Thursday, April 26, 2012

Big Girl Foodies

Our eight month old daughter is already a very opinionated little girl.
She has decided that she is too big for pureed food.
Last week she refused to eat any type of solids.
I didn't understand what was going on 
because she had loved them before.
I tried giving her all of her favorites:
mangos, squash, peaches,
but she just was not having it.
She wouldn't even open her mouth 
when I tried to feed her.
Then I realized that the only thing I had been able to get her to eat
that week was bananas (which I don't puree,
just break into small pieces) and puffs.
I thought I might be on to something
so I steamed some carrots, cut them into small pieces
then gave them to her to see what she did.

She loved them.
EC has had nothing but
little finger foods since then
and she has been loving every meal.
She's getting to be such a big girl.


  1. She is such a big girl! It should be easier to fix things for her now. You can offer her a lot more variety. I know her cousin Adeline loves black beans. I would have never thought to give them to a baby.

  2. Little miss independent, there’s a couple of books about raising strong willed children. Since you already have two kids (a 29 yo and baby girl), and pg with another, it might be something worth reading.