Appropriate eating and drinking skills affect so much of your baby's health and development, and most are learned in the first two years of life. Diane Bahr, author of Nobody Ever Told Me (or My Mother) That!, returns to help parents navigate the ins-and-outs of feeding your baby to promote the best overall development of healthy habits, proper airway and facial development, and so much more.
Diane compares feeding to dancing. Your baby will take the lead, and in these pages you'll learn the right steps to make every meal a success.
Helpful sections include:
• Crucial development checklists for your baby's development.
• Good breastfeeding and bottle-feeding practices, and what to do if things go wrong.
• Spoon-feeding, cup-drinking, straw-drinking, and chewing, and what to do if problems arise.
• The best feeding tools, and where to find them.
Mealtimes are crucial for demonstration and social interaction. Be sure to have appropriate meals and snacks along with your baby or toddler.
Here are some examples of what a 6-month-old child can learn.