Dubbed the “banana lollipop” hack, this quick step-by-step video has gone viral for its clever snack time inspiration, and has been viewed over 2.5M times!
Her banana lollipop hack is super easy: simply cut the banana in half, take 2 inches off the top, hand it to your baby — and there you have it! Now the baby can enjoy her banana with less mess, and more motor skill practice!
Baby-led weaning is defined, simply, as the practice of letting babies feed themselves.
According to BabyLedWeaning.com, the one key difference between BLW and traditional weaning is the order in which children learn to eat. “With a puree, they learn to swallow first and then chew, which works fine until they meet a lump. With BLW, the babies learn to chew first and swallowing might come some time later.”
And it seems this banana lollipop hack is the perfect fit for BLW babies!
Parents love the simple but clever banana lollipop hack
With “likes” numbering in the hundreds of thousands, it’s clear this hack is a favorite of parents.
“We did BLW so our daughter had solids from 6 months old. We did this so she could hold it easily!” said one user.
But beyond BLW, it seems this banana hack could be helpful for little ones with sensory issues.
“Thank you! I’ll try it with my little one. He has sensory issues,” said one parent.
“My son hates the way bananas feel but LOVES bananas, this is a great idea,” said another.
But it wasn’t just the banana hack that TikTok users loved. It was also the star of the video, baby Luna!
“She is the cutest baby ever!!!” swooned one user.
“The lil haaaaaiiir on her heaaaaddddd!” cried another.
Whether or not parents practice baby-led weaning at home, this clever banana hack is obviously quite a-peel-ing to TikTokers everywhere!
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