Eating finger food is fun and important to your baby’s development of fine motor skills and coordination like the pincer grasp
Baby finger foods
Finger food for babies
Babies does not need teeth to eat more solid food like finger foods, you will be surprised by how well they chew with only their gums until their molars appear which is from the age of 12 months – 18 months.
Eating finger food is fun and important to your baby’s development of fine motor skills and coordination like the pincer grasp.
Ripe Mango, blueberries (halved) ripe kiwi, banana, avocado, soft boiled potato, seedless rye bread with cod roe spread, grapes usually peeled and halved cut lengthwise or smaller pieces.
Vegetables and some fruit should be cooked so they’re soft enough to mush easily, and everything should be cut into tiny pieces at the beginning.
This is some of the first finger foods I’ve found easy to introduce to my baby around 8 months to encourage him to self feed. Some of the softer textures were introduced around 6,2 months.
Simply scatter four or five pieces of finger food onto your baby’s highchair tray or an tray and add more pieces of food as your baby eats them.
When your baby is ready (usually around 8 month’s) your baby will let you know that he’s ready to start feeding herself by grabbing the spoon you’re feeding with similar signs.
Remember that the finger food should be soft and easy to chew and that every baby is different! You can cut up the bites even smaller or bigger all according to your baby’s ability to chew!