Transition to Adult Food: How to Train a Kid to Solid Food?
Keep a fork or spoon in your hand, chew solid food – in an adult this does not cause any difficulties. A little baby? Here, just that he sucked his breast or ate a porridge from a bottle, and suddenly he was offered something to chew on his own! How to properly and timely impart this skill to the baby? What to do to successfully transfer the crumbs from the grinded food to a common table?
It would seem that there are no problems. Well, the baby is eating the frayed food. The time will come, and he will learn to chew. But pediatricians are sounding the alarm. The later the child begins to chew on the hard lumps, the more problems he may have in the future.
- Malocclusion and abnormal teeth growth.
- Disruption of the digestive system.
- Violation of speech (the chewing muscles that participate in the process of pronunciation of words do not receive proper development).
- Psychological problem (in 2-3 years the kid can easily refuse to take solid food).
Accustoming the child to solid food. When can you introduce solid foods into your baby’s diet?
In 4-6 months the baby starts actively pulling into his mouth all the objects that fall under his hands. And although most of the children during this period, the teeth were not cut, during this period the crumbs begin to develop chewing skills.
Our great-grandmothers also gave their kids a suck gauze pouch. It could be wrapped and a crust of bread, and a hard piece of fat or a slice of apple. The Kid held it in his mouth, trying to chew it. Modern moms give their babies a comfortable adaptation – a nibble.