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When can I start feeding my child finger foods?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
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In brief: 8-9 months

Most infants are getting ready for finger foods around 8-9 months.
At this time, they are developing a pincer grasp and are interested in self-feeding. Appropriate finger foods are foods that are small enough to be gummed and swallowed.

In brief: 8-9 months

Most infants are getting ready for finger foods around 8-9 months.
At this time, they are developing a pincer grasp and are interested in self-feeding. Appropriate finger foods are foods that are small enough to be gummed and swallowed.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics

In brief: 9 months

Nine months is a great age to start offering ordinary foods right off of your plate.
These are for your child to feed herself-- not for you to poke into her mouth. Let her use her own hands to explore textures and get messy!

In brief: 9 months

Nine months is a great age to start offering ordinary foods right off of your plate.
These are for your child to feed herself-- not for you to poke into her mouth. Let her use her own hands to explore textures and get messy!
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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