Allowing your own baby to eat may look messy. For example, baby eating alone does not use a spoon, but you have prepared a spoon.
However, research University of Otago, New Zealand, shows, self-feeding babies can reduce kerewelannya when he started eating solid foods at the age of 12 months and 24 months. This method can be applied since the baby was six months old.
“Mrs. Dunedin Holly Chapman, whose three-year-old daughter, Beth, is part of the study, lets the baby eat by itself and is beneficial, although a bit of a mess.Her daughter, she says less fussy,” wrote researcher Prof. Rachael Taylor, quoted by Otago Daily Times , Tuesday (7/11/2017).
Allowing the baby to feed on his own can train all the muscles in the mouth. It also helps babies hone their language skills.
The study involved a randomized clinical trial that included 206 women. The study is published in the international journal Jama Pediatrics, published on July 11, 2017.