There comes a time where your baby will want to experiment with food and feed him/herself. This usually occurs around the nine month mark (give or take) when they have semi-mastered the hand to mouth action. Of course babies are also excellent at the hand to floor action too – so invest in something like a messy mat or similar before undertaking the ‘mess fest’ that will inevitably occur! Offering finger foods to babies is a great way to let them discover foods for themselves!
Letting your baby feed themselves is terrific for hand-eye coordination, development and experimenting with different foods from this age will hopefully encourage an acceptance of all sorts of new foods! Hopefully!
But what to try? Here are some suggestions for you to try. For best results – place a few different kinds of finger food on a plate so your baby can help himself. Make sure you watch him carefully to avoid choking on a new food.