As your baby’s development progresses, the texture too will progress from strained to chopped or whole pieces. When your baby reaches 6-8 months of age, he/she may develop the “pincer grasp.” This is the ability to hold something between the thumb and forefinger.
At this time, infants may begin to explore self-feeding. Make sure finger foods are small and soft enough for them to chew. Some good examples include:
- Cooked noodles
- Small pieces of bread
- Soft peeled pieces of fruit or cooked vegetables
- Slices of mild cheese
- Teething biscuits
Sit close to your child during mealtimes and avoid choking hazards.
Did you know?
Studies suggest that exercise can improve cognitive function. You can exercise with baby from a young age with activities like tummy time, which also helps develop muscle strength in the stomach and neck muscles to improve head control.