Choosing snacks for your Crawler
There’s a lot to consider when finding snacks for your Crawler to practice feeding himself. Keep these suggestions in mind next time you’re grocery shopping:
Star-shaped pieces with ridges are
easier for babies to pick up with developing fingers. Puff-type cereal snacks that are designed for Crawlers will
dissolve quickly in babies’ mouths. Snacks should
stay together as one piece within the baby’s mouth, soften and dissolve quickly. Look for snacks designed to
easily stick to wet fingers or hands — even if he’s not capable of grasping. Once your baby is ready to chew, larger snacks with holes are good to help them learn
how to hold and grasp. Developmentally appropriate cookies can be crisp, but also
easily mashed with or without teeth for safe chewing and swallowing.
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