You know the feeling, you & your baby have finally conquered puree's (hooray!!) when,drum roll.... incomes the next mountain to climb... Finger foods!
When should my baby start transitioning? What should we try first? All parents have an idea of how they want to do something with their kids. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't. You have to just try your best to be flexible and let your baby lead.
Your baby will tell you when he or she is ready to eat finger foods however here are a few things to help you read the signs more clearly. Your baby should be able to:
We found a really practical article by babyfoode that says:
"To start serving finger foods, the easiest thing is to do is to put a little of whatever you made right onto their tray and let them dig in. It's messy! They might get almost everything on the floor and nothing in their mouths! But it is so fun to watch their little faces focus with so much determination. If they eat, or accidentally push all of their food onto the floor, then by all means serve them some more. Babies are in tune with their hunger trigger and know when they are full and when they want more. If at anytime they are getting upset or are just over the idea, then you can stop the meal. If they are transitioning from purees to finger foods, you can offer them some of their beloved purees. I also found that when transitioning from purees to finger foods, morning and afternoon snack time was a great time to try out their new finger foods. They had enough energy to try something new and because I wasn't pressed for time to get dinner on the table, I was also able to enjoy the experience more."
Recipe suggestion by:
"Let them cool and give to your little one to enjoy – Mom too" - Aimee
The end! Easy peasy... Thanks Amy & Aurora!!