If at first you don’t succeed…

Tue 9 Sep, 2008 at 8:29 pm 1 comment

So, some of you have heard that Luke has gone off solids … <sigh> … He was such a trooper at first, but now – not so much. Pursing his little lips like I was trying to feed him poison!! It’s just rice cereal!!

How on earth does one “teach” a 6 month old how to eat? As first time parents we googled what to do and came across sites warning us of the dangers of nutrient loss, the risk of anemia, etc. etc. I spoke with a public health nurse and she gave me a few suggestions:

1. Given he likes putting everything (and I mean everything – lately he’s quite taken with the tag on his boppy – the moon-shaped-baby pillow – in his mouth, hand him the spoon and let him play with it while I’m getting his cereal ready.

2. Make the cereal really thick and cake it on the spoon (she neglected to include the part where I have to wrestle the spoon from him)

3. Let him go nuts – see if it’s a problem with a) the spoon (NOPE – it fits in his mouth – tongue tied or not); b) the rice cereal (NOPE); and c) he’s already become independent (DING DING DING!!)

Yes, it’s true – somehow (and I have no idea how) – the heir of Tim and myself have managed to produce a baby who’s independent. Go figure!! Luke’s already developed a “me do it!” approach to life! Yikes!

Anyways – we’ll continue caking on the cereal – seems like he’s alright with it – here’s the photographic evidence:

1. Giving it a try (missing much of his mouth)

2. Looking unimpressed (but still keeping it in!)

3. Still really looking unimpressed – hardly happy!

So, according to the little guy’s face – he wasn’t thrilled, but he did eat it!

We’re working on it – but it’s a slow process!


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  • 1. Grace  |  Wed 10 Sep, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Oh man…. you gotta love those independent babies… a few months ago i had to quit feeding Naomi anything with a spoon cause she wouldn’t take it. we’re all finger foods now. but of course even then she’s not always satisfied with what i give her and she wants whatever we’re eating, which can sometimes be a problem…

    They keep us on our toes! Good luck. 🙂


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