Weaning to Table Foods
It’s an exciting time for both parents and baby, when your child is ready to explore the world of foods. Keep in mind that the pureed food commonly fed to babies does not help in the optimal development of oral muscles. Many parents are successfully weaning through the introduction of foods that require chewing forces.
“Your child’s pediatrician will advise you best for your child,” says Dr. Jorge Torres, one of the pediatric dental specialists at Pediatric Dentistry of Brandon, FL. “We recommend that you have a conversation with your pediatrician about introducing chewing foods by the time your baby is able to sit up on his or her own and starts taking interest in table foods.”