When can my baby eat finger food

Giving Baby Finger Foods at 7-8 Months

Written by Rebecca Felsenthal Stewart

Reviewed by Dan Brennan, MD on August 09, 2022

Month 7, Week 3


Once your baby is a pro at eating soft mashed foods, they may be ready to move on to finger foods around 8 months. They have the dexterity to pick the food up and release it or mash it, and will become more efficient and independent as they master the pincer grip around 9 months. At that point they'll be able to use their thumb and forefinger to pick up the small chunks of food.

Your baby may grab at everything on your plate, but follow these guidelines for healthy and safe feedings.

  • Start with menu items like pieces of soft cheese; small pieces of pasta or bread; finely chopped soft vegetables; and fruits like bananas, avocado, and ripe peaches or nectarines. These foods should require minimal chewing, as your baby may not yet have teeth. Do NOT let them have hot dogs, raw vegetables, nuts, meats, hard candy, or sticky textures such as nut butters that have increased choking risks at this stage.
  • Introduce new foods one at a time in case there are any concers about allergies.
  • Chop all foods into soft, bite-sized pieces, 1/2 inch or smaller.
  • Watch out for choking hazards: Avoid round, firm foods like carrots, grapes, and hot dogs and skip anything like raw veggies and peanuts. Raisins and popcorn are dangerous for babies.
  • Keep up your formula or breastfeeding schedule, but as your baby eats more solids, they’ll naturally start to take less milk. Your baby needs to start eating more solids and drinking less milk for the nutritional value at this stage.

Your Baby's Development This Week

Your baby is getting stronger and may even be moving around, whether they are sliding around on their belly in reverse, scooting on their behind, or actually crawling forward. If you haven’t childproofed your house already, don’t wait any longer!

You may notice these growing signs of motor development:

  • Your baby is probably now able to sit on their own for several minutes, without using their hands for support and they may be able to get up into a sitting position all by themselves.
  • While you offer them support, they should be able to bounce up and down, and possibly even pull up to a stand.
  • Their little hands are increasingly agile -- they are getting better at passing a toy back and forth from one to the other.

You might wonder about:

  • Their vision. Your baby should be able to see nearly as far as an adult by now and can track moving objects with their eyes.
  • Stranger anxiety. You’re not imagining it: They may fear new people and situations. So give them time to warm up and reassure them if they are upset.
  • What they can understand. Your baby might comprehend more than you realize, so it’s important to keep talking to them about everything you’re doing and try to be consistent about the words you use for familiar objects.

Month 7 Week 3 Tips

  • If food allergies run in the family, talk to your pediatrician about introducing highly allergenic foods like peanuts and eggs.
  • Fried foods are not good choices for babies. If you offer them at all, do so rarely.
  • Avoid feeding your baby juice unless it is fresh-squeezed.
  • By now, your baby’s diet should include grains, fruits, vegetables, and meats, and they should be eating two to three meals a day.
  • In addition to rice, barley, or oat cereal, you can introduce grain products your baby can grab, such as toast, crackers, and dry cereal. Avoid any colorful, sugary cereals.
  • Sit baby in their high-chair for feeding time. If they eat finger foods while crawling around, they are more likely to choke.
  • You’re not done with breast feeding or bottle feeding. Your baby is starting the transition, but breast milk and formula are still key.
  • Pureeing or mashing vegetables may make them easier for your baby to eat when they are first transitioning from a liquid diet to solids.
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Best Early Finger Foods for Baby (With Tips, Visuals, and Recipes)

Use this list of safe, nutritious, and easy to eat finger foods for baby to help you know exactly what (and how) to offer at meals and snacks. Plus, find the best first finger foods, troubleshooting tips, and visuals of foods broken down by food group to keep things easy!

Finger Foods for Baby

After baby starts solids and is ready to move onto finger foods, you may feel a little confused by exactly what to serve and how to serve it. Which is totally normal because it can be scary to let baby feed themselves this way and we may not have any experience doing this—or we may have totally forgotten from our last kiddo!

This list of finger foods for baby will cover some great first finger foods to start with, then set you up with plenty of healthy options from each food group.

TIP: Find more info on starting solids here and the best foods to start with if doing baby led weaning or purees with baby.

Healthy Baby Food

I love sharing these ideas for baby food since they are easy to prepare and serve and because I know how hard it can be to continue to come up with flavorful and healthy meals and snacks for our little ones. Let me tell you, I’m on my third kiddo and it can be such a challenge to feed him during the chaos of parenting the rest of my crew! These foods are wholesome and nutritious—perfect for your baby.

TIP: I’m a big fan of SpoonfulONE, a company that offers the most complete way to introduce food allergens to our kids. They make mix-ins, puffs, and crackers that are yummy and easy for babies and toddlers to eat. Learn more about their pediatrician-approved baby foods here. (sponsored link)

Best First Finger Foods

When baby is around 9 months, you’ll notice that they’re able to pick up smaller pieces of food with two fingers. This is known as the “pincer grasp” and is a sign that they’re ready to start finger foods. To be clear, when I say “finger foods” I mean small pieces of food that a baby (or toddler) can feed themselves.

Here are some of my favorite ones to start with that are all super soft, safe to eat, and easy to pick up.

  • Scrambled egg, broken up into small pieces
  • Roasted sweet potato mashed and broken up into small pieces
  • Fresh raspberries, broken up into smaller pieces
  • Oatmeal, cooked according to package directions and allowed to cool
  • Tofu, diced and sauteed lightly or steamed
  • Ground beef, chicken, or turkey, broken up into small pieces or lightly mashed meatballs
  • Shredded cheese or crumbled goat cheese
  • Mashed sweet potato, in little pieces
  • Peanut butter puffs

TIP: You can serve the tofu, ground meat, or meatballs in veggie puree from a pouch or a simple marinara sauce for extra moisture and flavor. Learn more about how and why to introduce peanut butter.

Finger Foods for Baby: Fruits and Veggies

Some of my favorite early fruits and veggies to serve babies are:

  • Mashed roasted sweet potato, broken up into small pieces
  • Warmed frozen peas, slightly mashed if desired
  • Roasted Zucchini
  • Diced Roasted Sweet Potato or Butternut Squash
  • Fresh blueberries, cut in half or quarters
  • Fresh raspberries, broken into small pieces
  • Banana, broken into small segments (they are less slippery this way versus slicing them)
  • Avocado, diced and mashed slightly (be sure it’s ripe and very soft)

TIP: A good rule of thumb is to serve pieces of food that are about the size of a pea to start and soft enough that they are easy to squish between your fingers. This will be easy for baby to pick up and eat and will also reduce chances of choking.

Finger Food Ideas: Carbohydrates

Offering complex carbohydrates can provide fiber, a variety of textures, B vitamins, and more. Try these with your baby.

  • Spinach pancakes (moisten with applesauce or plain yogurt if needed; this recipe is particularly moist and great for babies)
  • Oatmeal, cooked according to package directions and allowed to cool
  • Baby Puffs
  • Peanut Butter Puffs
  • Rice (it’s easiest if it’s in little clumps so baby can pick it up; this Coconut Rice or this Cheesy Rice are both good options)
  • Baby Banana Muffin
  • O cereal (soften in nondairy unsweetened milk or yogurt as needed)
  • Baked Oatmeal, diced

Finger Food Ideas: Proteins

Offering proteins will continue to expose baby to a range of nutrients. These are my go-tos for babies newer to finger foods—and toddlers too.

  • Shredded cheese (thicker cuts are a little easier to pick up)
  • Tofu, diced and sauteed lightly or steamed
  • Flaked cooked wild salmon
  • Lightly mashed meatballs
  • Shredded chicken, cut up finely (we love this Butter Chicken to share with baby)
  • Ground beef, turkey, or chicken, broken into smaller pieces
  • Lightly mashed beans
  • Scrambled eggs, broken up into small pieces
  • Diced egg muffins

I’d love to hear any questions you may have, or if you have foods that your babies enjoy that I didn’t include here.

Chime in below in the comments!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 5 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes

Author Amy Palanjian

Cuisine American

Course Baby Food

Calories 124kcal

Servings 1

First Finger Foods (choose 1-3 per meal)
  • ▢ 1 Scrambled egg (broken up into small pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Roasted sweet potato, mashed and broken up into small pieces
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Fresh raspberries (broken up into smaller pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Oatmeal (cooked according to package directions and allowed to cool)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp Tofu (diced and sauteed lightly or steamed)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp ground beef, chicken, or turkey, broken up into small pieces or lightly mashed meatballs
  • ▢ 2 tbsp shredded cheese or crumbled goat cheese
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Mashed sweet potato (broken into little pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Peanut butter puffs
Fruits and Veggies
  • ▢ 1/4 cup mashed roasted sweet potato (broken up into small pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup warmed frozen peas
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Roasted Zucchini
  • ▢ 1/4 cup diced Roasted Sweet Potato or Butternut Squash
  • ▢ 1/4 cup blueberries (cut in half or quarters)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup raspberries (broken into small pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup banana slices (broken into small segments—they are less slippery this way versus slicing them)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp avocado (diced and mashed slightly—be sure it's ripe and very soft)
Whole Grains and Carbohydrates
  • ▢ 1 Spinach pancakes (moisten with applesauce or plain yogurt if needed; this recipe is particularly moist and great for babies)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Oatmeal (cooked according to package directions and allowed to cool)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Baby Puffs
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Peanut Butter Puffs
  • ▢ 1/4 cup fully cooked rice (it's easiest if it's in little clumps so baby can pick it up; this Coconut Rice or this Cheesy Rice are both good options)
  • ▢ 1 Baby Banana Muffin
  • ▢ 1/4 cup O cereal (soften in nondairy unsweetened milk or yogurt as needed)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Baked Oatmeal (diced or regular oatmeal broken into little pieces)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp Shredded cheese (such as mozzarella)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp Tofu (diced and sauteed lightly or steamed)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp flaked cooked wild salmon
  • ▢ 1 lightly mashed meatballs
  • ▢ 2 tbsp finely shredded chicken (we love this Butter Chicken to share with baby)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp ground beef, turkey, or chicken (broken into smaller pieces)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp lightly mashed beans
  • ▢ 1 Scrambled egg (broken up into small pieces)
  • ▢ 1 Diced Egg muffins
  • For each meal or snack, choose 2-3 foods from a mix of food groups. Aim to include some fat in most meals and protein in many too.

  • Prepare the food, cutting into small pieces and/or mashing as needed to make the food easy to eat.

  • Start with small portions and allow more as baby indicates according to their hunger.

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for 3-5 days in the fridge.
  • Many foods you cook for your family will work as baby finger foods—just be sure they are easy to squish between your fingers and the pieces are small and easy to chew.
  • Babies very normally make a lot of faces when they eat, so don't assume they don't like something just because they scrunch their nose!
  • Flavors and textures can take time to learn to eat, so continue offering foods in small portions even if baby hasn't liked them in the past—and make sure they taste good to you!

Calories: 124kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 81mg, Potassium: 344mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 9857IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1mg

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Eating with your hands and not getting fat: a new trend in baby feeding - Parents.


About nutrition

in fact, it is a continuation of pedagogical complementary foods - a trend that appeared in Russia relatively recently, but has already become widespread. What it is? Pedagogical complementary foods are not an independent complementary feeding system in its traditional sense (it does not contain specific recommendations regarding the sequence of introducing products and their combinations), but a way to introduce a child to “adult” food and table behavior skills. He implies that if the baby shows interest in food on her mother’s plate, she should offer him this food in the amount of a “microdose” (a droplet on the tip of a teaspoon or a piece the size of a pea) without prior grinding. The main slogan of pedagogical complementary foods is: "Put the child at the common table when the whole family is together, and let him choose what he likes."


Children eat with their hands more conveniently and “tastier” than cutlery, which is why they do it with pleasure. But finger food is not just entertainment: there are many advantages to eating with your fingers.

  • Improving the ability to chew. It does not happen that up to a year the baby received only breast milk, and then suddenly began to chew the pieces wonderfully. The baby learns to chew gradually, so it is very important not to miss the age stages of this skill and offer solid foods in a timely manner.

  • Grasping exercises. By eating with his hands, the child masters the "tweezer" grip (children grab small pieces of food using the thumb and forefinger), which is necessary for the development of fine motor skills. In the future, this will help them perform many exercises in which they need to be able to capture small objects: lay out a mosaic, sculpt, draw, embroider. In addition, the development of a "tweezer" grip prepares the child's hand for writing.

  • Correction of eating behavior. By the age of two, it has already been formed in some way, and if before the diet was scarce and monotonous, when accustomed to the “adult table”, the baby may reject new foods. "Finger food" - first from mom's plate, and then from your own - will help the child to harmoniously move on to a common meal.

  • Way of knowing the world around. Eating with hands at an early age has a positive effect on child development in general: the baby receives a lot of information - visual, tactile, olfactory, gustatory and even auditory (foods come in different colors, tastes, textures - they can crunch, squish, etc.). This is very useful: in addition to the fact that the child learns to be independent, he also conducts a kind of identification of dishes on the table.

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Eat little, baby!

British scientists have proven that "eating with your hands" reduces the risk of obesity in a child. They conducted an experiment in which more than 150 children aged 6 months to 6 years took part. Half of the parents suggested that their children take pieces of solid food from the plate, the rest - fed from a spoon. The results of the study showed that children who joined the common table through finger food were less likely to suffer from overweight in middle and high school age. Domestic doctors do not quite agree with the conclusion of foreign experts: if the child is not persuaded and not blackmailed (“a spoon for mom, a spoon for dad”, “eat - I’ll give you candy!”), He, eating even with the help of cutlery, he will determine for himself the optimum amount of food to eat. The main thing is that high-quality and healthy products are always present on the children's plate.


At what age can you give small pieces of food to a baby? As soon as the baby begins to sit confidently without assistance. It’s good if at 4.5 months, under strict parental guidance, he grinds a dry bagel or a piece of apple in a nibbler with his gums. Do not forget that the consistency of the main complementary foods (porridge, mashed potatoes, etc.) should gradually become thicker so that the child has a need to work with his jaws, lips, tongue. Then you can reduce the degree of grinding: use a meat grinder, grater, fork. All this will gradually teach the baby to fully chew food. Usually, from 7 to 12 months, this skill is successfully formed, and at the age of one, if the child received pediatric complementary foods according to age, he may well be fed with food with his hands on his own.

“Food with hands” is suitable for children from 7–8 months to 1.5 years. Then the child should make friends with cutlery and learn to get pleasant tactile sensations in other ways.

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How many

Food with hands is always present in our diet, because bread, pies, chicken wings, khinkali, desserts like “oriental sweets”, and many other things we eat without cutlery . Therefore, there will always be finger food in the child's diet, and it is not necessary to artificially observe its volume. But it is necessary to accustom the baby to cutlery: at eight months he should eat with a spoon with his mother, and at 1.5 years old he should use cutlery on his own. It is both civilized and more hygienic.

How to

Be patient: it is not easy to encourage baby food with your hands, because at first more of it will end up on the floor instead of your mouth. Cover the table with oilcloth and use a plate with a suction cup - it will be more difficult for your baby to knock it over. Also, special containers like lunch boxes with internal dividers are good for finger food: arrange the edible pieces in different sections, and let the baby explore their contents.

Safety Instructions

  • Do not breastfeed your baby: the risk of choking is much lower if the baby is seated across from you in a high chair.

  • Do not offer food to your baby when he is upset, overexcited, crawling or watching TV: small pieces of food are potentially dangerous - they can easily be put into the nose or ear, and also try to inhale. Never leave a child unattended while eating!

  • For the same reason, do not give him small dense rounded foods: grapes, nuts and raisins, green peas, olives. Cut vegetables and fruits of a dense texture (apples, cucumbers, carrots, celery) into small cubes.

  • Discard fish: small, thin and elastic bones are very difficult to remove from it.

  • Forget sausages and sausages: they are very hard to chew and swallow.

  • If you use a nibbler, make sure the nets are intact and clean. And, of course, be sure to wash your hands before eating - both children's and your own.


A good food to eat with your hands is one that can be broken into small pieces that are easy to chew or even dissolve in your mouth. The main thing is to make sure that the baby will not only be able to easily hold them in his hands, but also will not choke.

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  • Vegetables. They must be cooked so that they are soft, peeled and de-seeded. Diced boiled potatoes are a great food to eat with your hands. Small soft cubes of boiled carrots, broccoli, pumpkins are also perfect for a child up to a year old. A treat for older kids: slices of cucumber or sweet pepper - these vegetable sticks are conveniently dipped in various sauces.

  • Fruit. Small cubes of watermelon, melon, ripe banana, pear will do. Cut them into small plates or sticks to make it easier for the baby to bite off.

  • Everything else. Also, soft pasta (tubes, horns, shells, bows), egg yolks from quail eggs and small pieces of soft cheese (tofu, goat or mozzarella), steamed meatballs, pieces of chicken or turkey fillet will be useful and perfect for eating with your hands . Cut pancakes into thin strips - you can dip them directly with your hands in yogurt, sour cream or fruit puree.

Arrange thick dips of different colors (yellow for cheese, green for spinach or avocado, red for berries) on a plate in circles, imitating a palette. Let the baby mix them with his hands, getting new colors and flavors.

Trying by mouth

Practically all parents know today that it is useful for a baby to touch different objects with his hands from a very early age. The fingertips are equipped with many nerve endings, and stimulating them not only transmits a lot of information to the brain, but also relieves nervous tension. It's safe to say that eating with your hands is soothing. Any tactile sensations have a beneficial effect not only on the nervous system, but, according to some reports, increase immunity. When a baby eats with his hands, he is not so much satiated as he explores unfamiliar objects with his mouth (in tactile terms, the mouth provides him with more effective information than hands). Some children under two years of age retain the need to study objects in this particular form: “Everything is dragged into the mouth,” mothers complain. Nevertheless, at the age of two, a child should be as accustomed to a civilized meal as possible - to be able to use a spoon and a fork. If the baby continues to eat with his hands, this is either from a lack of education, or from a lack of attention and a lack of tactile sensations, which at this age should be replenished in other adequate ways (with the help of mother's hugs, on a carpet with favorite toys).

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The child began to eat food with his hands. Otherwise, he refuses. He defiantly turns his face away from the spoon, carefully offered by me to songs, words, distractions, hooting, and so on. If you insist further, then he won’t eat at all, blushes, yells and asks to be pulled out of the table in fig. He eats soup with his hands, the second, meat, in general, everything that I give. Everything would be fine, but half of the food is smeared on clothes, hair, chair, floor if it goes into a rage and probably 15 percent in the mouth😔 . For me, this is a sadder fact than washing everything and everyone after it. The child is a year and a month old. Up to a year she ate normally from a spoon, I fed her. Who had it like that? Calm me down🙂 . This is a temporary period, will it pass? The child is self-hungry ...

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May 26, 2016 10:24 am at Personal journal

I put a plate in front of the reen and that's it! pants full of joy, we carry them there with our hands, touch the mashed potatoes, pull them out, smear them on the table, once I thought of putting the contents of the fist in my mouth :) I had a question, is it worth it to be allowed to do this? I give a spoon in my hands, sometimes she takes mine, when I bring the spoon to Alina's mouth, she takes it and puts it in her mouth herself. Eating with your hands at this age is an impetus for independence or should you not allow it and give a spoon?

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February 1, 2013 09:33 at Personal journal

This is how we throw spoons and forks on the floor and eat with our hands for a week, And it also happens, like a pussy - we take food from a plate with our mouth. Who had it? Before that, they ate as expected.

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11 October 2017 15:27 at 0002 At what age do your children eat on their own? It is they who eat, and do not smear everything around and themselves with food. Every time my son demands a spoon for himself, otherwise I won’t eat, he waves his hands and closes his mouth. So we eat, he picks with a spoon in a plate, and I feed him at the same time. I tried to give complete freedom, but then I have to wash the whole kitchen and him too. And to do this every day and three times, I’m already honestly tired. So I’m thinking what to do, while insisting that I feed him and not give him a spoon, and later teach him how to eat on his own (when it’s better to use his hands), or patiently clean the kitchen from food? Share your experience, who has it and how was it?

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Complain throws it out, I take the same piece and suck it into my mouth, and she eats. This is fine? Or I missed the moment when I should have let her try it herself. And she showed that it was edible, nifiga🙈 I even give an elementary apple a banana in a piece and she bites a couple of times and then plays with him,

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their upbringing. Their children are late, they are already a little over forty. She read somewhere that children learn everything through their hands, motor skills are one of the foundations of proper development. So my nieces can sometimes grab from a plate with their hands, for example, dumplings, although both are excellent at using a spoon and fork))) Once, having come to visit them, they found them preparing for dinner. Accordingly, they were invited to the table. Our Krosh at that time was 4 months old and he was only on GW. The guy refused to lie alone, I had to take him in my arms at the table. ...

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September 27, 2017 04:03 am at Personal Journal The child is almost 1.2. He does not take fruits and vegetables in his mouth with his hands ..... and there is no food from the plate either ... bread, bagels, cookies, children's bars, yes! But not everything else What to do with it. Broke my whole head. Disdainfully throws out, or passes by the side. Also does not take out of hand ((( Pediatrician says no abnormalities....

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25 January 2019 19:17 at Personal Journal

Well, I decided to let my daughter eat with her hands for dinner. She happily grabbed the pieces and squeezed them, turning them into puree 🤦🏻♀️🤣 there was no talk of self-absorption of food 😂 she ate from my hands with joy, chewed hard ☺️ and now a question for experts - your children also crushed everything and didn’t eat at first ? And how soon did you start putting food in your mouth?

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18 July 2018 16:28 at Personal Journal

Experienced girls, tell me: my daughter eats with pleasure herself, but mostly with her hand. He holds a spoon in one hand, sometimes he tries to eat with it, but he still eats a larger portion of the portion with his hand. Leave it as it is, and at the same time learn to eat with a spoon? My fear is that suddenly he will get used to eating with his hands and then you will wean the figs🤷♀️ What do you say? How were you?

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for a long time I interfered with this process, but now we have come to the stage when she simply does not allow herself to be fed, either herself or knocks the spoon out of my hands 😒 I also struggle with this for a long time (with knocking out the spoon) I distract in different ways, but with food problems more and more every day, today I just didn’t eat until I gave her the opportunity to eat everything with my hands (at the same time she had a spoon in her hand and I helped her to rake in food, she pushes the spoon out of my hand). The question is who allowed the children to eat with their hands, it didn’t stop the child from starting ...

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My daughter is one year and two months old. With food, we are completely crap, frankly, she eats anything, when she is in the mood. It all started from the moment of active sharp growth of teeth, our molars are already climbing, then it was a complete rejection of all purees and cereals except milk, she was 10 months old. After that, I somehow returned mashed potatoes to the diet, although, of course, the doctors said not to shove by force, the child will want to eat. So. This is not about my daughter. She can not eat for days if she does not want to eat mashed potatoes. She will stubbornly wait until I give her the coveted milk, she only eats it, but she gains very little weight on it and generally loses weight wildly. When we were over a year old, she stopped eating and her loved ones ...

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My daughter has a difficult relationship with food. She eats badly and only if she plays, I keep her busy with some jars when I feed her. I do not like when they play with food, but whatever you do, as long as the child eats. In order for her not to be hungry, I let her take food from the plate with her hands and even smear it and spit. Damn, well, how to ban it? She tried to show her dissatisfaction with such behavior so she stopped eating at all, she could not even put her in a feeding chair, she rested, twisted and roared. I changed my anger to mercy and allowed everything, and now she at least eats. Now Tanyusha is sick and had no appetite, the second day she starts to eat little by little. We lie in the hospital, we eat in the hospital ...

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How and where to get patience WHEN A CHILD PIGS DURING FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


16 September 2013 04:11 at Personal Journal

Hello, dear mothers! Very rarely I write here and discuss something, basically I find the topic I need and read what I need. But now I do not know where and from where to get support and comfort! And how can I learn to be calm in general . .. It turns out that in 11 months of raising my daughter, our feeding has become my worst problem! The problem is because my nerves are giving out, and this is not normal. I’m used to the fact that everything should always be clean and tidy with me ... I knew very well that, accustoming a child to self-feeding, I would have to endure a lot of disgust and dirt, which is the case with everyone ... But I want to know that this didn’t piss anyone off before insanity or I urgently need to see a psychotherapist ...

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1 June 2012 01:44 at Personal journal


Small children eat better with their hands This is the conclusion scientists from the University of Nottingham came to. After conducting numerous studies, they found that if the baby continues to eat with his hands after weaning, then he grows up active, healthy and athletic. If the mother mainly feeds the child with a spoon, then the baby grows lazy and passive. According to study author Helen Townsend, when children eat with their hands, this has a better effect on the formation of their weight and taste preferences. As a rule, such babies are less likely to suffer from childhood obesity or other diseases. After all, when a child eats on his own, and not from a spoon, he can control how much food he can eat. This and…0 263941

How to wean a one-year-old child from playing around while eating?


December 26, 2016 16:05 at Personal journal

The last week or two children have been changed. What is not for her - yells, cries. Everything is thrown. For food, in general, what the hell is he doing, he takes food with his hands from a plate, some in his mouth, some smears on the table and himself, crumples in his hands. I say it is impossible - laughs, I take away food - yells foolishly. She refused cereals and mashed potatoes, eats only pieces, porridge is also ordinary cereals. She indulges in breastfeeding, climbs every 5 minutes. The sleep and food regimen has completely gone astray. In short, I began to go a little crazy with this child. How can you set boundaries and explain at least something to a one-year-old baby?

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Food, we love you


30 September 2018 06:59 at Personal Journal

How to teach your child to eat normally. I used to eat with a spoon. Now he will try to fuck with a spoon a couple of times, or he will immediately throw it overboard. And he begins to carry food with his hands, crush it, throw it overboard, to the dog. And it turns out who is faster. Lilya will throw it away or her mother will have time to put it in her mouth. Eats in the process of all this. Don't let your hands touch your food. Stops eating. She can generally give a spoon, put a plate and let her do as she wants. Only I have to leave the kitchen. My nerves can't bear to watch it. We go to kindergarten, but we can’t eat normally. I impose it on her, taking into account the fact that she will squander. And what else would she eat? And in the garden they put a plate, she will turn it over. Her new portion ...

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Question about food


April 14, 2019 20:50 at Personal journal

Lately, my son has been actively looking into the plate and pulling his hands. He also tries to grab the spoon, I give it, but I also hold the spoon with my hand. One day I decided to give him a sliced ​​banana to eat with my hands from a plate, but now I think maybe in vain? You need to eat with a spoon, not with your hands. Now he will decide that he can climb with his hands and I will teach him the wrong one, from which he will then have to wean. Do your kids eat with their hands? Were there any problems with the spoon after? Or are you a supporter: as it is more convenient, so let him eat?

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Do you allow your children to eat with their hands?


June 18, 2015 19:41 at Personal Journal

I mean children from a year and older who still eat poorly on their own from a spoon. I didn’t allow mine when my daughter didn’t know how to hold a spoon herself, I fed her, I didn’t allow her to take food with my hands. Now she doesn’t even try with her hands, she’s already used to it. I only allow what adults eat with their hands, for example, fruit slices, cookies, and the like ... I just read, here some girls already from 10 months allow their children to eat with their hands from a plate. I now think that this is useless, I immediately taught me to eat right, cleanly and neatly, as expected. What do you think? Let him eat as best he can, or should it be taught right away?

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Eats with hands


4 February 2021 06:27 at Personal journal

The child has been eating with his hands for the last two months. Soup, the second, omelettes, even cottage cheese will try to eat with your hands. This is despite the fact that we are excellent at using a spoon and a fork, we can even cut something with a table knife, but no, we eat everything with our hands. Soon in the garden .... I can’t even imagine how much spare clothes you need with you - when he eats with his hands, he is all smeared in food. Who had? How did you manage?

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Don't eat human food!!!


3 December 2015 20:36 at Personal Journal

What to do with them? Everyone only eats from cans. Every day I cook for them ... Everything flies into me. Mick generally opens his mouth and pulls all this food out of his mouth with his hands! Keith just sings and that's it. Mouth won't open again. I open a jar and they eat everything!!! Husband says Relax and feed what they eat. My mom is definitely blowing my mind. They say that children should already eat cabbage soup with a spoon a year (exaggerates, of course, but still ..) But it really infuriates me, we are almost a year old and we don’t eat normal food ((here’s how to transfer them to a common table ?? Even if I will all this grind them in a blender, but you can’t eat baby food at 12 months… Share your experience, please. 0003 0 82776

food Please tell me what to do and who had this?! this is after a year, now chewing teeth are coming in! And she doesn’t eat and never wants and doesn’t ask, as soon as she sees a plate, crying and tantrums, I let her try everything in a row, from the common table (within reasonable limits of course) and she doesn’t like everything, more the trick recently appeared like this: keep food in your mouth and not swallow for 5 minutes!0003 0 7135

February 11, 2022 12:31 at Personal Journal


We are 10 months old, we eat only mixture, porridge and purees. I look on insta and our peers eat to the fullest (with their hands), and pieces, and even from a common table. When did you start teaching your kids to eat on their own? We already have 4 teeth. But from the slightest piece, the child almost starts a gag reflex, sticks out his tongue and tries to take out this tiny piece with his hands0 9199

Spoon, self-catering.


July 12, 2020 07:11 am at Personal Journal

Hello everyone! Tell me from experience, when did you start teaching children to eat on their own with a spoon? How were they taught? I just give my spoon in his hand for now, I feed the other myself. Of course, the nerves must be steel, everything I have prepared flies all over the room). Recently I learned to put food in my mouth with my hand. Now what you can eat without a spoon - eats it yourself, if the mood is normal).

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children eating!!!send a photo

Complain the spoon is correct, but he is indignant ... before the “crooked” spruce was cleaner, now they switched to the usual one and still can’t get used to it, the liquid all flows past .... in general, they are so hilarious with food, send photos of yours, and I will show you max py sy-everything that contains cabbage we eat with our hands

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GV. Refusal to eat. Who had it????


November 24, 2017 10:51 am at Personal Journal

I was all worried.. 3 weeks almost hanging on my chest. Don't eat normal food. 2 spoons with a scream. For 3 weeks, a couple of times I managed to throw a normal portion of porridge and a couple of times cottage cheese, all the time for 2 tablespoons. The biscuit also bites a couple of times and that's it. Grapes crack from current fruits. Yesterday she ate 3 small pieces of potatoes. ALL! I cook, I offer, I refuse. product translation! It all started with a cold. throat. snot. but already all are treated, cured. went to the doctor. There are no teeth and no new ones are expected. the throat is perfect, there is no stomatitis. They took a blood test. Hemoglobin 123. Analysis is good. tried to starve, the op begins, the demand for titi. offer food, wave your hands ...

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