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Good first finger foods for 5.5mo

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Sherida Fri 11-Jul-08 12:01:58

My DD is definately ready for weaning! I'm giving her the usual bottles plus a little bit of baby rice after her 18:00 feed to let her get used to textures. I'm only going to give her the rice for a little while then move onto fruit and veg I can puree myself. She LOVES feeding from a spoon and can sit unaided, lunging herself forward for the next mouthful, and moan at me if it's not fast enough! Aside from spoon feeding her that, I'd like her to get the hang of putting food in her mouth. I've been trying to find a few good finger foods for her age, everything I've looked at for her seem to be aimed at babies that are 8mos plus. Any suggestions for me? I know there are lots of advocates of BLW and people who will tell me not to wean until she can feed herself, but the bottle alone is not enough for her anymore. I feel this is right for her and want to help her develop good eating habits!

Thanks for any help.

MrsBadger Fri 11-Jul-08 12:05:35

any fruit or veg steamed till soft (or au naturel if soft and ripe eg pear, peach) cut into fingers.

Sherida Fri 11-Jul-08 12:07:12

TY MrsBadger, will get some today. Peaches sound messy and fun!

KnickersOnMaHead Fri 11-Jul-08 14:57:14

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MrsBadger Fri 11-Jul-08 15:18:53

um, no egg, no gluten under 6m

KnickersOnMaHead Fri 11-Jul-08 15:20:13

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MrsBadger Fri 11-Jul-08 15:20:53

in thread title, 5.5m wink

Broccoli florets, quartered ripe pears, carrot batons, banana, strawberries, ricecakes and hummus, pretty much anything by way of fruit and veg really. DS has always loved dried apricots even pre-teeth.

KnickersOnMaHead Fri 11-Jul-08 15:24:40

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Sherida Sat 12-Jul-08 10:48:40

LOL knickers. Like the name too. Thanks for the suggestions, I have some sweet potato and carrot. IAteRose, ricecakes and dried apricots sound like the way to go for inbetween meal things. I'm not expecting her to actually eat much, just get used to different textures and tastes. Slowly, of course.

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