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What are some solid finger foods that I can feed my baby?

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When your baby can grasp food with her fingers and bring it to her mouth, she can try soft, small finger foods. Good choices are bits of very ripe banana, well-cooked potato, baby crackers that melt away, and thawed frozen peas. Peel and cook fruits first. Otherwise, babies can choke on them.

Place hard foods inside a special mesh baby food holder, and your gnawing baby can enjoy their flavor and texture without the risk of choking.

SOURCES:

Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, pediatrician; co-author, . Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality

Tamara S. Melton, MS, RDN, LD, spokesperson, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Bite-sized milestones: Signs of solid food readiness,” “Switching to solid foods,” “Why formula instead of cow's milk?”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Preventing allergies: What you should know about your baby's nutrition.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 13, 2017

SOURCES:

Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, pediatrician; co-author, . Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality

Tamara S. Melton, MS, RDN, LD, spokesperson, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Bite-sized milestones: Signs of solid food readiness,” “Switching to solid foods,” “Why formula instead of cow's milk?”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Preventing allergies: What you should know about your baby's nutrition.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 13, 2017

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