6 Reasons To Let Your Baby Get Messy When Learning To Eat

6 Reasons To Let Your Baby Get Messy When Learning To Eat

(and the ultimate parenting hack to manage the mess!)

Written by: Rachel Cohen

Dr Rachel is a Clinical Psychologist, specialised in eating disorders, a mum of 2 and the founder of Catchy. Rachel is passionate about setting children up with a positive relationship with food and empowering parents to raise happy and healthy eaters, that's why she created Catchy.

Let's get into it, shall we?

Learning to eat is MESSY. But did you know that making a mess when learning to eat is actually a GOOD thing?!

It’s important to encourage your little human to explore their food with all their senses and let them try to feed themselves (even if they squish, squeeze or drop more food than they manage to eat). 

Here’s why:

  1. Touching & squishing food exposes them to different textures
  2. Reduces the likelihood of picky eating
  3. Advances fine & gross motor skills
  4. Teaches them to self-feed and self-regulate their own appetite
  5. Develops hand-eye coordination & vocabulary
  6. Keeps mealtimes fun, explorative and pressure-free, setting them up for a positive relationship with food and eating.

But just because you let them get messy, doesn’t mean you need to spend extra time cleaning up! Let Catchy do the hard work for you. Catchy allows you to embrace the mess and set your little human up for a positive positive relationship with mealtimes (without the ruined floors, dreaded clean-up and wasted food!)

Team Le Puree loves Catchy! The perfect pair to our flavour rich, nutrient-dense meals. 🤗

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