Tips on How to Conceive a Baby Boy
Whether your baby has mastered self-feeding or is just beginning on their solid food journey, you can start to offer finger foods from 6 months. Even if you’re following the traditional puree approach, rather than baby-led weaning, self-feeding should be encouraged as it helps develop their independence, fine motor development, and hand-eye coordination. As long as the food is soft enough to squash between your finger and thumb, then your baby will be able to manage to eat it—even without teeth. Offering finger foods for breakfast can provide variety (read here why rice cereal isn’t necessarily the best option), and make it lots of fun. It also frees up your hands so you can get on with drinking that coffee while it’s still hot!
These are perfect sizes for little hands, and are quick to whip up:
1 large banana
If you’re not sure about when you can introduce eggs to your baby, read this first.
Make your baby and yourself some yummy French toast for breakfast in a couple of minutes! You could even use the two-ingredient pancake batter to make banana eggy bread instead.
1-2 slices of bread
These are a versatile and simple protein-laden breakfast option. You could make them ahead of time or the night before, and use whatever vegetables you have.
10 free-range eggs
1 cup of filling of choice eg. grated zucchini or carrot, finely chopped capsicum, spinach, mushroom, ham
¾ cup of grated low-sodium cheese of choice
If your baby loves stewed apples, they’ll be sure to enjoy this—it tastes like apple pie, but it can be made in under 5 minutes on the stove. Just try to stop yourself from eating it all yourself!
1-2 Tbsp of butter
½ tsp of cinnamon
Here is a list of finger foods with a guide to the size they should be cut up for the different the different stages to reduce the risk of choking. We’ve also included a list of foods to avoid.
If you’d like to encourage your baby to eat more vegetables, we have some great ideas here.
Check out our Easy and Yummy Mini Muffins recipe
You could make these ahead of time, and store them in the freezer for quick and handy breakfasts. Just defrost in the microwave or oven until heated through. Allow to cool a little before offering them to your baby.