Earlier this month Organix launched a fabulous video to help mums understand the role of finger foods during weaning. The campaign, supported by research from a team of experts in child nutrition and development, aims to support mums with information and advice on this crucial stage. The ‘Learning to love food is as easy as ABC…’ video also informs parents about social skills, and how mealtimes can help babies’ development in this area.
The video is not only informative but fun, whilst I was watching this for the first time Tigger popped over to take a look and was intrigued by it. Please take a look at the video for yourself…
“Many of us are aware of the nutritional benefits our babies get from eating a variety of foods, however it’s not as widely known that giving your baby foods of varied shapes and textures can help the growth of areas such as hand and eye coordination, chewing skills, mouth muscles, essential gripping skills, and speech development. Exposing a baby to a wide range of finger foods at a suitable early age can get them on their way to start practising everyday skills, such as using their pincer grip with their thumb and forefinger, an essential life skill to pick up small objects,”
Alongside the launch of the video, Organix has introduced two new finger foods – Strawberry Rice Cakes and Multi Grain Hearts with Strawberry.
Organix’s Multi Grain Hearts with Strawberry are specifically designed to support babies as they start to feed themselves more confidently. Suitable from 10 months, they are just the right size to help develop a baby’s fine motor skills by encouraging them to use a pincer grip with their thumb and forefinger that is essential to pick up smaller objects. The ‘melt in the mouth’ texture is safe for babies giving mum peace of mind, they also help develop hand eye co-ordination.