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What are some healthy foods my baby can feed himself? I gave him some crackers at a restaurant the other day and he LOVED it. I went to the grocery store looking for healthy crackers and was very disappointed by what I found. Even the stuff made specifically for babies was full of white flour and hydrogenated oils.<br><br>
I have heard to stay away from whole wheat for babies or I would give him toast. Are rice cakes ok? He likes cheerios but has trouble getting very many of them in his mouth.<br><br>
This is new to me, having a baby eating so young--both DDs didn't really care for solids at this age. Maybe steamed apples or carrots would be ok? It would be nice if I could put him in his highchair and let him eat while I'm making dinner. (He doesn't tolerate being in the kitchen without being fed LOL.)<br><br>
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My only suggestion is to get a baby safe feeder if you are going to feed solids at this age. My 7 month old uses hers a lot with fruit in it or I put a teething biscuit in it. I sit right there with her though no matter what she's eating. I would not risk it and turn your back for a second at this age. Your baby could choke before you know it and not be able to make a sound. He could be unconscious before you even turn back around.<br><br>
I suggest small pieces of banana, avacado, cooked apples, or moistened cheerios or crackers.<br><br>
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Ooh, that's a good idea. I'd forgotten about those baby-safe feeders. Thanks.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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my daughter loved, and still does love, veggie booty!!! you can find it at groceries and health food stores. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
cheerios seem to be a big hit too.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Wheat is a potential allergen, but not all babies are sensitive to it.<br><br>
So toasted bread may be an option. I used to give mine a piece of frozen bagel. Not the healthiest thing, but it was nice and hard and cold and felt good on teething gums and lasted a while, and they didn't get all that much off of it.<br><br>
Rice cakes are an option too. But be careful not to let a 5 mo old have too many solids at first. It may not agree with his digestive system, no matter how much he thinks he wants to eat it.<br><br>
Rice (cakes) and bananas can be constipating.
 

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Search the Good Eating forum - I'm sure there was a simple, healthy, easy cracker recipe on there - I think the moderator Cathe posted it. It's also in her book. Easier than baking cookies.
 
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