It's hard though. The Dude is only seven months old! The finger foods that are safe for his age are all really slimy and hard to grab for a baby who is still developing his pincher grasp. Heck, things like bananas and avocados are hard for me to pick up sometimes! So today I decided to try an old trick I used when my daughter was a baby. It's super handy for this age of baby.
I cut up a banana into tiny chunks:
Then I dumped the chunks of banana into a bowl of my DIY baby oatmeal and coated it really well:
Then I fed it to The Dude. It was now dry on the outside thanks to the oatmeal, and he was able to pick it up with no problem! I didn't have to spend twenty minutes fighting to feed him and he got to be a big boy and feed himself! Happy Momma, happy Dude.
They were even tasty enough that his big sister asked for a bowl of her own for breakfast!