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Quick & Easy Finger Food Recipe's: By Our Favourite Ohbaby Moms

July 30, 2018

Quick & Easy Finger Food Recipe's: By Our Favourite Ohbaby Moms

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. 

When to start:

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:

  • “Chew” using his or her gums to mash foods
  • Have a pretty good pincher grasp. The pincher grasp is the the ability to grab and hold objects between the thumb and the fore finger. If your baby has the fine motor skill to maneuver, grab and hold onto foods with the pincher grasp, then your baby is probably ready for finger foods
  • Sit up unassisted

How to start:

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." 

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We've had tons of discussions with ohbaby moms about how difficult it can be to get enough nutrients into baby's diets when transitioning them onto finger foods so we thought we'd team up with our favourite ohbaby moms to serve you up with a series of quick and easy recipe ideas!

Quick & Easy Ohbaby Frittata

Recipe suggestion by:

"Feeding toddlers can be tricky; a hit one day can be a miss the next.  Luckily my little Aurora is an egg lover, which has become her go-to snack or meal.  I love adding ohbaby to make these delicious, nutritious frittatas and it ensures every mouthful is packed with goodness. Best of all, Aurora loves them too." - Aimee

 

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Pre-heat the oven
  • In a bowl mix the eggs, add the puree and mix until well combined.
  • Pour this mixture into the lined dish or spoon into a muffin tray and bake in the oven at 180'C for 15 minutes (you could also fry them in olive oil or coconut oil if you prefer)

"Let them cool and give to your little one to enjoy – Mom too" - Aimee

 

 

The end! Easy peasy... Thanks Amy & Aurora!! 



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