Solid foods

8 Jan

Baby is starting to eat solid foods now, for reals you know, and it’s pretty amusing. I would say that about 15% of the time, he’s going to eat something that’s a little too big for his mouth/throat and throw up the whole lot of it, but about 85% of the time, he’s tossing it down. On the suggestion of baby mama’s Boston friends (whut whut to Boston!), we started him with frozen waffles, just to let him gnaw on the things. I had been feeding him out of hand for a while now, fruits mostly, but this was the first time we would just give him a big handful of food and let him chomp on it for a while.

We never went for the munchkin pack or it’s kin, that thing seems too sad to me (and this user’s submitted photo really confirms it for me).

Puffs are big in our household now, as are animal crackers (yep, Hatsengater’s, the crazy-ass Chinese ones that are shapeless but for the animal written on the cracker…’Zebra’ says one blob, ‘Snake’ says another equally shapeless one). These are treaty-treat-treats. Today we gave the little one some pizza. The thought was to cut it up small-like, but in the end, it worked tons better to give him the crust-side of a slice, with some pizza still on it. Man, too cute. And grapes, we quarter them, and he slurps them down as fast as he can get his grubby little paws on them. Anyhow, life is coming fast and hard for the little man. This week, I’m making chicken parmesan, we’ll see how that goes.

At the end of the day, the ongoing question of ‘bite-sized pieces he can’t choke on’ versus ‘big pieces he can grasp and gnaw/chew on’ has not yet been resolved. I know, gripping.

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