Sometimes our kid is so goofy!, February 22, 2009, 6:37 p.m.
From Brian: In an attempt to determine if he dislikes the taste of peas or if he disliked the texture of homemade mushed peas a couple of nights ago, Beanie’s Mommy had the idea to try to feed him store-bought peas baby food last night. Did he eat it?
Here comes the choo-choo!, February 22, 2009, 6:39 p.m.
The short answer is yes, he ate it! Therefore, it might be that he just didn’t enjoy the texture of homemade versus the smoothness of the store-bought. Or maybe he’s finally getting accustomed to vegetables.
Yup, he'll eat at least a few bites, February 22, 2009, 6:36 p.m.
The long answer is that he’ll eat some, but eventually gets disenchanted with the concept. He likes to grab our spoon or otherwise interfere with our feeding him. Below is a photo of him holding a plastic spoon–an ingenious “decoy” that Mommy used to occupy one of his hands to give her a cleaner, er, more accurate shot at approaching his mouth with the food.
His playing with this spoon allows us to feed him without interference--unless he uses it as a shield!, February 22, 2009, 6:38 p.m.
Eventually, he has a bit too much fun with the decoy. He waves it about, often dropping it and leaving us without a decoy unless we pick it up for him (and potentially cleaning it in case his puts it in his mouth). He can block us, dueling spoon-to-spoon. He can bang the decoy around, possibly knocking over his bowl of food! Thus, we might detain one of his arms in order to feed him.
Mommy keeps the hand holding the decoy at bay while she feeds him, February 22, 2009, 6:39 p.m.
All in all, it was somewhat successful. Eventually, he clamped his mouth and tried to dodge the food, but not before we fed him most of his dinner.
Baby food face, February 22, 2009, 6:36 p.m.