The tiny one is really starting to master picking up food with her little fingers. She’s not amazing at it, but she’s making progress.
Tonight, for the first time, not only was she able to get the little sweet potato puffy things into her mouth… BUT she actually ate them! She’s only ever had them in her mouth once or twice and it’s always ended in throw up. Poor little gag reflex.
But, again, tonight she did it! She ate at least 10 of the dang things! And, not only that, but she ate little Apple pieces, too! I had steamed apples for applesauce and gave her a little before blending it up.
All in all, a good meal… FINALLY! And, on top of it, she ate some of my oatmeal today, too! Yay for food progress.
I should also mention that leading up to tonight, I have been in a major food power struggle with C. She literally just does not want to be fed. She wants to be a big girl and hold the spoon herself.
To overcome the power struggle, I decided to try a homemade “pouch.” Now, before you yell at me for letting my baby suck on a ziplock bag, it must be said that I was regulating the whole time. Anyway, I decided to make a “piping bag” our of a ziplock, which actually worked.
So, I ordered some Squooshi refillable pouches to try. They haven’t arrived yet, but I’ll keep you posted.
Once they get the hang of puffs–watch out! They’ll go through a carton of those in 2 days haha. We switched to organic O’s cereal– costs less for a ton more…something to think about when she masters the puffs 🙂 I gave up on baby food and let Annabelle feed herself too. I just put little pieces of whatever we’re eating on her tray and let her go to town. Always before bath time. This feeding solids business is hard work!
It is so hard! Charlotte has food allergies so neither of us eat wheat, soy, dairy, eggs or nuts. It adds a whole new level of pain in the ass, because she can’t eat the O’s or “toast fingers.” I’m hoping that she’ll continue her eating sans gag and I can start exploring other options. Any other suggestions on easy to chew/handle foods?
Oh wow! Our family is mostly dairy and wheat free but it must be so hard to find foods without soy—they sneak it in everything! Annabelle LOVES bananas, I just give her half of a banana and she has a blast holding it and gnawing on it. Broccoli is good too– we stir fry it and give her a big piece to chew on– for some reason she goes for the stem side!
So you do the baby led weaning style, huh? She does okay with the banana? Doesn’t chunk off too much?
I guess you could say we do, because Annabelle “told” us she did not want baby food pureed nonsense. Can’t blame her… I just keep an eye on her. The key seems to be giving her a big enough piece she can’t fit it in her mouth and has to bite off a smaller piece. Green beans were good too…she sucked out the beans and I just took away the shells when they were empty. Warning– the beans do not digest…lol
Yes!! I’ve done green beans! It’s SO weird! I literally had to pick a green bean off her butt!
Oh my gosh ladies. We started Little Momma on foods a couple weeks ago, and I totally forgot about the constipation powers of bananas. Eeeek! So much for the “been there, done that attitude, I know what I’m doing with the second child” mentality. Crap!
Luckily (if you can say that haha) we have not had a problem with constipation. She still nurses all day and all night so she gets plenty of liquid. Though poop has changed since we started solids…sorry TMI 😉
Not at all! That’s standard mommy talk!