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10 best finger foods for baby



The trick is to mix safety with nutrition and interesting tastes

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Introducing finger foods to babies is an exciting moment for parents. Deblina Chatterjee interviewed pediatricians about their recommendations for safety, but also for foods that will be tasty and nutritious. Here are their key recommendations:

Dry cereal mixes well with saliva that makes it easy for the baby to chew and swallow without choking.

Small pieces of bread are great, especially if you put mashed banana or avocado, hummus or peanut butter on the bread when your baby is around 9 or 12 months old.

Cut scrambled eggs into very small pieces to give your little one. And avoid adding salt.

Avocados are a potential source of omega-3 fatty acids which help to enhance your child’s brain development.

Tofu is a plant-based source of protein that’s also soft.

Cooked veggies like sweet potato, carrot, broccoli, cauliflower are good options to offer your baby and as he gets older, you can start giving him steamed carrot sticks or roasted sweet potatoes.

As your baby reaches 6 months of age, start giving small cubes of cheese. If he shows any sign of dairy allergy, stop right then, and consult your doctor.

Diced chicken breasts are also good finger food. Make sure they are thoroughly cooked and cut into very small pieces.

Fish can be introduced when your baby reaches one year old. This should also be cooked properly.




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