Friday, 9 September 2011
How much is getting in?
Hello to Lyn! It's great to read about someone else's simultaneous experience. A does something similar to what you describe with watermelon. It seems almost like she's "juicing" the watermelon, letting the juice run out of her mouth and swallowing whatever's left. It's hilarious to watch, but not at all clear if anything's going in.
Baby A is getting better and better with her (almost) pincer grasp, so we've broken out the Cheerios. I offer her a few periodically throughout the day and she gobbles them up. We've also had some recent success with chicken paprikash (my grandmother's recipe) and steamed cauliflower.
I do have to confess one weakness on my part: I've started occasionally feeding her. It's still solids that she has to chew and it's only after she seems not interested anymore and I don't force anything in her mouth, but I do hold it near her mouth for her and give her the chance to open her mouth. Am I terrible? I feel guilty doing it every time, but I worry that she's not really eating anything. Will she start? Should I be more patient?
Posted by newblwer at 01:44