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Bored with puree chokes on finger food!

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Whatafunnyninkynonk Tue 02-Dec-14 22:51:33

Just that really. DS is nearly 7mo and has been going great guns with lumpy mashed up veg. Last week or so he's definitely showing an interest in feeding himself so I've been trying him on a bit of finger food but he lacks the dexterity to pick it himself or takes such a massive bite he chokes (and properly, not just retching, very scary!)

He's getting frustrated with it all or frightened by choking. I'm worried it's going to really turn him off when he had been very excited by meals!

Any tips? Nice happy medium between mush and finger food?!

mrsmugoo Wed 03-Dec-14 15:24:54

I feed my 8 month old small pieces of bread/sandwich etc..l I just break off tiny pieces and feed them into his mouth. That way he still has food that he needs to chew but he doesn't take massive mouthfuls that he can't deal with.

TwentyTinyToes Wed 03-Dec-14 15:31:03

Can you give him finger food that is very soft? Steamed carrot, roasted sweet potato, scrambled egg? What about something like shepherds pie, piled on his tray to pick up with his hands and shovel in, or mashed potato with salmon mixed in and very soft broccoli florets? Cauliflower cheese with soft cauliflower or dahl and rice? I have always found that toast with different toppings (melted cheese/mashed avocado/mashed banana) is sucked until soft then either spat out or soft enough to swallow.

Whatafunnyninkynonk Wed 03-Dec-14 16:08:12

Excellent ideas thank you! Just a bit overwhelmed with salt content, portions, storage etc so can't see wood for trees! Have never been particularly foodie so struggling with ideas but these are a great start thank you!

TwentyTinyToes Wed 03-Dec-14 16:27:03

Keep an eye on salt content by limiting processed food and not too much bread. Cheese is also salty but as part of a meal (e.g. In a cheese sauce) then I wouldn't worry too much. Just don't add salt to food and use low salt stock or make your own.

Fish pie is another good meal, I make the Jamie Oliver one and it is really easy and tasty. Home made soup is good too .

mrsmugoo Wed 03-Dec-14 17:33:55

I find if I feed him little morsels of what I'm eating it limits waste.

Whatafunnyninkynonk Wed 03-Dec-14 17:56:57

Yeah the waste is something I want to keep an eye on! Bread is ASTONISHINGLY salty I never realised! Suppose I could make my own but brother 'borrowed' bread maker few months ago and I can't really be bothered bashing dough around in tins. The jumperoo is an excellent babysitter but not for that long wink

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