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First finger foods for 6 m/o

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HenriettaTurkey Sun 02-Aug-15 20:06:16

DS is 6 months on Thursday (yay!) which means I can start on finger foods.

He's had a few purées in the last week or two (banana, Apple, pear, pea, carrot and broccoli)

What were the first finger foods you tried? Easy suggestions please!oh and are raw pepper sticks usually too sour?

BlueThursday Sun 02-Aug-15 20:22:48

Peppers are great but don't take them to a party grin

Cucumber is a big favourite of DDs. She wasn't keen on avocado but yours might

bakingmad83 Sun 02-Aug-15 20:45:24

Broccoli florets and asparagus went down well with my little one

HenriettaTurkey Sun 02-Aug-15 22:53:07

When did you first introduce gluten/wheat?

Plateofcrumbs Sun 02-Aug-15 22:58:31

Sweet potato is good. Chunks of banana can be a bit slippy but once they can get a handle on them generally proves popular. Plain unsalted rice cakes.

HenriettaTurkey Sun 02-Aug-15 23:43:17

Great suggestions!

TwoLittleBlooms Mon 03-Aug-15 01:58:53

My dd (6.5 months) loves asparagus and melon. Also, boots do bags of organic baby rice cakes which go down a treat either plain or with cashew butter. It is totally fab watching them get stuck in and enjoy experiencing the new foods!

lostindubai Mon 03-Aug-15 05:49:01

Toast cut into fingers was popular here.

bakingmad83 Mon 03-Aug-15 09:20:01

It's fine to have wheat/gluten after 6 months, though if you have a strong family history of food allergy I think the official advice is to leave a 3 day gap before introducing another food that may trigger a reaction like dairy/eggs/nut butter so that you can spot what caused any symptoms, but sure your little one will be fine smile

HenriettaTurkey Mon 03-Aug-15 15:55:59

So we have today tried rice cakes, pepper sticks and cucumber! The cucumber was ignored but the rest was a hit!

Tangles451 Mon 03-Aug-15 21:07:15

Baby corn and long stem broccoli have gone down with my 7 month old. Also breadstick are great to gnaw on and can be dunked to get extra flavours / textures

cantmakecarrotcake Mon 03-Aug-15 21:31:23

Pitta breads are great - less crumbly than bread. Spread with cream cheese or hummus. In the BLW cook book they suggest spreading with pesto, adding some grated cheese and microwaving for a few seconds to melt the cheese. Delicous!

HenriettaTurkey Mon 03-Aug-15 22:40:33

These sound gorgeous. grin

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