How to teach a child to chew
According to statistics, 8 out of 10 young mothers face the same problem when they transfer their little baby to a new kind of food. Breast milk, liquid mixtures and cereals, the vegetable and fruit purees the kid gladly uses. However, when it comes time to eat something that needs to be chewed, he fits and refuses to eat. And this is not because carrots are more delicious with a loving caring mother than a whole piece, it’s just so convenient for him.
Some parents transfer their babies to solid foods quite calmly and without any problems, but the rest is a huge amount of effort, time, patience and transfer of products. So, what to do if the child does not know how to chew? This is now and find out.
In order to avoid this problem and, as a consequence, hanging out in the queues to a specialist, it is worthwhile to think about how to teach a child to chew as early as possible. So when do we start developing the chewing reflex?
To the baby in two years could easily eat solid food, development should occur gradually, starting with the infant age.
Chewing reflex begins its formation when the crumb turns six months old. So, you can notice that if you give the baby a drying, an apple slice or some toy (even the same teethers), then he will necessarily pull it into his mouth. Many believe that this way the baby scratches the gum, but as it turned out, this is not the main reason for this behavior. At this time, the child acquires his first chewing skills, so you need not miss the moment, because with the appearance of teeth it will be very difficult for him to learn to chew.