WHY BABY NEEDS SNACKS!
An educational guide for parents from Kiddylicious
Welcome to the Kiddylicious Guide to Successful Finger Food Snacking – an educational guide created for parents of babies aged 6-8 months, which aims to explain why snacks and finger food can play such a significant role in this exciting stage of your baby’s development.
When we talk about snacking, we’re talking about complementary solid foods which mum may choose to give her little one to support the weaning process; healthy nibbles bursting with flavour and soft textures that easily melt in the mouth - such as wafers, bananas, cucumbers and puffs.
In today’s adult world, snacking in between meals can often be perceived as something quite negative. But in the exciting world of baby - where everything is new and yet to be discovered - finger food snacks are in fact bursting with developmental benefits! Something which our research has shown is not widely known.
That’s why we at Kiddylicious have joined forces with leading child expert Dr Jacqueline Harding, to explore exactly what is going on #insidebabysbrain during this stimulating time. And to reassure parents that - not only is it OK for your baby to try, and sometimes play with, new finger foods in between meals - but that it’s actually really important for their sensory and physiological development.
We’re passionate about sharing everything we know about babies and finger food snacks to make your parenting experience as stress-free as possible, so let’s get on with the tasty stuff…