Baby Finger Food 10 to 12 Months

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Since Mia is approaching 12 months we are in full swing of self – feeding. Through our weaning journey I noticed that finger food is a great way to encourage your little one to explore and enjoy solids. From six months onwards, I  started to give Mia food to hold and (attempt to) eat. At this stage, her fine motor skills were immature, so I needed to offer her large chunks of food that she can grab in her fist. Then, at around eight to 10 months, when she developed a pincer grip, and was able to pick up food between thumb and forefinger, meaning she was able to eat more independently.

If your baby is currently on pureed or mashed food, you’ll probably want to introduce finger food gradually, perhaps at snack time or alongside her main meal. I tried things like chopped banana or berries, steamed veg, or squares of toast. As Mia becomes more dexterous, I’ve  gradually moved over to offering finger foods at most meals, so that by her first birthday, she is adept (hopefully) at feeding herself. Remember to supervise your child at all times when she’s eating, in case of choking.

Allowing babies to feed themselves during weaning helps them to pay attention to their appetites and develop control over food. In this post I put together list of baby finger food 10 to 12 months considering all main food categories. Hope you will find list useful, my aim is to encourage you and inspire you to offer more varieties to your baby healthy diet. List could be longer but I picked food that I’m offering to my baby most often.

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Baby Finger Food 10 to 12 Months  – Vegetable:

  1. Broccoli, Carrots, Peas, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, French Beans, Potato, Sweet Potato, Pepper and Cucumber.

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Baby Finger Food 10 to 12 Months  – Fruit:

  1. Pear, Apple, Pineapple, Apricot, Mango, Grapes, Strawberries, Melon, Watermelon and Banana.

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Baby Finger Food 10 to 12 Months  – Protein:

  1. Turkey meatballs, Cheese, Chicken breast, Salmon, Humus (on toast), Beef Lean Steak, Egg, Yogurt, Tuna (canned), Butter Beans and Prawns.

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Baby Finger Food 10 to 12 Months  – Carbohydrates

  1. Baby Biscuits, Dried Fruit, Potato, Baby Rice Cakes, Bread, Pasta, Orzo and Crumpet.

Please do share your favorite baby finger food? I would love to know?

Happy Weaning

L xoxo

12 Comments
  • Ashley Markwood

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    My baby is 13 months so this is super helpful! Thanks mama!

    • MLK123

      Very welcome Ashley!

  • Amanda

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    Oh my goodness! I love this. I love your pictures. My son is 18 months, but is starting to get picky, so I’m definitely going to try some of these. Thanks so much!

    • MLK123

      Thank you Amanda!! Glad if I can help.

  • Liz

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    We have been doing baby led weaning with my son and he is getting really good at eating on his own! Some of his favourites are raspberries, blueberries, peaches, french toast strips, turkey meatballs, corn and sweet potato. He also loves cheese and yoghurt.

    • MLK123

      Well done Liz 😉 encouraging them seems pretty important, thanks.

  • val

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    We loved avocado – either sliced by itself or try mashing some on top of lightly toasted bread. Loved self feeding with my two little ones!

    • MLK123

      We love avocado too, for some reason I missed from this list 🙂 thank you Val.

  • Melissa

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    Thank you for sharing. There are so many great options here!

    • MLK123

      Thank you Melissa!

  • She's Cataleya's Mommy

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    I really like these visuals. We practice baby led weaning and I always struggled with what finger foods to give.

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    • MLK123

      Thank you!

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