Welcome Baby-led weaning (BLW) is an approach to introducing food in which the babyis allowed to direct and control the process of eating solids fo...
You toddler's journey to self-feeding will inevitably begin with their fingers - using their fingers to grab and pinch foods are some of the first feeding milestones they will reach. But at some point you may want to give them foods that are a little easier to eat with something other than their hands (or, at least, give them the option of using something other than their hands).
It's likely that you've heard this advice before: when introducing new foods to your baby, give them one at a time and wait 3-5 days before giving ...
Crossing the midline refers to the act of moving your arm or leg across the middle of your body to perform a task. It's a skill that is practiced and developed - like every other skill! - and it's critical for proper full development. Learn about what crossing the midline is, why it's important, and easy and fun ways you can encourage it.
The short answer: it depends. A lot.
Some kids don't tend to develop hand dominance until 2-3 years of age, while others may show preference as early as 18 months. Still others may be ambidextrous until their 5th or 6th birthday. It's all normal!
How do you know that YOUR baby is ready to eat solid foods like you? Answering this question can sometimes cause a lot of street and anxiety for parents, but it doesn't have to. There are many signs that it's time for your child. Some are physical or mechanical, which tend to be a little easier to observe, while others are emotional in nature and might be more difficult to identify. In this post we take a closer look at each one.