Ban The Baby Rice
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Ban the Baby Rice!
This (plastic) baby skull shows how the orbits are initially much bigger in relation to the rest of the head, so she can absorb as much about the world around her as she can in those early days. As she grows, her nervous system develops and her mouth becomes important, enabling her to experience more dimensions (she may like putting your car keys in her mouth!) and finally, the hand control develops giving her even more opportunity to understand and interpret the vast array of objects which come her way.
Have you ever wondered why there aren’t many beige baby toys on the market? Beige things don't grab a child’s attention nor trigger their curiosity to reach and explore, so why are so many of us encouraged to serve-up baby rice as a first meal? Boring! Food exploration is no different to toy exploration so apply the same principles when serving up eye, mouth and hand-pleasing and food to your little one.