Do they start Self feeding?
Well we shall see the importance of Finger foods with some easy and yet healthy recipes in this blog.
Finger foods :
Offering your little one foods that they can pick up with their fingers is crucial to their learning and development. Initially, adding in small portions of finger foods into your baby’s diet from around the 6 months mark will greatly help with food exploration. As they consume more and more textures and flavours, finger foods will feed into their nutrition, as well. Baby-led weaning is vital for a number of different developmental milestones, including the following… (baby's health organisation)
6 Important reasons why you should introduce finger foods into your baby's diet
1. Finger foods encourage the pincer grip. ...
2. Finger foods are vital for speech development. ...
3. A variety of tastes and textures make babies less fussy in the future. ...
4. Finger foods help babies develop hand-eye coordination.
5. Finger foods will improve sensory processing
6. Finger foods will develop independence around eating.
Lets check out some interesting snacks / Finger foods.
1) Boiled peas
Green peas are a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Peas have found to be rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, K, and vitamin C. Peas are also rich in minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, and phosphorus. Also rich in fibre, proteins, carbohydrates, niacin, and folates; peas is a recommended dietary option for babies. Introduce after 7 months
1)Boil peas with little salt and strain it.
2)Add butter and serve in a luke warn hot
U can also mash or grind the boiled peas and add it with idli or dosa batter and prepare Green peas idli or dosa.
Healthy Weight gaining food for babies and growing kids as potatoes are rich in carbohydrates and dietary fiber.
Phosphorus present in potatoes contribute to build bone development.
Choline content in potatoes helps with Sleep, learning and memory.
Rich in Vitamin C that encourages healthy glowing skin.
1) Peel a small potato and cut it into small cubes
2)Add pinches of salt in water and boil the potatoes and strain the water.
You can give this as a finger food or smash it and add little butter and give them.
Follow the same process for vegetables like
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