Our theme this week is Yummy! You can post about your kids and their favorite food or your experience with them if they are picky eaters.
It's been such an adventure to watch Spoiled Baby really come into her own in terms of eating. Catherine started off as a breastfed baby, but she also adapted to the bottle early on, with expressed milk, because I knew that I'd be returning to work when she was about 3.5 months old. She adapted fairly easily - the child just liked to eat!
When it was time to start solid foods, she adjusted like a champ. True, sometimes we had to shove food in her mouth mid-cry if she decided she want Mama instead of rice, but overall, she did fabulously.
Crunchies came next...and she still has an obsession with them. She especially loves cheese flavored crunchies...although I've gone back to buying only Gerber brand, because although the adult crunchies have the same nutritional value, I got tired of scrubbing ORANGE out of everything!
Little Miss Thing still only has 1 tooth (with 1 more starting to emerge) at 13 months old, but that hasn't stopped her a bit from transitioning to table foods. In fact, she first started eating primarily the same thing her dad and I eat for meals around 10 months old. Since her dad and I like to eat out a few times a month, having her eat table food has made that a much easier prospect than trotting around an extra bag just for her food.
And, naturally, she can do it herself! Unless she doesn't want to! For the most part, she wants her own bowl/dish and her own fork/spoon, and she gets through most of her food quite handily. Sometimes, however...it's messy city, and her mama really wants to help! Others, she decides she wants to be a baby, and so she'll beg food from my plate...even though it's the same as what's on her own!
All in all, it's been a joy to watch Catherine develop as an eater!!
How about your kiddo?