Remember that your child will get messy, as will your floor, walls, pets and even yourself. That is ok though, this is all part of the learning process for your baby. Start with using a fork to mash the avocado to the consistency that seems to work for your baby. Every baby is a little different with the textures that they are able to handle. If you find that your baby is not handling a fork-mashed texture just stop feeding solids and try again in a few days or weeks time. Remember that food is for learning and development for the first year and does not play a huge role in your baby’s nutrition. Work up to a place that you can be giving cube pieces of avocado to your baby. This is a great finger food and a wonderful food for them to gain some learning and development from.
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