The dexterity of 9 month olds is amazing. They love feeding themselves. They are also happy to eat from cutlery and this baby friendly approach to introducing solids means we’re able to eat such a great variety of family meals together.
Watch out for signs of fullness including keeping their mouth shut when food is offered or turning away. Listening / watching out for and responding to signs of fullness is important to help avoid overfeeding (#responsivefeeding).
Babies are amazing at knowing when they’ve had enough. If they’ve not eaten very much offer a drink as it may be that they’re thirsty and need to drink before eating any more.
They also love drinking from their doidy cup.
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