Another thing I would like to put out there is...
I LOVE FAT QUARTERS!!
I do, I love em. I mean when you can get them on sale they are a steal and I can do soooo much with those little squares. I make it a rule to never deny myself one if I'm at Joann's and one is screaming at me to go home with. They always come in handy for some project and I have literally made shorts, shirts, skirts, you name it out of those little things (it doesn't take much fabric to make anything for a 2 year old.)
This picture should get us started. This is Ollie at probably around 8 months (she is 2 now....I know....sad right ). Can you tell she LOVED food with all her little heart?..lol. I made all my own baby food to begin with for Ollie so it wasn't too hard to make the leap to "finger" food. Some easy things we tried were:
- peas..super easy to pick up and soft so they aren't likely to choke.
- Extremely ripe peaches cut into small pieces. Just make sure they are ripe enough to be super soft.
- Ripe bananas are easy to "gum" too.
- My very fave was sweet potatoe sticks. I would take a sweet potatoe and cut it into sticks (after peeling of course). Almost like fries but a bit thicker. Then I would boil and boil and boil until it was like mush but it kept it's shape still. When you cool them in the refrigerator they firm up a bit. they were easy to hold and mush with the gums.