When should I introduce finger foods?

Finger foods are foods your baby can pick up and eat by him or herself. Signs that a baby is ready for finger foods include a good pincer grasp (the ability to pick up small objects between the thumb and forefinger), the ability to sit upright independently and an interest in foods. Foods that are soft or dissolve easily are the best first finger foods. Go slow and allow baby to explore these new tastes and textures. Always supervise during eating to ensure the baby does not choke.

Candace Lindemann

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