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September 10, 2008

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Abbey Lockwood

I like how you're thinking on the whole food issue... Smart mom! We didn't do rice either, but did do oatmeal, and I've been really pleased that Sarah likes a very wide range of foods. So far she's not refused anything. She definitely has her favorites, but we all do. I also like the idea of focusing on veggies first, then fruits so as not to encourage a huge sweets fetish... Sarah could eat her weight in either broccoli or grapes.

redsie

These are so sweet! Love the sequence!! And that last one - LOL! :)

Becky (finsup)

I love his sweet little bald head!

heatherbauers

Nathaniel LOVES freshly baked sweet potatoes. I think that was a great first food to give Simon.

Another really good one is oatmeal.

Something we've done is just grinded up what we are having and give it to Nathaniel. He still does not have teeth (10months) so we don't leave too many chunks, but he really enjoys all the variety. Both my boys are pretty well rounded eaters, although Andrew is now a toddler and exerting his independance. Not sure how much of that is just him though.

Anyway, love the pictures. Definitely ones to keep for memories forever. Isn't it wonderful we can do that?

Way to go Simon!! Now watch mom...he'll keep wanting those solids now that he's gotten a taste.

Renee

Just wanted to let you know, they sell pre-made baby food in these little jars...just kidding :) I agree about the picky eater thing. I was a picky eater, and have managed to raise TEN non picky eaters. And we are counting everyone from my two and three year olds, up to my twelve year old. Everyone of them will eat whatever (if if they don't like it) with a smile. With ten, its not just luck.

brenda

So cute. What a great memory to have captured. He looks a little unsure.

tara pollard pakosta

i fed my kids food early, they really reached for it and knew exactly what to do. i was big on giving them what we ate, not the jarred stuff. they did great. i just stuck to the basics to avoid allergies. sweet potatos, peas, bananas, green beans, chicken etc. mine had teeth at 3 months so chewing wasn't an issue! they are not that picky now either. at least not as picky as most of their friends/cousins. simon is a cute eater!
tara

Rebecca

I know Simon is too young for this right now, but here's how we handle "I don't like that" at our house. (which isn't heard often.) We follow a "what's served is served" approach, too, but we still want them to eat. If they don't want to eat what's put on the table, they are free to make themselves an alternative: a sandwich,(usually pb & j), crackers and cheese, or a bowl of cereal, and have some fruit. The key is, they have to make it themselves. Of course, this only starts to work when they are actually old enough to handle making something for themselves. :) For my kids, it was around 3 yrs. old. Just thought I'd share!

Emily

Sounds like y'all are starting-out right. I did all that, too, and until Evelyne was about 14-15 months old she ate anything and everything. The least picky eater ever. Then out of nowhere the pickiness came...things that were her favorite, she refused to touch. It's annoying, but I give her limited options, and it's definitely gotten better over the past few months. She still has her days, but as long as I keep offering, she'll eventually eat it. Although some days she'll eat a TON of something she won't touch a week later, there doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason to it. My thing is that I refuse to make it a battleground or a power struggle. Oh, and I just saw this article recently about getting kids to eat healthy and thought you might be interested:http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/health/healthspecial2/15eat.html?_r=1&em&oref=slogin

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