For most typically-developing infants, pediatricians will advise that parents begin introducing spoon-fed baby foods to their babies at around the age of 6 months. Generally, we start with a thin mixture of rice cereal, and as babies demonstrate that they can handle this gentle food, we gradually add foods one at a time to ensure that there are no allergies. …
The Development of Hand Dominance
Many parents wonder when their child will begin to demonstrate an obvious hand preference, or hand dominance. There can be a lot of variability in the age of the child when this happens, and this should not cause parents to worry.
Development of the Pincer Grasp
In typical development, we expect that by about 12 months of age, our babies will be able to pinch small objects using the tip of the index finger and the thumb.