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Subject: Re: 1st Foods Date: 9/16/2012 8:09 AM
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My grandson pretty much inevitably dumped his food when he had access to it at your son's age till 18 months. So we didn't leave the bowl/dish on his high chair tray unless we were holding it or helping him hold the spoon (so one of his hands was occupied!), and gave him only a couple pieces of finger food at a time (he'd sometimes throw them overboard, too, even if he was still eating, even though we took away the food and declared the meal DONE whenever he did it). But he never cared about feeding himself. At 20 months, he still doesn't care if he feeds himself or someone else spoon-feeds him.

Rowan's faves included (and still include) full-fat, plain Greek yogurt or with chopped fresh fruit stirred in (banana, peach, cherries cut off the pit), muenster or similar cheese melted onto multi-grain toast and cut into little dice, and regular (nt babyhood) old-fashioned oatmeal with whole milk. He seemed to like veggies mixed together better than individual veggies, often mixed with protein (tofu, minced chicken or beef) as soup or stew. ASian soups and stir fries have always been particular faves. He likes crumbled burger with ketchup stirred in (DD sez he;ll eat pretty much anything with ketchup stirred in--and he otherwise isn;t fond of tomatoes--DD thinks it's the salt). Most of all, he likes just about anything that comes directly off of Mama's, Daddy's or Nana's plate ;-)

He's not fond of broccoli but loves cooked cabbage, which I think is almost as healthy (cabbage is sweeter and less bitter than broccoli, so not really a surprise). Since he loves cheese, he'll eat some veggies he isn't super-crazy about if they have a little cheese sauce/melted cheese on them. Just like his father when DD first met him ;-)

At 9 months, DGS nursed (or drank bottled breast milk) upon waking (an hour or two before breakfast), just before mid-day nap (usually after lunch), just before late-afternoon nap (which IIRC was gone by age 1), and just before bedtime. This left him hungrier for meals.
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