1) All about the Quantities
There are dietitian and feeding consultant who has taught thousands of families and healthcare professionals how to undertake baby-led weaning, they`ve noticed that the most common mistake parents and caregivers make when their baby begins solids is portion size. They have seen photographs on Instagram of babies staring at mounds of protein. And starch serving sizes so little that even toddlers couldn’t eat them! The parents are subsequently disappointed or defeated when the baby refuses to eat “all the food” that has been offered to him.
So, let’s be honest: infant portion sizes are far less than you might expect.
A divided baby plate or bowl is a great way to keep quantities under control. Don’t forget that your kid will acquire the majority of his or her nourishment from breast milk or infant formula until he or she reaches the age of one. The solid meals we offer provide some nutrients, but they also allow the baby to experiment with various tastes and textures, as well as play and explore with this strange new thing called food.
The silicone baby bowl from My Luxeve is the most favoured baby bowl at practice. It contains two 2-oz portion sections and one 4-oz portion compartment in the shape of a cheerful smile. For newborns just starting solid food, you might only fill each section of the plate 1/4 or 1/2 full, but I appreciate the visual reminder that less is more here, and little quantities are more appropriate for babies and their tiny tummies.
2) The spice of life is variety
Another advantage of using a divided silicon baby bowl or plate is that it serves as a visual reminder to the baby that he or she should be eating a variety of foods. We know that babies who are exposed to more tastes, foods, and flavours between the ages of 6 and 18 months have a better chance of being eager eaters and have a lower risk of picky eating later in life. So, what’s the most effective approach to increase these exposures?
At least three different foods should be introduced to your kid at each of his or her meals. Now, they don’t have to be completely different things; repurposing foods responsibly or using leftovers are both excellent options.
A divided plate with three separate parts, on the other hand, reminds you that baby needs to see a variety of meals and helps you get into the habit of doing so at each meal.
3.) Plates and Bowls Help to Keep Things Clean
You might believe that adding a baby bowl or plate to the mix will result in extra dishes. Yes, you’ll have to do one (or two) more dishes. However, I would say that bringing a baby plate or bowl to the table helps to reduce the amount of mess!
Feeding a baby may be a messy business, especially if you’re conducting baby-led weaning. However, I’ve discovered in my practice that babies who sit in front of a bowl or plate make less mess. When babies are only given food on a tray, they will swipe it from side to side, spilling the majority of it on the floor. Baby can scoop food into mouth more readily with the boundary of the parts of a divided plate, mat, or bowl, so less of it ends up on the floor.
4.) Improvement of motor skills
Baby bowls and plates can aid in the development of eating-related motor skills. With the soft barrier of a silicon bowl or plate border, a baby can begin raking food and even get some of it into her mouth!
5.) Having Fun with Food
My Luxeve is one of the favourite brands in the newborn and kid feeding sector because they not only make feeding simple, but they also make it fun… However, it also makes mealtime enjoyable!
Feeding your infant should be enjoyable, and they offer just that with their cheerful face design. The 4 oz piece of the tiny mat is designed like a real smile and sits beneath the two 2-oz “eye” parts. An added benefit when it comes to making eating fun is the range of colours that will attract any baby’s eye and brighten up mealtime for the whole family.
Being a parent is an emotional rollercoaster. You have a lot to manage, and you only have 24 hours in a day to do it. This is why, in our toddler product range, we have attempted to incorporate the convenience factor. The dishwasher and microwave are also safe to use with our baby feeding sets.
Our silicone baby bowl set was created to help young children learn to feed themselves. It also saves you the trouble of cleaning up after each feed.