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If your child is ready for finger foods, try steering away from pre packaged options. Many times your baby can eat the same foods you are eating, so no need to worry about making a separate meal. We all know most of the food will end on the floor anyways… If you are curious about Baby Led Weaning as oppose to puréed baby food, check out this article: Baby Led Weaning Basics.

Many healthy and natural options are available. Just remember to check with your child’s pediatrician before started them on any solids and finger foods.

Here are 16 finger foods for babies that have been used by the Simply Real Moms.

  1. Cheerios
  2. Avocado slices
  3. Cooked peas
  4. Banana slices
  5. Well-cooked Macaroni noodles
  6. Tofu
  7. Shredded chicken
  8. Blueberries
  9. Ripe pears
  10. Soft baked sweet potatoes (you can also make them into fries)
  11. Cooked brocolli
  12. Shredded soft beef
  13. Shredded turkey
  14. Small chunks of cheddeer cheese
  15. Soft meatballs made with ground turkey or hamburger meat
  16. Ripe peaches

Ideally a lot of fruits and veggies can be used, just make sure they are soft enough for your  baby to munch on and swallow.