Sharing mealtimes together is not only a great way to teach your baby about healthy eating, but also about the importance of family time. In addition to the healthy foods you provide for your baby, he will see and learn about good nutrition by observing your food choices.
Research has shown that the more often families eat together, the lower the risk of children becoming overweight. Frequently shared family meals have been shown to lower the risk of your baby having a poor diet as he grows up. Eating with your baby is a chance for you to be a role model for your little one. If you choose to eat a variety of healthy foods, it sets an example for your baby to follow. Encouraging these healthy habits not only benefits your child now, but also sets the stage for his future healthy development.
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