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I'm sure this has been covered before, sorry if this is a repeat.

I was just wondering what finger foods would be safe. My son is nine months old and has two teeth. So far the only finger foods I've given him are gluten-free brown rice cakes and quartered grapes (which are a little too slippery for him). The kids at daycare have crackers and he tries to steal them, lol. I'm sure he's getting a little tired of the brown rice cake.

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I'm sure this has been covered before, sorry if this is a repeat.

I was just wondering what finger foods would be safe. My son is nine months old and has two teeth. So far the only finger foods I've given him are gluten-free brown rice cakes and quartered grapes (which are a little too slippery for him). The kids at daycare have crackers and he tries to steal them, lol. I'm sure he's getting a little tired of the brown rice cake.

I'd maybe try the Gluten free Cheerios (Perky O's are the ones that I use)

I found some popcorn cakes the other day that would work because they are turned into batter then baked into cakes (so no kernels or anything) cant remember the name.

Envirokids Gluten free animal Crookes they dissolve quickly but are smaller than say a GRaham cracker

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I'd maybe try the Gluten free Cheerios (Perky O's are the ones that I use)

I found some popcorn cakes the other day that would work because they are turned into batter then baked into cakes (so no kernels or anything) cant remember the name.

Envirokids Gluten free animal Crookes they dissolve quickly but are smaller than say a GRaham cracker

Cool - I didn't know about these things - thank you! :)

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I'm sure this has been covered before, sorry if this is a repeat.

I was just wondering what finger foods would be safe. My son is nine months old and has two teeth. So far the only finger foods I've given him are gluten-free brown rice cakes and quartered grapes (which are a little too slippery for him). The kids at daycare have crackers and he tries to steal them, lol. I'm sure he's getting a little tired of the brown rice cake.

Try rolling the grapes in rice cereal so they aren't so slippery. Perhaps he will be able to pick them up to eat them like that. As far as other finger foods, try small bits of chicken, cooked veggies, other fruits, baked fries cut into small pieces, Perky-O's original flavor, Dora stars cereal...

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My daughter has spent over the past six months with only two bottom teeth. Gerber wagon wheals are gluten-free. Another favorite is pirate booty....it's a puffed white cheesy popcorn....we buy it at HyVee in the health food section....comes in a few flavors. She eats allot of cooked pasta and rice. She does well with broken up chicken breasts as well as lunch meat. She eats allot of cheese....string cheese, sliced cheese, and shredded cheese. The gerber baby hot dogs are gluten-free as well. She loves the dehydrated fruit that gerber has.....this is an easy one for take along as it is dry. She has bananas and cooked apples. She eats cooked peas and carrots. I found the gluten-free cherios to be to hard. Medel makes gluten-free arroroot cookies...HyVee has then as does the local health food store. She eats a cracker that is round kinda like a saltine with no salt but I don't remember the brand....I've found that allot of the gluten-free crackers we have tried are pretty hard. She loves trix wich are now gluten-free....she has also liked the dora cereal wich is a cinamon cereal. A favorite but not a finger food is yougurt. Our baby was 3 months preemie and they want her to eat allot of protien every day. They told us to grind up meat....even things like steak....whatever the family is having and let her eat that.

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I'm sure this has been covered before, sorry if this is a repeat.

I was just wondering what finger foods would be safe. My son is nine months old and has two teeth. So far the only finger foods I've given him are gluten-free brown rice cakes and quartered grapes (which are a little too slippery for him). The kids at daycare have crackers and he tries to steal them, lol. I'm sure he's getting a little tired of the brown rice cake.

There are various gluten free cereals that might work for him. I've gotten some that are shaped like Cheerios. They're made by Glutino. Glutino also makes some breadsticks that could work, provided he is watched while eating them so he doesn't choke on them. I've also gotten some small round rice crackers that might work. In some stores they are located in the Asian food section. Another poster mentioned Pirate's Booty. My daughter can't have that because of another food allergy, but she loves Tings! They're like Cheetos without the cheese.

Since he does only have two teeth, that would lit what he can eat. As he gets older and gets more teeth, he can eat things like Envirokids and other snack/cereal bars, raisins, gluten-free pretzels and dried foods like Just Strawberries.

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I love the idea of the quartered grapes in the rice cereal - make sure you get the gluten-free kind - Rice Krispies has barley malt in it for some infuriating reason.

He might be a little young for this, but maybe some small pieces of gluten-free crackers with Easy Cheese - the spray cheese in the areosol can (not the bacon kind - it has gluten) . If he's not having a lactose issue of course. This is a big staple in our house, although the flavor might be too strong. . You can do designs with it, which my kids love.

Glutino crackers might be the ones that people are mentioning. We use those quite a bit. Round like a ritz and more delicate than some of the other gluten-free crackers.

Trix were gluten-free for a while, but on last report they put the gluten back in (jerks).

Tinkyada pasta would be good if he likes pasta.

Nancy

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He might be a little young for this, but maybe some small pieces of gluten-free crackers with Easy Cheese - the spray cheese in the areosol can (not the bacon kind - it has gluten) . If he's not having a lactose issue of course. This is a big staple in our house, although the flavor might be too strong. . You can do designs with it, which my kids love.

We just bought some of the bacon easy cheese. I read the label and it looked safe (Kraft). I haven't had any problems with it.

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I'm sure this has been covered before, sorry if this is a repeat.

I was just wondering what finger foods would be safe. My son is nine months old and has two teeth. So far the only finger foods I've given him are gluten-free brown rice cakes and quartered grapes (which are a little too slippery for him). The kids at daycare have crackers and he tries to steal them, lol. I'm sure he's getting a little tired of the brown rice cake.

There's an AWESOME product called Baby Mum Mum that is sold at my local Price Chopper. It's a simple rice wafer, and is suitable for really little ones (infant) as well as the bigger guys (my son is almost 2 and still loves them). Try googling it to see if a store close to you carries them.

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There's an AWESOME product called Baby Mum Mum that is sold at my local Price Chopper. It's a simple rice wafer, and is suitable for really little ones (infant) as well as the bigger guys (my son is almost 2 and still loves them). Try googling it to see if a store close to you carries them.

also - I'm pretty sure that the Gerber wagon wheels in apple flavor are gluten free. Those would be great for a 9 month old.

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Thanks so much for all the help!

We're also avoiding the top 8 allergens for a bit because my older son has a history of milk/egg allergy, and I have seasonal allergies. Guess I should have mentioned that too - can't you guys just read my mind? :lol: Your suggestions definitely give me a great jumping-off point and I can see which things are appropriate.

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