In order for a crumb to learn to chew, it is very important to introduce lactation in time. Since this skill is closely related to the development of the nervous system and motility, it is possible to familiarize infants with richer than breast milk or milk formula, food can be when he learns to turn himself over from back to belly. This skill is a signal that a child is physiologically ready to work with gums, tongue and a little later with teeth.
Chewing prepares the gums for teething, and new tastes and the structure of products stimulate psycho-emotional development. If you are late with the introduction of solid food, it can adversely affect the development of the child.
In the first months of life, children have a protective reflex of pushing a spoon or any solid food out of their mouth with the tongue. He needed to crumb did not choke. By 4–6 months, the reflex fades away, and the baby can already hold puree food in the mouth.
As soon as he is given to try the first homogenized puree, the first chewing movements appear reflexively: the baby mixes the food in the mouth to swallow. At the same time he learns to control his language.
If a pussy pulls pens to a product that is good for their health, praise the baby. Having received the desired treat, he will pull it into his mouth and, imitating the adults, he slides his gums.
Even if the child spits out the first piece, consider that the step to success is made. When the first teeth erupt, offer a piece of solid food – bread, baby cookies, and sure eaters – an apple, dryer, carrot or pear.
This is a good chewing reflex workout. Properly use a spoon for feeding. Its contents should be closer to the middle of the tongue – it is from this point that the baby is most comfortable in “processing” food.
Various silicone teething toys help to encourage the child to chew.