We’re a bit lazy. But clever. The next time you need to cut up some of the baby’s food, don’t get out the cutting board and knife, then chop off your manicured nails while getting the pieces small enough for your little princess. Put the food in a bowl and cut it up with scissors held vertically. Throw them in the dishwasher and voila! Manicure saved. You can also do this with our easy first foods ideas, and freeze small pieces instead of puree.
Scissors are also a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen. Even child-safe scissors are a great option, held vertically, to chop cooked carrots or beans into tiny pieces.