It’s time for parents to put down your spoon and let your toddlers start playing with their food! Messy eating is something we as parents should be encouraging. Learn the benefits messy eating can bring to your toddler by reading this now!
As parents, the messy eating of our toddlers is usually something we try to avoid. Food on the floor, in their hair, over their face and hands; it’s enough to make you shudder!
But it turns out that messy eating is something we should be encouraging our kids to do. Today I’m going to explain the benefits of letting toddlers play with their food and how you can keep your sanity when they do!
Making mess matters. It’s like a right of passage for out kids as they grow up. As children learn best by playing, meal times should also be regarded as a type of game. Providing finger food plus food of varying consistencies helps our kids to learn what is edible, what it feels like and where they should put it! The benefits experiencing messy eating brings to our kids include:
Yes, there’s going to be mess. But it’s also going to be fun! Our range of baby led weaning products, including our easymats, doddl cutlery and bibado coverall bibs makes eating even more fun. For a great mess catcher, our Mushie and Weanmeister bibs are wonderful at helping stop drips and crumbs too!
If you’ve encouraged your toddler to experiment with their food, what food types did you find best? How did you contain the mess? We’d love to know, so please share it with us