Feeding babies is messy.
Many parents and caregivers cringe at the thought of their baby smearing food into their hair or dropping it all over the floor. That’s a really normal feeling.
But, we know that the more mess babies make with food, the more confident they are at mealtimes. When they ‘play’ with food, they’re actually learning about the feel of it, the smell of it, the look of it and maybe the taste of it. The touch component is especially important for babies and their developing sensory systems, in helping them be able to manage a variety of textures in the future.
It is so important that you don’t try to clean your baby up during a meal.
Do your best to save the clean up until the very end of the meal.
I’d suggest that you: