How To Help Your Baby Enjoy Food

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How To Help Your Baby Enjoy Food

Help your baby learn about food by letting them play with it. Encourage their independence – give your baby their own spoon to hold when they can.

Help your baby enjoy food

Help your baby enjoy food: Video transcript

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Help your baby learn about food by letting them play with it.

Encourage their independence – give your baby their own spoon to hold when they can.

If they want to put their hand into the food and then up to their mouth – don't worry! This is all part of the learning process but be prepared for mess!

Babies like to pick up food from their parents' plates – let them!

This page last reviewed 02 June 2013.

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