Between 7-12 months, babies will typically develop the ability to use their ‘pincer grasp,’ which means they’ll be able to pick things up between their thumb and forefinger.
While this means parents need to be extra diligent about not leaving choking hazards within their tinybean’s reach, it also means that feeding time can be extra fun!
When it’s time to eat, try offering soft foods cut into small pieces so that baby can work on those finger muscles and learn to self-feed.
Foods that can be gummed are ideal. We love introducing shredded cheese, well cooked pasta, bananas, and avocado to our little ones.