Our twin girls are such messy eaters that I recently considered training our dog Miles to lick their high chairs clean. Ava refuses to wear a bib. As soon as we secure one upon her neck, she rips it off like a first grader opening his Christmas presents. To top it off, she swipes at her food as if her hands were a pair of windshield wipers.
Kaitlyn smashes her carrots with her sippy cub. The mush ends up everywhere, in their hair, on their clothes, on the seats, and on the floor. Oh, bless the floor. “Here boy, come lick up this mess.”
I mopped the floor twice yesterday. So to save the floors and their cute outfits, I came up my newest solution: eat outside, naked. Problem solved.
People Food. At almost 10 months, the girls are right in the middle of learning to eat people food, a.k.a. non-baby food mush. I realize that hard work now will mean easier meal times later, but this is a challenge. It’s messy and time-consuming. I cook their meals separately than our adult food, because their little digestive systems aren’t ready to our seasoned palates.
Today’s menu consists of an appetizer of Cheerios, then on to unseasoned diced chicken, diced carrots, and diced french cut green beans. Unfortunately for the girls, I’ve run out food ideas. That’s what they have consumed pretty much every day this month. Until we get the doc’s okay, we’re having to avoid fruits due to acid reflux. See my post on that difficult journey.
Mom’s Best Buy. A friend introduced me to Walmart’s Great Value carrots. They are already cooked, diced, and stored in individual containers, perfect for sharing for two. I was boiling my own carrots then chopping them up. These, I can keep in the pantry till it’s chow time. Love this time saver. Thanks Faith for your suggestion!
QUESTION: Alright parents, I’m ready for your suggestions. What first ‘people foods’ did you feed your babies. Also, how did you prepare them?