Baby finger food ideas

posted 3 weeks ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Busy bee

My sister used to give her kids pickle spears and they would suck on those things forever!

 

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

How old is she?

My son loves hummus. Sometimes I’ll just make him a little hummus sandwich. He also loves peanut butter sandwiches. I cut them into little triangles so he eats them all by himself. He loves eating independently. But pretty much anything can be a “finger food” as long as you’re willing to do some clean up. We throw pasta and rice down on his highchair tray and he goes to town. 

Post # 4
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kiram :  my kid eats straight hummus which is a pretty easy snack (bonus – it sticks to the spoon so well that she doesn’t need to have mastered utensils really). I also like to have some extra cooked chicken in the fridge because she’ll snack on that. Besides that we also do the cheese, yogurt, fruit, cheerio routine. Waffles straight from the freezer are great for breakfast when they’re teething. She can also manage shredded carrots with the few teeth she has. 

Honestly though if she doesn’t want to eat what we’re eating (which thankfully is rare) she gets yogurt or hummus and some fruit. I’m not a short order cook so if you want a hot meal there is 1 option – take it or leave it. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My son (2) loves toast and marmite. Very quick to do if she wants something else. We had a dietician when he was little due to a milk allergy and she was keen on marmite but it should be a thin layer as it is a bit salty.

coconut youghurt wirh fruit purée was another favourite and it’s a bit thicker than normal youhurt so can be good for early spoon use. It’s very fatty though (good fats) but again recommended by dietician because DS needed to put on weight.

he also loves dates – but they are sugary and can make poos a bit runny. kiram :  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh and boiled eggs are good. You can have a few in the fridge ready if she likes those 

Post # 8
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kiram :  oh yea our kid loves pickles too! And don’t stress too much about weight charts – some kids are going to be on the smaller end. So long as she’s eating, making diapers, and growing then it’s all good. My daughter sometimes does some funny percentile jumping – at her last appointment she dropped from 43% to 35% for weight, but jumped 75% to 85% for height and the docs weren’t worried even a little. She’s a super happy kid and grew 1.5 inches in 3 months so clearly we’re feeding her plenty! And she’s started running so she’s a lot more active too which is why the weight gain has slowed a little. 

Post # 9
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  • Wedding: April 2016

kiram :  I just use whatever bread we have in the house, usually some type of soft wheat bread. Though we also use tortillas if we’re out of bread. We also do grilled ham & cheese sandwiches. I feel he’s never getting enough protein so I try to stick some meat in wherever I can. 

And yes to pickles! That is my son’s second favorite snack! His first is tomatoes. I just cut up some grape or cherry tomatoes and throw them on his tray. He could literally eat tomatoes all day every day and be happy. 

ETA: My son is also 13 months and has always been in the 50th percentile or thereabouts for his weight. The doc has never been concerned because he’s obviously healthy, he’s just a tall and skinny boy (like his daddy). Also, after they reach a year usually their weight gain slows way down. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

We always did a bunch of fruit and veggies. Waffles, lunch meat (occasionally), shredded cheese, kiwi, cucumber slices, celery, pb&j sandwich cut into small squares, toast

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Agree don’t worry too much about weight. DS’s weight problem was due to his allergy and we had to wean early. It worked for him though. Now at 2 although he’s still allergic to milk he’s on the 91st percentile for weight and height. kiram :  

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My son loves sandwiches. Peanut butter is his favourite but he like marmite ones too. We always use brown bread through kiram :  

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We try to feed our kids what we’re eating- so we had spaghetti and meatballs yesterday, and our 10 month old and 2 year old did too. We just chop up the pasta and meatballs into kid appropriate sized pieces and they go to town. Our 10 month old doesn’t have a lot of teeth yet- so we’re a little more restrictive with her (mostly with meat), but cookies veggies of all kinds, pastas, scrambled eggs, avocado, fruits- she’s all in. Also, depending on the tooth situation for your kiddo, my son was full of teeth at 13 mos and LOVED whole apples. We’d take the first bite and then he’d just go to town it was awesome and kept him busy! I’m not sure where you live but our kids also love the pouches (happy baby and happy tot are my personal faves) and those are an easy way to get some extra veggies in. 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Mac and cheese made in little muffin tins are great and easy to freeze (you can load it with Veges I just put a whole lot of broccoli, spinach and cauliflower in a blender for 2 sec so it’s in tiny chunks then add it in the white sauce), fish cakes (just google a recipe), corn fritters, my 15m old loves lentil cottage pie and I also pack it full of veges, lasagne, mild chicken curry with rice (just cut all the chicken and veg up really small), banana pancakes (1 banana, 1 egg and 1/3 cup of oats whizzed up in the blender) topped with peanut butter and Greek yogurt

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