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.