Balanced diets are important, no matter how old you are. For bright, growing babies it’s responsible for fueling their development.
Nutrition - introducing a variety of foods will encourage them to eat well and it’s more likely they’ll be getting all the goodness they need.
Growing bodies - new textures and learning to chew helps your baby develop fine motor skills, as well as develop their jaw and muscles they use for speech. Finger foods can improve hand eye coordination.
Learning - meal times are an opportunity for fun and exploration – it’s a chance for them to explore new flavours and textures and become interested in food.
Acceptance - having a varied diet from a young age that could set them up with a lifetime of healthy eating habits. It might also limit any fussy eating that can start to show later on.