Month 9 is quickly approaching! 3/4 of a year. 3 months until 1 year old. 90 measly days.
Hard to believe, still. You’d think it would have felt longer with all we’ve been through, but I guess it only feels like a long time when you’re in the moment. The sickness has felt like forever, not so much his life.
The older he gets, of course the more we have to think about what he’s eating, what he SHOULD be eating- what he should be trying. What’s safe, what’s unsafe.. what to take the risk of gag reflex on for the purpose of practice.
There’s table food, which is risky business.. and then the easy stuff like Puffs and Mum Mums and Yogurt Bites and Biter Biscuits and a whole slew of other things your kid can chew on that with just a little bit of gumming, dissolves in their mouths.
And then.. there’s stage 3 baby food. According to the baby food manufacturers is for babies 9 months+.. but we’ve never had much luck with it in the past.
The consistency… is thick. Very thick. Like a paste. And then there’s the chunks of random crap throughout it. Chunks of meat that tastes more like dog food, chunks of pasta that isn’t really cooked, chunks of miscellaneous fruits that are a serious choking hazard.
I can’t for the life of me remember when we actually attempted that crap with Holden, I just remember him NEVER wanting anything to do with it. On taste alone, I don’t blame him.. but the chunks were the main problem. Lots of gagging, lots of choking, lots of crying. He just couldn’t handle it. I don’t think he EVER successfully ate stage 3 baby food, which leads me to wonder: will Parker?
Parker is a big fan of puffs and mum mums, but we’ve yet to have a good experience with any table food other than fries and potato chips (healthy!). Everything else he begs for, reaches for.. and then when he gets it, he cries and spits it out. The THICK stage 2 baby foods? Loathes them with a passion. He’d rather it be runny like a soup. Talk about a big disgusting mess.
I wish i’d started this blog much sooner because then I would have a detailed record of when we started Holden on certain things and how he did with them. Even though i’ve been through this stage of life once before, it’s like foreign territory to me now. I have NO idea what to give him or when to start him on things.. if we’re behind or ahead. You can never go by what websites say- they always use the most advanced babies to make you feel like your baby is way behind, therefore making you start things before they’re ready.
And i’m not so sure about the ‘readiness’ factor either. In certain cases, I feel like if you wait until they are ‘ready’.. they’ll just never BE ready.
Any moms with a 9 month old out there want to share some insight on what your little one is and isn’t eating? Feel like I should be the one to give advice, but i’m drawing a blank!
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