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Beyond Cheerios: Baby-appropriate finger foods?

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Beyond Cheerios: Baby-appropriate finger foods?

Liana Krissoff | Feb 7, 2007 06:46 AM

I'm losing creative steam here and need some ideas for healthful finger foods for my daughter to pick up and eat as snacks—she's ten and a half months, with only two (somewhat ineffectual) teeth. So stuff that won't make her choke. Cheerios are okay . . . any other melt-in-your-mouth but not too sweet cereals? She has all the usual teething things, homemade zweiback and fennel taralli, and sometimes we give her a hunk of homemade bread. We give her fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables (apples, frozen mango, frozen peas and green beans, jicama, etc.) in a little mesh feeding bag, but she much prefers to eat things without the bag now. I like the idea of the freeze-dried (or whatever they are) corn kernels I've seen in the grocery store, but would prefer something without preservatives and junk, something I could make at home. But all ideas are welcome!

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