Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Adventures in Baby-led Weaning, take 2

Or, "Amelie Has an Impressive, Impressive Cowlick."

Amelie's eating some turkey here. (If you look closely, you can see it in her hand.)The rest of the things on her plate are bananas and sugar snap peas.


And a video (this is from a few weeks ago, but if you compare it to the earlier video of her eating, I'd say she's downright eating with gusto).

So far, Amelie's eating a lot of different foods -- and she seems excited to try a few bites and chew, but she's not eating a whole lot of any of them (except sometimes banana. She can eat a half a banana in one sitting).

Here's a list of what she's eating now: avocado, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, squash, peas, sugar snap peas, green & red bell pepper, cucumber, sweet potato, regular potato, blueberries, apple slices, apple sauce, pear, banana, oatmeal, brown rice, chicken, turkey, ham, sausage, ground beef, beef & barley stew, hummus, lentils, refried beans, pasta noodles, baby mum-mums (a rice cracker), cheerios, crust of baguette, tortilla, Ritz cracker*, and that's all I can think of right now.

*We think she might have just a little bit of sensitivity to wheat. Though she'd taken a bite of bread and pasta on occasion, a day after she ate an entire Ritz cracker** she broke out in a little bit of a bumpy rash on her chest, so we've stopped giving her anything with wheat in it, since some of the baby books say to hold off on that until 9 months anyway.

** When I do dishes, I usually put Amelie on the counter in her bumbo chair. Well, just watching me is not all that interesting, so she likes to explore the counter around her. This time, she grabbed the box, took the sleeve of crackers out, took the cracker out of the sleeve, and shoved the entire thing in her mouth. Then she chewed it up and ate it all. Now that's determination.

Right now, she's eating two meals a day, usually with two or three foods at each meal, and her diapers have started to get quite a bit stinkier!

1 comment:

  1. She's really eating in the video!! And smart and determined -- which I think we already knew. And she is NEVER stinky!!