From around eight months onwards you can start to introduce finger foods. Finger food is a great way to give your little one a bit of independence whilst also giving your 'here comes the aeroplane' routine a bit of a rest too!
Babies often find finger food more interesting than spoon food and importantly, it helps them develop their hand-eye coordination. And don't worry if your baby doesn't have many teeth yet, this won’t stop them from chewing with just their gums. Just always ensure they are seated and supervised to make sure they don’t choke on anything.