Today marks one whole month since we started baby-led solids, and I continue to learn new things when introducing my baby to new foods. Here are a few:
- Buttercup does not like her food cold (ie: fridge temperature). I have to let it get nearer to room temperature otherwise she makes weird faces
- Buttercup's food attention span is noticeably longer when others are eating with her. Dinner is her best meal because Hubby and I are both there. Interesting!
- I have started keeping a container in the fridge where I store little pieces of baby-sized finger foods during the course of the day. For example, if I'm making myself something that would be appropriate for Buttercup, I'll set a little bit aside for her. Also, if I cut up some food for her meal and she doesn't eat it all I stick the untouched pieces in her container (anything that has gotten baby saliva on it gets discarded because the digestive enzymes in it break down the food and cause bacterial growth). When it's mealtime I just grab her container from the fridge and there are several ready made options in there for her. This is particularly helpful since Buttercup now eats more than one thing at a meal. I do make sure nothing stays in the container for more than a couple of days, and wash the container frequently.
I have more to say, but I'll save it for another day. Until then - Happy Eating!