Let's Talk Finger Foods
Your newborn's diet is fairly simple. Your babe will drink milk or formula for the first few months. Around 6 months, they will begin their introduction to solid foods.
Here's What You Need To Know:
- There’s no set age to introduce finger foods because every baby develops at different speeds.
- As you introduce finger foods, keep feeding your baby purees and blends, so they get all the nutrients they need.
- If there is a history of food allergies in your family, talk to your baby’s pediatrician before introducing allergens.
- Start with soft foods that are easy for your baby to grab and swallow.
What Finger Foods Can I Give My Baby?
Since each baby develops at a different speed, there’s no set age to introduce finger foods. Teeth are not essential because babies typically chew food using their gums. A lot of babies don’t like to be fed, making finger foods a great way to let them be more independent. If your baby prefers to feed itself, let it do so!
We’ve broken down the finger food journey into phases. We’ve also put an asterisk* next to all major allergens.