Between 8-10 Months

I have found my fingers

"I have got to grips with chunky finger foods and I would now like to try some blended runny food with dips."


Offering your baby soft food as a dip, along with something chunky they can use as a dipper is a great way to mastering skills needed for when they begin to use cutlery.

Foods that make good dippers:

  • Breadsticks
  • Pitta bread
  • Toast fingers
  • Sticks vegetable
  • Wedges of fruit



2 ripe skinned tomatoes

1 ripe avacade halfed

1 juice of lemon

1/2 finely chopped clove of garlic

2 tbs soured cream

1 tbs chopped coriander

Chop tomatoes and mash avacado. Mix together with lemon juice, garlic and sour cream. Sprinkle with coriander and serve.

Dips and Dippers.....



400g chickpeas

1-2  cloves garlic crushed

1 juice of lemon

2tbsp tahini

2 tbsp olive oil

pinch of paprika

Rinse, drain and mash the chickpeas. Add garlic, lemon juice, tahini (personal choice how much) and olive oil and mix thoroughly.

Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with paprika. Chill in the oven before serving.

Tip: Hummas keeps well covered in fridge for upto 3 days. 

 Yougart and Cucumber Dip

1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and deseeded

200g natural yoghurt

1 small red onion finely chopped

1 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice

1-2 tbsp fresh chopped coriandar

freshly ground pepper

Grate the cucumber into a bowl and add the yoghurt, onion, lemon (or lime) juice and coriandar. Stir well and add black pepper to taste. Chill before serving.

Salmon Spread

185g tin salmon, drain thoroughly

200g ricotta cheese

juice of 1/2 lemon

2 tbsp natural yoghurt

fresh ground black pepper

Simply put all the ingredients into a blender until smooth.  


Tip: instead of salmon you can use tuna, mackerel or sardines. 

Kids love to let them :-) 

Bean Spread

 200g red kidney beans

1 small onion chopped

1 medium carrot cooked

1-2 tsp dried mixed herbs

2 tsp cidar vinegar

1-2 tsp oil

Put all the ingredients into a blender and mix until a smooth paste.  Chill before serving