6 months and learning to eat

Ive been giving bubs food for about a week or so now; and so far I think it is going ok.

It has been a learning curve for me as I just didn’t really know how to prep food for him or how to cook it.

I have to admit, I looked to the pouches of food to get him on to some first tastes. He loves them. I’ve been very careful to choose pouches with no fruit, as babies naturally like sweet things (and we have a family of sweet toothers!) so I would rather he tasted and ate things that were not sweet.

I say this because I understand how hard it is to know where to begin when it comes to feeding babies food; and I must say they have been a god send in helping me understand where to start and how to do it.

He loves the pouches, I’m just trying to figure out how to start adding textures so he can feel things in his mouth.

Also, admittedly, it’s nice not to have to clean up any mess except what is ok his face.

I know it’s important for him to play with food and explore textures of things, I just can’t seem to bring myself to let him do it. To be honest, he wants to eat it all anyway so that’s not a problem yet. I guess it will be when he starts to want to feed himself and for some reason the idea of the mess makes me a bit nervous.

I guess it feels as though when things are a mess my mind is a mess, so when baby makes a mess it seems to reflect into my mind that I am a bit of a mess.

It’s a very difficult thought process to be in. I understand the importance of it, but I’m adverse to it. I feel like I’m taking away from his experience to learn and develop himself and that leaves me with guilty feelings.

Perhaps as it gets warmer, I can let him go crazy with food outside where I can just hose the high chair down and hose the food away into the grass.

But, I’m pleased he loves food.

Although the first thing I have made for him, spag Bol, he loves but still was a bit funny about eating it.

Oh well, I will try again tomorrow with what I have made and if he doesn’t like it, start again and go back to purée for now and add textures slowly.

The story continues…

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