Finger Food is a food that can be picked into the mouth by itself. In which to pick things by yourself aside from the fun that is picked Having tried new flavors of food, finger food is still pretty good in many ways.
- Stimulates the development of small muscles.
- Handing and training hand muscles to work together.
- Help your child learn about his own needs. Children will choose to eat or not to eat by themselves. Which is the foundation of future self esteem
- While also helping to solve difficult eating problems Choosing to eat because of being crumpled
The right time to start finger food is from 6 months or more. Or if the mother is worried that the child is still too young May start during 8 months is considered too late. And this finger food is easy to do. Let’s see how
Choose useful ingredients
Mother will do anything for the child to eat, must consider the size of the raw materials, children can pick up by yourself. Which is popular, such as steamed vegetables and fruits, cut into long pieces Long sliced bread may be additional fried. Steak or pork cut into long pieces, fried chicken wings, fried onions, pizza made by mum Or to add a little fun with a menu of finger food to dip dunk eat too
soft, just right.
Should not be too hard or too soft Because if too soft for humans, the gums may become stuck in the throat Or if too hard The child may not be interested in eating at all.
Cut, cut into pieces for easy handling and holding.
In order to encourage training And control the fingers Mothers should cut into a long way for the baby to grip and easy to put in the mouth. Should not be cut into small pieces, especially during the first year when the teeth have not yet grown May cause stuck in the throat
Choose the type that can be dissolved in the mouth
Especially the age that teeth have not fully grown The first period should use fruit that is easy to chew. Or dissolve in the mouth of the child To prevent getting stuck Because at first the baby may not be familiar with chewing, such as sliced avocado,
Do not eat on the car or cart because it may cause stuck in the throat.