Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Suckin' up Pears.

This is my daughter eating breakfast. I wish I would have thought of this sooner!!!

She won't eat baby food anymore, at least she won't let me feed her anything anymore. She is so stubborn and independent and has the worst temper! She gets really mad at jarred baby food: she shakes her head no, attacks the spoon with both arms, refuses to open her mouth, will eat it only to spit it back out again, or will just cry and scream and hit her tray! I went to a lot of trouble to import this fine selection of baby food from various countries: Germany, Sweden, Poland, America, Canada, Italy... EAT IT KID!!!

But she won't.

I can't make her.

She wins.

...or does she???

Let's not forget I've been a mommy for nearly 11 years. She's just been a baby for one. I have experience on my side! I won big time by pulling out a bendy STRAW. It's great. She just sucks up the fruit like a little baby smoothie... There is no mess: no faces or hands to wipe, no food on the floor, no food in her hair... or my hair, the high chair is clean, no dirty bib... Just a little Poozle sucking on a straw for five minutes. YAY! Breakfast is done, there is no food on the floor, everyone is happy...

I'm sure there is a good reason why parents everywhere aren't pureeing everything and feeding it to their kids via straw until the age of three, but until she sucks up some of more of this expensive imported baby food she will have to deal with the straw. ...but she likes the straw, because if she didn't she wouldn't have anything to do with it.

PS - This only works with foods that are runny and that she likes to eat. :)


Ingrid said...

I'm sure you will win, you are smart :-)) . The straw technic is new to me. Great idea. Bad that I wont have any more babies to try it on. Hugs.

Julie said...

hmm, this is very tempting even though Tristan is past all the runny stuff! He only uses the spoon for the first couple bites and then uses his hand to scoop everything in his mouth...yogart, applesauce, anything that can be scooped. :)


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