What is the best finger food for children to begin with

The best foods to start with are soft mushy food that will melt in their mouth so they don't choke.
Here's a list of finger food favorites:
O-shaped toasted oat cereal
Small pieces of lightly toasted bread or bagels (spread with vegetable puree for extra vitamins)
Small chunks of banana or other very ripe peeled and pitted fruit, like mango, plum, pear, peach, cantaloupe, or seedless watermelon
Small cubes of tofu
Well-cooked pasta spirals, cut into small pieces
Very small chunks of soft cheese
Chopped hard-boiled egg or scrambled eggs
Small pieces of well-cooked vegetables, like carrots, peas, zucchini, squash, potato, or sweet potato
Small well-cooked broccoli or cauliflower "trees"
Pea-size pieces of cooked chicken, ground beef or turkey, or other soft meat.
Simply scatter four or five pieces of finger food onto your baby's highchair tray or an unbreakable plate. You can add more pieces of food as your baby eats them.

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    05/21/14
    8Theresa Gould
    That's a great list! What is Selena's favorite right now?
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    05/21/14
    Bananas and sweet potatoes. She kinda likes carrots.
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    8Theresa Gould
    Oh those were favorites with some of mine, then a couple turned on bananas as they got older. They'll eat them but only under certain circumstances. One likes them a bit green and the other....not sure...probably in banana bread or smoothies! ha!
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    05/21/14
    Avocados are great and have so much nutrients.
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      Start with vegetables like mashed peas and then fruit like avocados, look out for allergies.
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      I started my daughter with pureed peas then sweet potatoes and she loved them we waited to try fruit. Do you breastfeed or use formula?
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      Me too, I plan on breast feeding for as long as she needs.
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      05/21/14
      I agree, I love this site!
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        05/21/14
        amanda
        Steamed carrots or any veggie that gets really soft when cooked. I basically fed my kids what ever we were having for dinner and cut it microscopic so they wouldn't choke. With the exception of anything too chewy like steak or anything that can be highly allergic like fish.
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