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Signs of developmental readiness are a better indicator than age.
Oral-motor skills develop supporting progression of food textures
Side note: Dental development
The age at which teeth erupt is
variable. While the presence of teeth enables chewing to be more
efficient children who are late to develop teeth can still progress
with the development of oral-motor skills though the provision of
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Redstone, F.W., J F. The Importance of Postural Control for Feeding. Pediatric Nursing;. 30(2).
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