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    Default Re: Easy to chew finger food for 10 month old

    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    My SIL was nervous about finger foods as well so we tried her ( her DD was fine it was my SIL who needed to start slowly!) on these foods first, it taught her to gnaw/gum off bits and chew then swallow- remember babies are very smart and if he gags its a great sign he is switched on enough to know to clear his throat! All the other suggestions from
    Pp are great but you need to
    Build your confidence in your baby first! He will naturally learn to bite (or gum) then chew, then swallow which is why they need finger foods

    - large pieces of watermelon (about the size of a cruskit)

    - cut in half a large peach or mango , the flesh is very soft and easy to chew

    - large brown rice cakes - he will suck and gum it so it will melt in his mouth

    - grilled lamb cutlet - he won't be able to bite off chunks but will gnaw and gum off pieces

    - corn cobs - great as he will nibble tiny pieces

    - cucumber sticks - cut a cucumber in half - its too hard for him to bite off pieces but he can gum off the soft flesh

    - cruskits - I used organic quinoa or rice ones- they look scary but melt in babies mouth when he gums it - add avo or nut butters

    - egg pancake ( 2 egg omelette with whatever filling fried into pancake size and cut into fingers)

    - steamed broccoli flowerettes - thick
    Ones that he can hold into and gum the soft flesh
    A lot of these things still freak me out too. The cucumber especially as my DD has 8 front teeth, surely she could bite a chunk off?

    Last time i gave her watermelon she ate too much and threw up some pretty large chunks

    Can someone suggest the best way to steam veggies? How long does it take to get the right consistency? Things like broccoli, carrots, pumpkin?

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    Default Easy to chew finger food for 10 month old

    I steam my veggies in a bamboo steamer, when DS was little I steamed them until soft so about 5 minutes, now we much prefer them with a crunch so only about 2 minutes! ( corn takes longer about 8 minutes)
    If your not sure - just pull one out and try it yourself - you don't want them too mushy!

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    Default Easy to chew finger food for 10 month old

    With pumpkin, sweet potato , parsnips and potato I roasted them all, cut them into thick chip lengths, roasted them in olive oil and garlic until cooked ( about 20 mins)
    I used a crinkle cutter when he was first starting as they were easier to hold!


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