Finger food ideas from 7 months!
At 7 months, once little ones have got to grips with grabbing food, the next challenge is for them to get different shaped foods into their mouths!
Little ones can hold a stick-like object + start to control it better, learning how to feed themselves. Also, their little gums are starting to toughen up, so you can try offering soft foods with more texture too.
Foods to try:
Squishy avocado slices (cut long ways) – leave the skin on one side so it’s easier to grip
Kiwi and strawberry slices (lengthways)
Strawberries (quartered lengthways)
Toast or pitta bread fingers with cream cheese or hummus spread
Pasta pieces like well-cooked penne with a scrummy squishy tomato sauce
Shop our Melty Sticks
A fun + tasty finger food made for playing + learning, with less mess. Melty Sticks are just the right size + shape to help little ones from 7 months learn to get food into their mouths and keep their little gums busy, whilst being super melty.
Shop our Rice Cakes
A fun + tasty finger food made for playing + learning, with less mess. Rice cakes are just the right size + shape to help little ones from 7 months learn to hold on to their food. Their texture softens slowly in little mouths and helps keep little gums busy.
Fun activities to try:
- When your little one has got to grips with picking up food, the next challenge is for them to get it into their mouths. Why not encourage them to have fun with sounds as they play + learn? "Neeeowww! There goes the Melty Stick plane!"
- Why not encourage your little one to perfect their holding-on grip with a game of peekaboo: watch your little one disappear behind these rice cakes - especially when they're holding one in each hand..1,2 ...peekaboo!
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Finger food ideas from 9 months!
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