Messy mealtimes are all the rage when your little one starts learning to feed. While weaning has all the hallmarks of a ‘You’ve been Framed’ video waiting to happen, mess is part of the experience, as you enter this new foray into mealtimes and wonder what healthy kids food you should be serving. You're not aloe.
To feed, or self-feed, that is the question?
The NHS recommends that you can start baby weaning around six months old. At the start of the process, it’s all about getting them use to the idea of eating, as it’s usually secondary to milk.
You may choose to introduce solids from the get-go, or later on. Every child is different and it’s best to work to their individual needs.
As the name suggests, self-feeding allows children to feed themselves.
Some of the benefits of self-feeding include:
There’s some helpful ways to get your little one to embrace feeding themselves:
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