Baby Led Solids: Research & Experiments

Baby Led Solids: Research & Experiments

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Green Pepper, take 4

One morning as I was cutting a green pepper Buttercup tootled into the kitchen. Upon seeing the pepper she begged me for it, so I plopped her in her chair and gave her a slice for her very own. She only ate half a slice at this sitting, but she has gleefully eaten these again since. It does seem as if she prefers red peppers to green ones, though. 

This has been an interesting food to watch Buttercup eat along her evolutionary eating path. The first time I gave her pepper she wasn't interested at all. I think this is due to the fact that she was toothless and unable to do anything but suck on it.  For quite some time Buttercup ate her peppers either lightly steamed or as part of a cooked entreĆ©. This worked better since Buttercup was sans teeth until 10.5 months. Now she is able to use her little teeth to scrape and bite the pepper.

It's nice that Buttercup is able to enjoy more foods raw now. This means less work for me and more nutrients for her!

PROS: still high in vitamin C
CONS: some tools required (teeth)

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