Even though six-month-olds lack a full set of teeth, they have the ability to chew and swallow real food. The secret to helping your baby learn to chew effectively is making them aware of the back molar space where their teeth will eventually erupt. Learn about how your baby's mouth functions safely to chew food, common mistakes parents make while spoon feeding, and how you can help your child be a more skilled eater right from the start in the video below! Don't forget to check out the links to our favorite products at the end of the post.
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Megan and Judy, co-owners of Feeding Littles, bring you helpful info on food, nutrition, picky eating, and feeding young children. Megan McNamee MPH, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Judy Delaware, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist specializing in feeding therapy with children 3 and under in Boulder, Colorado. Megan and Judy are both moms of two and love helping families develop a healthy appetite for all foods!