Mommy’s Little Foodie: Week 10 + The Mesh Feeder Incident

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mommy's little foodie week 10: the mesh feeder incident

 

And now…back to Smalls’ food adventures. This week didn’t necessarily go as planned, but it was good nonetheless.

We did introduce watermelon with a mesh feeder to not-so-great reviews. I honestly thought that Smalls would like being able to feed himself, but he wasn’t a huge fan. He’d suck on the watermelon for a few minutes and then throw the feeder on the floor.

I won’t play fetch with a mesh feeder.

mesh feederI have a strict ‘no retrieval policy’. I know that he needs to learn about gravity, but I do not want to teach him that he can throw food. So if he tosses it, he loses it. He did enjoy the other new food this week: prunes.

He LOVES them. I made a prune puree, and we tried prune juice (as somewhat of a last-measure effort because he needed to be a bit more regular, if you know what I mean) which he was not as fond of.

AND, since Smalls hit the 8 month mark this week, I’m not making his purees as smooth as I have previously. He needs to get used to having some texture in his food, so I’m leaving small chunks, which he’s VERY unsure of.

It’s actually a little comical: I feed him sweet potatoes (which he loves), and he gets all excited, until he takes a bite. Then he makes a face, but eats them, and asks for more. I think it’s just going to take some time.

Tomorrow we’re going to try pureed watermelon to see if he likes that better than the feeder. I also want to make him some peas and carrots (one of my personal favorites), but I forgot to grab carrots at the store! Maybe next week. AND, we’re going to take a trip to the farmer’s market this week. I can’t wait to get some nice SUPER FRESH produce!!

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3 Comments

  1. Eschelle on March 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    my little guys never liked those feeders like the nuby or w/e it’s called.

  2. Sara on March 29, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Mine little one hated the feeders too. She was much happier just being able to use her fingers when she got to that stage. That seems SOO long ago! She’s 15 1/2 months now.

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  3. Brea on March 29, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you so very much! Smalls still has not grasped how to pinch his foods, but he really wants to feed himself, so I figured I’d try. He does like it with ice chips for teething, though!

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