The ability to speak is sometimes a sign that a child is growing and developing according to his age. However, is it true that giving children meat in their first two bites can help them talk quickly?
Not long ago a dentist named Drg. Radinta Btari Aphrodita, MM, consulted a doctor at the growth and development clinic. The doctor also suggested that Dinta give the little one meat in his first two bites.
Dinta told this directly on her TikTok account. Previously, HaiBunda had asked permission from Drg. Dinta and allowed to quote his statement.
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“In order for the child to speak more fluently, to be smarter at speaking, my doctor suggested giving him fibrous meat in the first two bites. After that, continue according to the texture,” he said, quoted by the TikTok account @radintabtari, on Wednesday (13/9/2023).
Children can ride textures
Doctor Dinta said that when given meat in the first two bites, the child would indeed scald. However, over time the child will get used to it so that meat can be given up to the third bite.
“So, at first the child is melted. But over time we continue to give him the first two bites. Then over time we can move on to three bites (if he wants two bites). So it seems like the texture continues to increase,” he explained.
“This is especially for those who already eat family food, yes. And you can try it,” he continued.
Furthermore, Dinta said that this method could be used to train children’s motor skills.
“Because this can train your motorbike. So, moms, please try it,” he explained.
Children’s motor skills
According to the Kid’s Creek page, oromotor or oral motor skills are abilities that refer to the function and use of the lips, tongue, cheeks, jaw and palate in swallowing and speaking. This ability actually starts in the womb and continues until the child is one year old.
Sometimes children show weaknesses in oral motor skills. This will certainly have an impact on the ability to speak, swallow, or both.
If children experience abnormalities in their motor skills, they may experience the following signs:
Sucking and swallowing are uncoordinated. The feeding period is longer than 30-40 minutes. Unexplained food refusal and failure to thrive. Often spits out food that is difficult to chew. Excessive salivation. Often spills water when drinking from a cup or bottle. Coughing or choking.
Apart from being able to train children’s motor skills, a study found various benefits of meat if used as MPASI for children. Read the full explanation on the next page, Mother.
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