.

KoalaBear Sat 26-Mar-05 10:11:42

oh, and apple and pear cut into pieces and steamed until soft (I don't give raw as I am petrified of choaking)

KristinaM Sat 26-Mar-05 10:12:07

Remember to try citrus fruits and strawberries gradually as some babies are sensitive to them

KoalaBear Sat 26-Mar-05 10:12:41

can spread the avocado or banana on bread to help with the "slimyness" - makes it easier to pick up

KristinaM Sat 26-Mar-05 10:13:19

Oh Kb what a kind mummy you are!!!!!!!

KristinaM Sat 26-Mar-05 10:14:03

and some babies LOVE slimey.....

KoalaBear Sat 26-Mar-05 10:15:42

no, not kind, just desparate as he refuses to eat from a spoon - the only way I can get him to eat is if he puts it in his mouth himself! I guess I've gotten a bit sneaky

KoalaBear Sat 26-Mar-05 10:17:22

oh, and as KristinaM reminded me, remember to try each new food separately to make sure your little one is not allergic

bambino1 Sat 26-Mar-05 10:17:47

My little one is exactly the same. Spoon goes near her then the whole face screws up. these suggestions are brilliant. going down shops later and get some bits to try new things with her.

Socci Sat 26-Mar-05 10:19:00

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KoalaBear Sat 26-Mar-05 10:20:26

Ah bambino1, so you too have an independent little critter

I have to remind myself that although its frustrating in a baby, independence in an adult is a very GOOD quality!

bambino1 Sat 26-Mar-05 10:24:15

So true. Sometimes I just forget she is a baby! She certainly doesn't act like one sometimes. She is definatly a mini me!!!

Socci Sat 26-Mar-05 10:33:29

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bambino1 Sat 26-Mar-05 10:39:42

Won't she choke on raisins. I really worry giving her things so small!

Socci Sat 26-Mar-05 10:43:16

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bambino1 Sat 26-Mar-05 10:47:39

She has two bottom ones but they are not fully out yet. She is in her highchair at mo eating toast and having a wail of a time.

Socci Sat 26-Mar-05 10:48:26

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jackeroo Sat 26-Mar-05 19:10:41

DS isn't very good at holding/eating finger foods but loves bits to play with. the thing he copes with best is laughing cow cheese triangles as they're easy to hold and soft enough to swallow...

bodenmum Sat 26-Mar-05 20:07:25

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giraffeski Sat 26-Mar-05 20:14:21

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