When Can Babies Eat On Their Own?

The two most important factors in infant development are nutrition and sleep. From the birth of the baby, the mother needs to establish appropriate feeding and sleep patterns. Especially in infant feeding, the responsibility is almost always on the mother’s shoulder until the baby is 1 year old. A breastfeeding mother contacts her baby’s body during feeding and the baby can become more independent in nutrition and transition to supplemental food. So, when does the baby develop enough to eat by yourself?

What should you pay attention to while familiarizing babies to eat on their own?

Infants who can start feeding food after the first 6 months will take a long time to eat. The baby’s oral structure is not suitable for supplementing food. It is also important for babies to develop in their grip and grip. With all of this in mind, the 8th month is the ideal time for your baby to eat for the first time. After 8 months, the baby began to distinguish a lot of things. However, as mentioned above, this process and the learning adventure of each baby are developed in a special way. The ideal process that is generally accepted is that when a baby reaches 3 years of age, they can reach their ability to eat.

When mothers plan to let their children eat themselves, there are some important issues to take care of.

– The baby should not be forced. If the baby has not completed physical development or has mastered the ability to put food or spoon in the hands, they may refuse to eat for the rest of the time.

– It is appropriate to start the process with your baby’s favorite food. Infants who don’t want to eat food they don’t like may be frustrated by the eating process.

– Making your eating time fun can make your baby more accustomed to eating.

Choose the Right Baby Spoon

In addition, we recommend that mothers prefer spoons and spoons that are specially made for her baby. In particular, spoons made of silicone or polypropylene will not harm your baby and can be used with confidence. By grasping the long-handled baby spoon more comfortably, the baby can easily develop his own eating habits. In addition, this type of feeding spoon is ideal for solid or flowing foods.

In addition to food spoons, food containers can also facilitate the transition of infants to this process. Since these products are made of polypropylene, they are not harmful to health, so babies can eat on their own. Thanks to its non-slip base, which is designed to keep food fresh, eye-opened and without the ability to mix different foods, we recommend all mothers’ food containers.

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