Your little one may have started Crawling (with their tummy off the ground) now, and if not, they are well on their way. Their new found mobility means that they will be getting their hands on everything in sight and you’ll probably find little finger prints everywhere! Remember to move precious items up high!
Your little one will now be able to move food side to side with their tongue to their jawline for mashing & chewing.
At this stage its very important your little one begins to experience more texture and biting larger chunks, to really start using those jaw muscles. Chewing helps develop jaw muscles which are vital to babies’ speech development.
Your little one will be mastering self-feeding with their fingers, however not necessarily with a spoon. The pincer grip will allow little one to grab and hold the spoon, but they will be dipping rather than scooping and not necessarily getting the spoon into their mouths. It’s a messy process—and more food may end up on their face, the floor or high chair than in their mouth, but bear with, as practice makes perfect. Our Veggie and Cheesy Straws are perfect to develop the self feeding skills and little ones enjoy the variety, colour and shape.