How to Create Pleasant Mealtimes for Infants

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All babies are different and what's pleasant for one baby isn't necessarily pleasant for another. Create pleasant mealtimes for infants with help from a parenting expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Christina and this is how to create a pleasant mealtime for infants. All babies are different and what's pleasant for one baby isn't necessarily pleasant for another. There are a few tips but the best thing is to watch your baby and know their preferences. Up until five or six months, your baby is strictly breastfed or formula fed and a great way to create a pleasant mealtime is having a special place where you nurse. For some it's in the bed lying down. For some you have a special rocker and others have a special nursing pillow that babies like. It's completely up to you, whatever is special to you and helps relax both of you is what's best. All babies are different. Some babies like to have food put on a utensil and then that utensil handed to them so that they can eat food that way. But a lot of babies like to be given free reign with their food. Placing them in a high chair where it has a nice ledge so that food doesn't fall off and then dumping out soft foods that they can practice picking up and eating themselves can be so much fun for babies. They get to experience a new range of textures and flavors, choosing things that are naturally tasty to most people, soft fruits, peas, whole grains that are easy to digest and season lightly. These are great ways to start your baby on eating solids. This is a great way to create a pleasant mealtime for your baby. Another way to create a pleasant mealtime is to have peace in your family. If people are yelling or arguing or stressed out, babies feel that. It's really important to have a peaceful environment in your home. Thanks for watching.

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