Manipulation of food


The action of manipulating something in a skilful manner.

Babies can manipulate their food if they are given exposure, Before that what is manipulation of food? How do we know if the baby is manipulating the food given ? Example If a bowl of soup is with vegetables or chicken babies will bite and eat the vegetables and gulp down the soup. But getting this skill is not easy and not without we giving them exposure.

Right from the beginning start offering textures, By 6.5 months all the purees should be weaned off. Breast milk or formula milk is denser than dal water or rice water, So no need to start with that, can offer vegetable purees from day 1 of weaning itself., Slowly shift to hand smashed , by 7 or 8 months can offer textures eg: Soft rotis, crispy dosa, paratha, well cooked vegetables, over cooked rice, puffed rice. Around this time introduce Dips... Curd, dal, gravy (not spicy) , soups show them how to dip their dosa , roti , paratha etc and eat. They will understand quickly and follow you. By end of 12 months your baby will be on family food whatever you all eat as family.

Weaning is not stressful if right method is followed, In our house Atarah's meal time is so peaceful because she eats whatever is given on her own, Ofcourse with lot of mess but embarrassing the mess is part of motherhood. Happy Weaning!

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Happy weaning to you 😊👍🏻

Awesome and much needed post. Can we start curd and paneer at 8 months?
Govind is taking only paste form of food. Tiniest bit of lump or any food gags him and everything that has gone down untill then is out like a flood. I am almpst afraid of offering him anything thats not paste. I tried biscuits kurmura soft rice , thin flap of roti. Even if he takes it on his own he gags. He fails to return the bite to the tongue to try to chew it. How can i teach him to move the food in the mouth until it is gulpable down the throat?

God bless you Atarah

Such a lovely and helpful post 👍 too

Cutie pie Atarah 💓.... sweetheart baby....nice info Rebecca Prakash ....I did something similar to Aarav, he was chewing even raw carrots with his gums by 9.5months....ohhh I love your posts on weaning....😍😍

Very helpfull post..nicely explained...thx for sharing Rebecca Prakash

Weaning done perfectly 👌

Thanks for sharing,Atarah looks so sweet while having her food,same with Vyaan he too eats by himself but with lots of mess😁😁

Grt job mom.....daksh is eating only fruits snacks rasgulla by himself....,khana mko khilana pdta h....

Very helpful

This is brilliant.

This is superb!!

This is great bcoz my baby never opens her mouth to eat food she eats only fruits by her own

Great post ...learnt a lot from Ur post..my daughter is 10 months old ..eats on her own ..if given into small piece..I feed her daal rice n all.

Rebecca Prakash very good start n best way to start eating n there own very smart way ur baby is auch a cutie pie. Btwn nice post i wish i could have known before so i could have also started for Mitakshi i started solids late n till now i give her mash food she is 20 months now. Lovely shared thanks for tagging me dear.

Very very helpful post esp since aarya is starting her weaning journey from next month. More tips would be so helpful!!

Atarah baby ur super maa

Naiyya Saggi yes definitely. Happy weaning to both of you .

Sapna Senthil Kumar its still not late , Don't delay more than this. Start offering textures, She will surprise you.

mrinal borker pawar Awesome offer everything. By 1 year family food transition will be easy.

Mahima Atishaya thsts great yaar, Atarah is yet to teeth so raw foods she can eat

Atarah looks like a pro!
We are following something similar. I'm afraid of messes and so haven't pushed him towards self feeding but he himself tries at times. I guess hell show us the way.
This is a truly useful article to many mothers here Rebecca Prakash Thank you very much
Could you also share your experience with sleep or sleep patterns?

Rebecca Prakash ...yup u can start probably... Aarav's teeth started to appear at 11.5 months, but by then he was already chewing everything including papad...
Smitha Prabhav ...it's gonna be a serious mess, but u should start letting him eat in his own, you will see how quick he will learn and it will be a big relief in future....I did that with Aarav from 9 months...now I'm totally relaxed....he eats on his own.... N it's equally fun watching them try it

Mahima Atishaya I'll definitely try. Also added to it is my husband's OCD towards cleanliness😂 so both of them together are a great combination. Abhiram messes up and my husband keeps cleaning after.😅

Smitha Prabhav ...I guess...ur loving the combi of the duo...😂🤣😍😘😆🥰

Smitha Prabhav Embrace the mess, if i give upma , rice etc i put a clean towel under the high chair, We dont waste the food. Cleaning is also easy.

Awesome Post Rebecca Prakash mam! Thank you for sharing!

Mahima Atishaya I guess their pair is what they call rab ne bana Di Jodi😂😜

Rebecca Prakash a really good idea! I should give that a try.


Aadhya develops a habit of distraction I m worrying

Parul Johari check my post on distracted feeding.

Very good.
Child led weaning is not easy, but can be done with effort, determination, zero distraction and support from family members.

Rebecca Prakash ur posts about weaning is really really very helpful..keep sharing dear

Dr. Payal M Absolutely husband was very reluctant about this but now he is happy.

Bhavna Anadkat thank dear, Sure i will.

Cutie pie atarah💓💓 thanks for the info Rebecca Prakash .. ved doesn't like rice much..rest he eats well..I gave him fish egg.. but he showed least interest..and I don't have so much time as I joined office when he was 8months old.. how to feed him everything..I am tensed.. thanks for tagging

Awesome ..short n crisp post👍

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