Monday, January 3, 2011

Eating Struggles

So, my child does not like food. I know what you're thinking, how did Bethany and Tyler give birth to a child who does not like food?! Yes, it's a mystery to us as well. When Brayden, was 6 months old we tried baby food. He hated it!! We tried apples, bananas, squash, sweet potatoes, and I can't even remember what else. He didn't like any of it. He wouldn't open his mouth unless we made him laugh or put our finger to his lips. When we did manage to get some food in his mouth, he would gag and make the most awful face. So, we did that every day for about 3 weeks. Finally, I decided maybe he just wasn't ready and we would give it a rest and try again at 7 months. So, we tried again and guess what? He still hated it! So, now he's at the point where he can try finger foods. My friend Megan told me about "baby-led weaning". Basically, it's skipping baby food altogether and going straight to table food and letting the baby choose what to put in his mouth and how much. Now, we had given Brayden a baby rice cake and he did so good with it. He would hold it in his hand and bite it and eat the whole thing so we just knew that "baby-led weaning" was perfect for us! So far we have tried bananas and carrots and right now he just treats them like a toy and squishes them in his hand. Hopefully soon he will start putting them in his mouth just like the rice cake!

Here are some Christmas card outtakes that I just love!

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