Monday, May 5, 2008
rice cereal...woop woop
heading into 5 months old and we are approaching the introduction of solid foods. now having done this about two weeks or so, i have learned a few lessons on feeding little man Dutch Lowrie:
1. someone gets very upset if he doesn't get to hold his own spoon. so now we have Dutch's spoon and mommy's spoon.
2. someone will gag himself with his own spoon if not put into his hand properly
3. someone hates bibs. all bibs.
4. keep a wet washcloth nearby at all times. it gets very messy very quickly. very.
he is doing well, and i think we will stick to rice cereal for a time before we move on to foods that stain. I am trying to put my aversion to messy kid eaters to the side (or at least curb it) but believe me, when he is old enough to eat all by himself, we will be teaching him the glory that is eating with some sense of not getting it EVERYWHERE. we'll see how that goes. :)
i am determined to make his baby foods at home and not buy the junk at the store in the jar. i think i will do okay until we start on meats. as someone who has a strong issue with foods touching on her plate and anything even remotely resembling a cassarole (foods touching in a dish covered in cheese...how do you know what's in there?!!! ack!) i forsee some tense moments pureeing turkey and peas together for little man to eat. like i said, we'll see how that goes.