Baby’s Favorite Finger Foods

baby finger food

Ever since Lucy developed her “pincher grasp” a few weeks ago, she is all about finger food.  I can still occasionally feed her a bite of something off a spoon, but most of the time I’m brainstorming ways to give her balanced meals in finger-food form.  This takes some thinking, because she’s not a great chewer yet (despite her 6 teeth), so everything has to be soft and small in case it gets swallowed whole.

baby finger foods

Since many moms are in the same boat, I thought I’d share some of Lucy’s favorite finger foods, and would love to hear your baby finger food go-to’s too!

Great baby finger foods:

Organic frozen peas (thawed and cooked)

Small pieces of ripe pear

Sweet potato and butternut squash chunks

Freeze dried strawberries, broken into smaller pieces

Puffed kamut or rice

Rotisserie chicken (they have organic ones at Whole Foods!) bits

Cooked ground turkey (I brown mine with some dried thyme & oregano for flavor)

Bits of bread and cheddar or Mozzarella cheese…because who doesn’t love this combo?!

baby finger foods

baby finger food

What are your baby’s favorite finger foods?  I think all moms are in need of more ideas!

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  • Deana
    January 23, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Thinking back and I can barely remember…
    Grated cheese
    Strawberry slices

    I would also give him a whole apple (peeled) or whole peach and he could feed it to himself but never bite off a big enough piece to choke on. He only had 2 teeth by the time he was 1 so maybe that was why.

  • Amelia
    January 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I love watching little kids bite off tiny pieces of apple or peach – too bad Lucy has so many teeth she would probably bite off a huge chunk and try to swallow it whole!

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