..where little means a lot

Are You A New Mom?
Get free samples of Baby formula, Diaper
Baby Magazines, and Coupons.

By Planning Family
Your ten month old baby - some common concerns which may be of interest to you.
  Why are some children fussier than others? My ten month old baby is proving to be such a fussy eater at this age and I am worried.
  Is my 10 month old baby ready for cow's milk?
  Please explain the importance of prebiotics and probiotics in my baby's diet. Should I be incorporating that into my ten month old baby's meals?
  I see a lot of books and even doctors seem to talk about percentile charts. What are these charts?
  How much sleep do babies generally need? I am curious to know if my ten month old baby is sleeping enough.
  When my ten month old baby has fever, how do I take her temperature and please advise me on the do's and don'ts when a child is has a temperature.
  While it is good to allow older babies to feed themselves, I am at my wits end when I see the mess my ten month old baby creates. Please, is there anything I can do to prevent messiness?
  My ten month old daughter has just started taking her first steps. Should she start wearing shoes, what kind of shoes should I be looking for?
  We are vegetarians. What kind of food is suitable for my baby?
  Is this a good time to introduce fish to my baby? She just turned 10 months old.

While it is good to allow older babies to feed themselves, I am at my wits end when I see the mess my ten month old baby creates. Please, is there anything I can do to prevent messiness?

Babies and toddlers love to feed themselves. They prefer using their fingers to the spoons you provide. Wear him his old clothes which you don't mind him soiling or a disposal or large plastic bib over his clothes which you can clean easily. Plastic bibs with troughs are useful but should not be worn too long either as they can cut into his skin. Place newspapers around the high chair as these can be disposed versus plastic floor mats which you will need to clean up to use the next day. It is a put off watching your baby make a mess of himself and his surroundings but mealtimes are a time for exploring and discovering. To reduce the episodes of spills, offer baby his water or juice in a sippy cup.

Meals should be in small portions served in non-breakable utensils and plates in case of accidents. Stay neutral as in do not scold or criticize as children tend to step up their misbehaviour. Do not laugh and make it light either as you are sending the wrong signal. But do praise him when he eats and teach your child about neatness whenever you feel right. While it is tempting to keep neatness the focus of mealtimes, curtailing your child's self-feeding opportunities is not the answer. By depriving him the chance to self-feed, you will end up delaying this aspect of independence. When you feel baby is playing with his food way too much, then it is time to remove him from his high chair - he is probably too bored and not hungry anyway.


Join Our Community
Forum Now..!

Start Posting Today!
Dear parents,
Welcome Baby Home has come up with a community forum, and this endeavor will not take off without your much needed help.
We need your posts to help other parents with issues on conceiving, pregnancy, and how to manage once they bring the Baby home.
May God bless us all!
 Get started: Sign up for an account
More on Parenting Faqs
Share this
Disclaimer: Information contained on this Web site is intended solely to make available general summarized information to the public. It should not be substituted for medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult with your pediatrician and/or health care provider before acting on any advice on this web site. While OEM endeavors to provide up-to-date and accurate information, it is not liable for any advice whatsoever rendered nor is it liable for the completeness or timeliness of any information on this site.
Home | About Us | Preconception | Pregnancy | Parenting |

Free Newsletters
| Contact Us | Feedback | Sitemap
All Rights Reserved. © 2022 Welcome Baby Home | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Just had a baby? Click Here