It is a frustrating time for parents when their babies turn six months old. Bits of advice are coming from everywhere to tell the parent how to start the baby on solids.
Some say giving mashed foods only won’t let the child develop a habit of chewing and hence this advice leaves the parents concerned and wondering if they know anything about parenting. It doesn’t matter if it is your first baby or the third. This advice and tips for everyone leave all parents confused.
Find below a list of why you should go for baby-led weaning for your baby and its importance.
What is Baby Led Weaning?
Baby-led weaning is the process of giving your child table food and offering them while they eat on their own. It is better to avoid foods that might cause allergies like nuts.
How Does It Help The Child?
Baby-led weaning has many benefits. Doctors now recommend giving your babies solid foods from the beginning to help them develop their muscles, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills.
Many parents worry that their child might choke, but children are born with an instinct and can generally cope with slight gagging. Make sure that you know the difference between choking and gagging. While gagging is something not to worry about, if you see your child is choking, turning blue, or unable to breathe, contact your nearest hospital.
Although baby-led weaning is generally considered safe, make sure that your child eats slightly steamed or baked vegetables as their first foods. Try to avoid dairy and nuts until they turn one and offer them various foods every day.
Baby-led weaning is the process that is gaining a lot of popularity day by day. A little bit of study on this topic will tell you its benefits and why you should try it for your baby too!