Once a tot has mastered the pincer grasp (picking things up between his thumb and index fingers), he is ready to start picking up foods on his own. Around eight months, he is likely to start grabbing at mama's foods and mimicking her actions. Follow these tips for introducing finger foods and then serve up a menu of items he can pick up by himself. Just be sure to chop foods that can pose a choking hazard.
Introducing finger foods
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