Now that your little one is getting the hang of eating, you can create a new routine when you sit down together to eat at breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner each day.
Texture: Lumpy mushy
- Eating meals together helps you model how to eat to your little one. They love copying you! It will also ensure that you are eating well too.
- Allow some lumps and bumps in your baby’s food to help them get used to different textures
- Don’t be surprised if your baby spits food out or gags (as long as they don’t choke), it’s all part of learning
- Invest in a smock and a mat to cover the floor so that your little one can attempt self-feeding and make a mess without guilt
Try: Cottage pie – brown 100grams of minced meat with diced onion, add frozen peas and diced carrot, then serve with mashed potato. Your little one will love experiencing the variety of different textures in this dish!