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Ok so please can you give me your finger food successes?

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WhoahThereCrazyHorse Wed 03-Apr-13 14:46:44

Just starting to give ds some solids - he's a couple of weeks shy of 6 months so I'm not making a big deal of it, just sitting him up with us when we eat together and giving him bits and bobs.

However, I've gone a bit blank on what to give him once I start a bit more seriously - ie one or two meals a day....

I did blw with dd but took it all very seriously and cooked a LOT of things that ended up on the floor or completely rejected - would like to be a lot more relaxed this time but can see myself only ever feeding him toast if I don't get a bit of inspiration from somewhere!

So what do you do that works?

Thank you!

peeriebear Wed 03-Apr-13 14:53:50

Soft fruit (rasps, blueberries, kiwi, banana, soft pear)
Cheese cubes
Cooked veg eg broccoli
Fish fingers smile
I do give him sloppy stuff too because he refuses the spoon after 2-3 mouthfuls, so I just give it to him and he smushes it everywhere- but some of it does make it to his mouth.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 03-Apr-13 16:30:21

What sort of things do you and dd eat? Do you all eat together? Tonight for instance we are having Spag Bol. Our dd had it from the start and I just used low salt stock cubes. That way, I didn't have to bother with cooking "special food just for baby".

WhoahThereCrazyHorse Wed 03-Apr-13 16:34:17

Dd has all sorts, we don't all eat together all the time though, tonight she'll be having chilli and rice, she's a big pasta fan, lots of sandwiches, cheese, fruit etc for lunches and we have a roast dinner most Sundays. Ds had some chunks of beef this weekend which he sucked all the life out of!!!!

Dd is at nursery 3 days a week though so will just be me and ds a lot of the time and I tend to have cereal for breakfast and ryvita for lunch. Dull!

I seem to remember roast sweet potato wedges were a hit with dd, I've just gone a bit blank on he rest!!!

VisualiseAHorse Wed 03-Apr-13 16:49:53

Mine had a pie (homemade game pie doncha know?) for lunch today, and will be having cheese, grapes, and some other bits and bobs out of the fridge for dinner.

He also loves any pasta dish - tagliatelle covered in a herby, creamy sauce with mushrooms always goes down well, as does a tomato version with peppers and carrots.

I always save a portion of our food (well, as long as it's not burgers and chips!) and pop it in an Avent storage pot - you can get 20 for about £10. Then when it's cool I stick it in the fridge or freezer and then I've got an easy homemade meal when needed.

Mashed potato with butter and cheese and other mashed veg - parsnip/carrot/butternut squash etc.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 03-Apr-13 17:53:02

Know what you mean about hitting a blank. I clearly remember doing the same. I got this book from the library and it had some good ideas. Have you seen the blw recipes too?

How about all the normal things like tuna salad wrap, eggy bread, macaroni cheese, leftovers etc.

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