This mama has not made purées in while! I now just steam or cook all his food and let him feed himself. I still give baby cereal a couple times but it has reduced a lot!
I'm always searching these days for good finger food ideas for baby. He is 10 months old and has tried a wide range of foods! Our doctor gave us the ok months ago to try everything! (so always check with your doctor and you know too what your little one is ready for)
Here are some finger food ideas I have. Share yours with me too!
Our favorites are broccoli, butternut squash, sweet potato, zucchini, carrots, peas, parsnips all steamed and cut into small pieces that he can grab.
Fruit, soft and cut into small pieces, favorites here avocado, banana, strawberries (pretty ripe and soft) mango, apricots. Steamed apples and pears (I make them pretty soft)
Egg yolks! Baby loves these. I boil them and cut them up and he loves it.
Black beans and chickpeas! I heat them up to soften them and serve. I cut chickpeas in smaller pieces.
Always watch your little one when they eat. ;) my little guy likes to stuff his mouth really quick! The other morning he was saving watermelon pieces in his cheeks!
I also give pieces of toast with cream cheese.
Cooked pasta cut up drizzled with olive oil.
Pieces of cheddar cheese cut up small.
All meats cut up in small pieces too!
A friend suggested to roll softer foods in Parmesan cheese or baby cereal for easier pickup for the slippery type foods. I'll try that one day too!
Some quick dry snack foods I give that are good for self feeding are the baby mum mum's and gerber puffs and cheese straws (not as meals).
What finger foods do your little ones love!?