quand l’appétit va, tout va

Posted on: 23 November 2012

Nestlé, Enfamil, and Similac have sent us what feels like four households’ worth of formula samples and coupons. But why bother with formula when breastfeeding is free? In a similar vein, why buy “stage one” baby cereal and prepare purées when I can just give Ashelyn morsels of what I’m eating?

Luckily, she seems to agree. In the past month and a half she’s tried:

  • avocado
  • broccoli
  • banana
  • egg yolk
  • pomelo
  • papaya
  • cantaloupe and honeydew
  • tofu
  • shiitake mushroom
  • zucchini
  • bits of rice, noodle, Cobs bread
  • steamed carrot
  • mandarin orange
  • dumpling and bun innards
  • fish
  • tomato
  • grape bites
  • dried persimmon
  • sweet potato

And our tooth count is still at zero! Ashelyn’s a good sport and has yet to refuse anything we offer. (I thought pomelo and egg yolk were misses, but she seemed to like yolk when it showed up again on the menu. As for pomelo, we haven’t gotten our hands on another one since the initial try.) The sour gollum face has mostly been replaced by the frantic MMH! MMMHH! that means food not coming fast enough.


How genius is a bib with sleeves?

I think we hit the jackpot with this girl – she doesn’t even make much of a mess when she eats! In fact, she gets kind of weirded out by squishy foods sticking to her hands. I know baby-led weaning is supposed to be baby self-feeding, but Ashelyn doesn’t mind if we pop a bite directly into her mouth, either.


3 Responses to "quand l’appétit va, tout va"

How did she like papaya? It was a definite miss here – our only one so far.

Papaya was a hit. We’d frozen some, intending to make smoothies, but then she and I ate them all …

[…] chose baby-led weaning. Because who wants to bother with separate food prep for munchkin? Certainly not I. We try to avoid […]

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