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I’m in search of great first finger foods to give an almost nine month old. Greyson started purées when he was just under 6 months old. I was in no rush to start him on real food because he was drinking plenty of milk. The kid had been drinking anywhere from 32-36 oz of breastmilk/formula per day! I finally decided to start him on food because the pediatrician said we could start purées if we wanted to and I thought maybe it would help fill his tummy a bit more, so he wasn’t always so ravenous!
I have been making the majority of his food, like steaming sweet potatoes, pears, butternut squash, and the like, but buying certain fruits and meats are a little more time consuming and difficult to make! I bought chicken breast and tried to purée that and it didn’t turn out too well! Silly me should have done ground chicken instead of chicken breast, but at least I know for next time! I bought The Big Book of Organic Baby Food on Amazon, in hopes it would inspire me to try some different foods. I liked it in the beginning when Greyson was younger, but I am looking to branch out now.
We have been doing purées for the past two and a half months, with some puffs, yogurt melts, and teething biscuits thrown in there, too. I recently cut up a banana into small pieces to give him, but he doesn’t seem interested in picking it up to feed himself. I think it might be too slippery for him to pick up? He’s fine if I feed it to him or if I mash it up. What are some other soft first finger foods we could try? Greyson is still working on his teeth, so I don’t want to give him foods that will be too challenging for him to eat! What are some great first finger foods to give a baby? I’m all ears!