When your baby is six months old, you can start feeding them apart from breastfeeding. It is beneficial for both you and your child. For you because now you will be relieved of breastfeeding and it will be great for your child because now he will get every nutrient he needs so that he can grow physically and mentally. But sometimes your child does not want to eat with hands and wants your breast milk. When the child starts eating food himself, then you need to be more cautious because if you show even a little negligence your child may be harmed. (Also read: Why it is important to pay attention to newborn’s sippy cup and toys)
Let’s know what things you should take care when babies starting eat with hands.
Feed them food in small pieces
When your child starts eating food by himself, then try to give them small pieces of food so that they can eat food properly. If they eat food in small pieces then the food will not get stuck in their food pipe.
Feed them soft food
Just feed them food which is soft in nature. So, your child can chew that food well. Such food does not prompt any risk for your child.
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Avoid sticky food
Avoid sticky foods such as caramel, peanut butter and cream such food does not melt in your child’s mouth. Rather it will stick in your child’s mouth and will cause problems in your child’s respiratory tract.
Feed them less salty and sugary foods
Do not feed them adult food to children. The food which is high in salt and sugar can lead to many stomach related problems. Try it in such a way that when you prepare food for your child, then add less amount of salt and sugar.
Do not leave alone while serving food
When you give your child food, do not leave them alone because food may get stuck in their throat This will also cause uncomfortableness to them and their health will also suffer.
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