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Yogurt for Self-Feeding

Although yogurt in itself is a puree, it is a good food for your baby to self-feed, whether for baby-led weaning, which happens around 6 months of age, or during the finger foods stage at 9 months. 

Pre-loaded Spoon, in a Bowl or Highchair Tray (6+ months): Greek yogurt will be easier for baby to self-feed with a pre-loaded spoon or with their hands.

As a Dip (9+ months): As your baby develops their pincer grasp, offer a side of yogurt to use as a dip with small sticks or wedges or fruit or cooked veggies. 

Yogurt for Self-Feeding

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time:
 0 minutes
Servings: 1-2 servings
Age: 6+ months 


  • 2-3 tbsp plain whole milk yogurt


    1. Serve in an age-appropriate way. 



Age: 6+ months

Yield: 1 portion

Puree for Self-Feeding: Yes, it can be done! You can offer purees and still allow your baby to lead the way with self-feeding.

  • Place a few spoonfuls of purees directly on the tray or in a bowl for your baby to dip fingers into. Model how to dip your fingers into the puree and bring them to your mouth, to taste some.
  • Offer your baby a pre-loaded self-feeding utensil and hold it out for them to grasp or set on their tray. 
  • Use a solid food as a dipper. You can also offer a soft stick-shaped piece of food, such as a soft roasted carrot or bread lightly toasted and cut into strips to dip into the puree.

Nutritional Information

  • It is a great source of calcium, which is needed for healthy bones and teeth
  • Contains probiotics for a healthy gut
  • Whole milk yogurt has fats needed for your baby’s brain development
  • A good source of protein for growth and development