Eating with your hands is not only fun but also helps with hand-eye coordination. Introduce these foods once your baby can sit independently.
You will need
- Dry cereal
- Sliced vegetables
- shredded beef
- shredded chicken
- Soft fruits
- seeds removed
- Rice cakes
Step 1 Choose bite-sized dry cereal Choose dry cereal or toast that will melt in your baby’s mouth.
Step 2 Slice cooked vegetables Slice cooked vegetables, such as carrots, beans, and sweet potatoes.
Step 3 Introduce them to shredded meats Introduce them to well-cooked and shredded beef and chicken.
Step 4 Cut soft fruits Cut soft fruits, like bananas, melons, and pears, into bite-sized pieces.
Remove any seeds from the fruit.
Step 5 Give them pasta Give your baby cooked, cooled macaroni or other bite-sized pasta.
Step 6 Stay away from choking hazards Stay away from foods that are choking hazards, such as nuts, popcorn, and hard candy.
Avoid shellfish, honey, and whole eggs for babies under the age of one.
Step 7 Serve pretzels and rice cakes Serve pretzels and rice cakes for a treat. Introduce a new food every day for four days to make sure they are not allergic to these foods.
In 2007, 55 percent of American children aged 3 to 4 were enrolled in school.