Alley's Place
To access this forum please register for FREE or login!
Latest topics
» Fortnite celebrates its first anniversary with a limited-time Birthday event
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:31 pm by AlleyRose

» Raw Chocolate & Hazelnut Brownies
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:27 pm by AlleyRose

» A New Way to Cook Chips!
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:22 pm by AlleyRose

» Food binges and how to beat them
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:20 pm by AlleyRose

» Popular “Diet” Ingredient Now Linked to Leukemia and Lymphoma in New Landmark Study on Humans
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:13 pm by AlleyRose

» Are you being tricked into shopping badly?
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:05 am by AlleyRose

» Broccoli, lentil and mushroom salad
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:33 pm by AlleyRose

» Spotting the illness that can cause sudden blindness
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:22 pm by AlleyRose

» Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:14 pm by AlleyRose

» Monstrous Spiders and Centipedes
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:04 pm by AlleyRose

» Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:59 pm by AlleyRose

» As Australia scorches, sea ice spread around Antarctica hits a record low
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:52 pm by AlleyRose

» Welcome to the social media shopping mall
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:49 pm by AlleyRose

» Effective social media — a key business objective
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:47 pm by AlleyRose

» Pokemon Go NEWS: Hidden Niantic update solves BIGGEST Gen 2 problem
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:33 pm by AlleyRose

» Rocket League on Xbox One: Microsoft reveal free Xbox Live Gold plans
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:29 pm by AlleyRose

» Jupiter Ascending - One Of My Favs!
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:28 pm by AlleyRose

» Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:25 pm by AlleyRose

» Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:23 pm by AlleyRose

» Why Your Grandparents Didn’t Have Food Allergies— But You Do
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:08 pm by AlleyRose

August 2018
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Calendar Calendar


Feeding babies and toddlers - finger foods

Go down

Feeding babies and toddlers - finger foods

Post by AlleyRose on Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:43 pm

As babies start to have new foods, from the age of 6 months, they quite quickly want to start holding pieces of food themselves and they begin to learn how to get the piece of food to their mouth and how to chew on it.
Be prepared for mess and for them to take quite a long time playing with and chewing on the piece of food. The more they practice the better they will get. If you get frustrated with them they may become stressed and it will be harder for them to learn how to feed themselves. For safety reasons when they are learning to eat, babies and toddlers need to be sitting still in a baby chair or on your lap.
The foods need to be firm enough to hold, but babies are at risk from choking if they are given hard pieces of food.
Finger food ideas
Bread and other cereals

  • Strips of bread or toast (spreads such as cream cheese will make them softer and a little easier to manage)

  • Tiny sandwiches with avocado, vegemite or ricotta cheese

  • Cooked pasta shapes eg spiral shapes provide easy grip for little hands


  • Pikelets

  • Rusks

  • Savoury biscuits with spreads, eg rice crackers.


Fruit and vegetables

  • Large sticks of rockmelon or watermelon with seeds removed

  • Banana rings or chunks

  • Avocado

  • Orange, mandarin segments - remove peel and seeds

  • Canned fruit eg diced mixed fruit, peach slices

  • Grated or soft stewed apple, pear

  • Grapes cut into quarters with skins and seeds removed

  • Stone fruit eg plums, nectarines. Remove tough skin and stone.

  • Strawberries

  • Soft cooked carrot, broccoli, cauliflower pieces


  • Soft cooked vegetable cubes or pieces eg pumpkin, potato, zucchini


Meats and protein foods

  • Strips of lean beef, lamb and chicken


  • Pieces of soft cooked meats eg from casseroles

  • Canned fish eg. tuna, salmon (mix with mashed potato)

  • Cubes of tofu (bean curd)


  • Meat or fish patties - cooked meat or fish can be finely chopped and mixed with mashed potato then shaped into balls or patties

  • Boiled or scrambled egg

  • Sticks of soft cheese or grated cheese

  • Baked beans or other cooked beans.



Preventing choking

Choking is a risk for babies and young children because they:

  • put small objects into their mouths

  • do not have the back teeth needed to chew and grind lumps of food fully and these teeth may not be developed until around four years of age

  • are still learning to eat, chew and swallow

  • may run, play, laugh or cry while there is something in their mouth.


How can I make eating safer for my child?
At eating times:


  • always stay with your baby or toddler and supervise them while eating

  • make sure that they sit quietly while eating. If your baby or toddler is playing, laughing, or crying wait until they settle before offering food

  • never force them to eat, as this may cause them to choke.


Some foods should not be offered to babies or toddlers because they can be unsafe.Don’t give the following foods to babies and toddlers:

  • food that can break off into hard pieces. For example, avoid raw carrot, celery sticks, apple pieces and whole grapes. These foods should be cut up, grated, cooked or mashed.

  • sausages, frankfurts and other meats unless they are cut into small pieces. Tough skins on frankfurts and other sausages should be removed. Check fish for bones and remove any.

  • popcorn, nuts, hard lollies, corn chips or other similar foods.


http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=302&id=2945
avatar
AlleyRose
Admin

Posts : 1438
Join date : 2014-02-14
Age : 50

View user profile http://alleysplace.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum