Can A Six-Month-Old Eat On Her Own?

Introducing solids to babies is a special moment, often celebrated as annaprasanam in our culture. But, instead of feeding babies can we get them to eat by themselves from Day 1? Read on and find out.

By Divya Ramesh

Two-year-old Sonia refuses to sit in one spot when she is eating. Her dad runs behind her with a spoon, cajoling her to eat. Sometimes, he imitates an airplane, and when Sonia is amusedly looking at him, he quickly pushes a spoonful into her mouth. Sounds familiar? Well, on the other hand, my one-and-a-half-year-old daughter sits on her highchair and picks up food on her own and feeds herself. What makes this possible? The answer is baby-led weaning.

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