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    I was wanting some ideas of different easy, soft foods to try for my 8mo old. He has rice cereal and the normal baby food fruits and vegs...but what else can I try?
    he did suck on some watermelon over the weekend...he liked it! he also eats the mini puff baby food snacks...

    what do you give?
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    Avocado
    Banana sliced into french fry sized sticks
    sweet potato baked and cut into french fry sized sticks
    Potato baked and cut the same way
    Pumpkin or other squash baked and cut like above


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    with what she said! Especially avocado and bananas . . .those were favorites around here.

    How are his finger skills . . . my boys both love peas!! I'd buy frozen ones and cook them just long enough to make them a bit soft (gummable).
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    LO loves to chew on carrot sticks (well, a whole, peeled carrot about 3" long so it's easy to hold). Nice and cool on those teething gums.

    ETA: Hmm Dr. Sears says to hold off on raw carrots until 3 years old. The pieces I give her are too big to be choking hazards. She can't get pieces off yet (her 2 teeth are too small). I'll continue to give them to her but planned to and will, take them away if she starts to get pieces off.
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    My DD loves to have string cheese. I peel it into real thin strips and she then chews/sucks off pieces from that. Actually any kind of cheese is good for her! She also loves banana chunks and pears, although your LO might not be quite old enough for that. I gave Katy one for the first time at 8 months. She wasn't able to bite off enough at a time to choke on, but she did eat some of it, and she loved the taste, and it was fun for her to bury her face in it! (pretty funny to watch too! )
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    black beans! they have a ton of good stuff in them. rinse first to avoid the big mess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sixyearplan View Post
    Mango and asparagus were big hits. Broccoli trees are a good one but the only food she flat out rejected after tasting. I have also given her some ripe melon.
    ETA to be clear, she sucks on a big piece of melon - not sure how much comes off.
    we were worried about x getting big bites of watermelon (his first food) so we put it in a mesh feeder and it worked well


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    thank you that was all very helpful.

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