Baby Loves FoodPosted: January 20, 2011
We are traveling a different road this time around when it comes to introducing food to our baby! This girl LOVES food! With Ava we had to work really hard at introducing each new taste and texture. We dealt with many many choking fake-outs as she would gag every time any sort of texture touched her tongue. This led to many almost heart attacks for Kurt and a ton of introduction and re-introductions on my part. To say the least, introducing solids and then table foods was a long and exhausting process. Leading into it I was kind of dreading these months with Noelle.
I kind of noticed that something was up as I attempted to make Noelle’s first baby food in my blender and as I was feeding her I kept finding rice chunks… she didn’t seem to mind and I was glad that my poor puree job didn’t seem to matter. As time has gone on it has become apparent that this silly baby prefers texture and is so unbelievably bored with jars of baby food! So, for months 4, 5 and 6 we did LOTS of bananas and rice cereal, sweet potatoes, introduced some quick-dissolving cereal snacks, and offered her anything we were eating. She loves eggs (I know, I know, no egg whites for babies, but I forgot at the time and she didn’t have a reaction), rice, meatballs, turkey, chicken, tomato sauce, pasta… the list goes on- the only thing she really seemed to hate was applesauce? Who doesn’t like applesauce?
So though it is wonderful that she seems to really like to eat with us- there are still plenty of times when we are out and about that I wish she would eat a jar- ya know? Well, in remembering that a friend suggested these squeezers of baby food I ran to Target and picked up a few hoping that Elle would tolerate them for a once and a while type situation. Well, they were a hit! She seems to like the fun flavors and as an added bonus these are very Dad friendly. You can squeeze the tube right in their mouth! Not only is it less messy— it’s fun 🙂
She’s not quite getting the cup thing but we fill this guy and hand it over at meal times! Right now it’s her favorite thing to throw- it has a handle AND makes a much louder crash than the rest of her toys 🙂
These were a great Target find for a first cracker- they dissolve really fast and were much less messy than the usual teething biscuits!