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My beautiful bubba is nearly 11 months old and has always loved his tucker. In the past week though he has started to refuse food from a spoon and wants finger food instead. I know this is probably just a phase but I am a bit stuck for ideas on what to give him at different times of the day.
At the moment he will eat yoghurt for breakfast from a spoon but that's all so then I give him toast. I'm ok with that. It's lunch and dinner I am a bit stuck on. Any suggestions would be really appreciated!
My little one is the same age and will eat sweet stuff of a spoon but all the rest is finger food. You could try:
polenta wedges or balls, it takes a bit of cooking but your whole family will enjoy.
pikletts with grated veggies and pureed chicken hidden in them
watercrackers with cream cheese or avo
watermelon, kiwi and other finger sized fruits, My boy LOVES mandarine (peel skin off each segment and remove the pips)
chunks of fritatta or omelette
bits of boneless fish
cheese and spinach filo rolls
steamed wontons with any kinda filling
good luck and let me know if any of these ideas are a hit!:rolleyes:
My DD uses a spoon sometimes but majority of the time its fingers. We pretend that 1/2 the food lands up on the floor. We just up stuff small enough that she can feed herself. Cooked veges (steamed) cut small she can pick up and eat. Spaghetti with sauce which she grabs and sucks up, toast, scramble eggs
the pero clinic
It is good to hear that you recognize that this is probably just a phase (and a developmentally appropriate assertion of independence) and that you are being reasonable in trying to accommodate this.
I am not sure what stage of solid finger foods your little one is able to bite and chew, so have listed soft finger foods.
· Well cooked vegetable sticks or cubes
· Pieces of tinned fruit (usually softer than fresh fruit)
· Soft cheese sticks or grated cheese
· Cooked pasta
· Small pieces of bread with vegemite or avocado
· Soft meat pieces (eg. Chicken, mince balls)
Nearly everything can be a finger food to toddlers! Some foods are just messier!
Also try to encourage your bub to use the spoon himself – just put a sheet under the highchair and deal with the mess later.
the pero clinic
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