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    Starting finger foods?

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    When and how did you start them? Howd you know they're ready?

    Carter has been grabbing at anything were eating lately, and of course if he gets it it goes straight in his mouth. He does that with anything though, so Im not sure if its because its food or not

    I was eating a banana yesterday and he grabbed at it and got a little bit of it on his fingers. He put in his mouth, actually chewed it (or gummed it) and then swallowed it. He was so happy about it, his little feet and legs were kicking and he was smiling up a storm. I let him do it a couple times and he was actually chewing on it before he swallowed.

    Hes got 2 bottom teeth, and his 2 top ones are working their way out now. He also has the pincer (sp?) grasp.

    Would you interpret this as signs he is ready for finger foods? Im just paranoid about him choking.

    Also, when you did start, what kinds of finger foods did you start with?
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    i def think he's ready. i started with cut up bananas, watermelon, gerber puffs and yogurt melts. anything thats really soft. bread or toast torn into small pieces. carrots cooked and diced. nothing larger than a pea is what they say for when you are just starting out. good luck!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyToaster View Post
    i def think he's ready. i started with cut up bananas, watermelon, gerber puffs and yogurt melts. anything thats really soft. bread or toast torn into small pieces. carrots cooked and diced. nothing larger than a pea is what they say for when you are just starting out. good luck!!!
    I forgot to ask how big, I wouldnt have thought of how big to make the peices til I was sitting there making it

    He likes carrots, Im sure hed like some cooked diced carrots
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    for you as I have no idea


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    I'm bumping this again, I want more opinions!
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    I would say he's ready to start finger foods - they were my favorite!!

    I cut up fruits really small, cheerios, puffs, yogurt melts, teething biscuits/butter biscuits anything that he wont choke on that is really soft and small !

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    I forgot about those yogurt melts. They are good


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    Autumn started cereal at 5 months, fruits and veggies (baby food) at 6 months, and finger foods around 11 months? She didn't have any teeth until then.
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    Yogurt melts and puffs are good. Also, those mesh feeders work well for larger things.
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