How to Pick Finger Foods for Your Baby

Eating with your hands is not only fun but also helps with hand-eye coordination. Introduce these foods once your baby can sit independently.

You will need

  • Dry cereal
  • Toast
  • Sliced vegetables
  • cooked
  • Well-cooked
  • shredded beef
  • Well-cooked
  • shredded chicken
  • Soft fruits
  • seeds removed
  • Noodles
  • Pretzels
  • Rice cakes

Step 1 Choose bite-sized dry cereal Choose dry cereal or toast that will melt in your baby’s mouth.

Step 2 Slice cooked vegetables Slice cooked vegetables, such as carrots, beans, and sweet potatoes.

Step 3 Introduce them to shredded meats Introduce them to well-cooked and shredded beef and chicken.

Step 4 Cut soft fruits Cut soft fruits, like bananas, melons, and pears, into bite-sized pieces.

Step 5 Give them pasta Give your baby cooked, cooled macaroni or other bite-sized pasta.

Step 6 Stay away from choking hazards Stay away from foods that are choking hazards, such as nuts, popcorn, and hard candy.

Step 7 Serve pretzels and rice cakes Serve pretzels and rice cakes for a treat. Introduce a new food every day for four days to make sure they are not allergic to these foods.