Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Food woes...

New things Jay has tried lately:
Waffles, red pepper, cookies, eggs, toast, strawberries, blueberry smoothies, Popsicles, raw carrots and dip, pasta with Alfredo, Wheat thin sticks, cupcakes, and garage sale price tag stickers.

What has he actually liked? Waffles, cookies, and wheat thin sticks.

I feel like other people don't have problems with their kids eating food -or if they do it is because the kids are being stubborn (and maybe that is my problem too).

Jay knows what he likes, and he hasn't been too keen on trying other foods. He also loves baby food, applesauce and yogurt fed with a spoon (I guess without a spoon too)

Or anything in those expensive pouches- he can suck it right out!
Or this kind for all ages.
I'd have to say that the thing that has helped MOST so far is this book. "First Meals and More"
I have checked it out from the local library at least 3 different times in the past year.
It answers a lot of questions (it is in question and answer format) and also includes recipes to try. I haven't actually tried any of the recipes but it inspired me to mix up some ham,nectarine and peas in my baby food grinder. Of course Jay hated it. He has tried the regular foods I have attempted to grind up or mix and has hated them all. I think it is the texture. I just keep trying and I guess that is all I can do:)
I was also inspired by the book to make John a fresh fruit smoothie (with no dairy). He has a swollen uvula (the hangy ball in the back of your throat) because the tube they had down his throat for surgery today pinned it in a weird position and now it is swollen. It hurts him a bunch to talk and swallow. Good thing I watched 20 min. of baby sign language videos on YouTube last night and taught them to him this morning. He (John, not Jay) can say "eat", "drink", "more", "all done", "bath", "cheese" and "cracker". Now we need to teach Jay the signs. OK back to the smoothie. It had fresh strawberries (that I stuck in the freezer last night because I thought that I wouldn't get a chance to use them- so frozen), blueberries, a bit of nectarine, a bit of banana, a few tablespoons of water AND my special ingredient: A bomb pop (Popsicle)YUM.
Any food advice for getting Jay the food that he needs? I also read that babies under 2 should be getting supplements (vitamins) after they go off formula. What kind?


Anonymous said...

Mix everything with applesauce
and see if he eats it. :)

Lori said...

Love the fact that you and John talk through baby sign language. Hahaha! Hope you feel better, John!

Ruby said...

hey girl, I know how you feel! The thing is to KEEP OFFERING. Babies take up yo 15 offerings of a new food/flavour/texture to decide if they really like or dislike something. Your job is to offer a healthy, varied diet. Your kid then decides how much and what he'll eat. Remember that!

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