Playing with food actually helps your baby! It helps with baby’s sensory development. Is baby’s face messy? You may be tempted to wipe their face right away, but having food on their face lets them experience the food.

Pediatric speech-language pathologist, Heidi Sloan, MA, CCC_SLP, C/NDT says, “The biggest thing at their young age is to relax and have fun with the food.”

Time to get messy with your food!