The Gerber Graduates Lil' Sticks Chicken and Carrot are great for babies just learning to eat solid foods. They are shaped like little wieners, but they have a softer consistency. When my daughter first started eating them, I would mash them up and feed them to her with a spoon. They were so easy to mash, I could do it was her spoon, and it took very little effort. They are made with chicken and carrots, so unlike hot dog wieners, they are a little healthier. Now that my daughter is better at eating, I cut them up into little pieces and let her pick them up with her fingers. I still don't think it's safe to give her a whole one because of the shape. They are super easy to chew up, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. I tasted one of them just to see what it was like, and they are pretty good. I wouldn't eat a whole jar of them, but it's pretty tasty considering it's baby food. One jar will last my daughter about 3 days. She eats just one or two a day for a snack, so they are worth the price.