feeding habits

Baby Takes a Pass on Putrid Peas

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These peas shall not pass!

My name is Maddie and I have been pretty accommodating thus far. At 6-months old, I’m not terribly hard to get along with. Sure, I fire up a little temper tantrum now and again. Sometimes I even wake my parents up two, maybe three times a night. But trust me when I tell you that it is for their own good.

In all modesty, I’m not too hard on the eyes either, at least that’s what I tend to overhear. So with all these things going for me, why are my strange little parents trying to feed me peas?

Have you ever seen this mess? It’s some kind of funky fluorescent green concoction that smells like death and tastes even worse. What do I look like, some kind of mini-vegetable landfill?

I’m a good kid and for my age, I exhibit a surprising amount of patience. I let them feed me a wide range whacky combos including bananas and brown rice and even carrots apples and parsnips. So it’s not like I’m picky or anything, but I draw the line at peas.

“C’mon Maddie,” they tell me, “It’s got pears to blunt the nasty taste!”

HAAAAA – Then dig in yourself Stay Home PaPa!!

The audacity of these silly parents is mind-boggling. Hey Maddie, found an old diaper for you to chew on, but I spiced it up with some lemon meringue pie filling. Sure that sounds great guys, I might have been born at night, but it wasn’t last night!

So here I sit in my little bumbo chair as these brain surgeons try to poison me with this toxic green sludge. At one point, I had to launch a strategic sneeze which spackled my Dad with the few peas that actually made into my mouth. Ask my dad how those peas tasted.

Anyway, if you know either one of them, please hit them with a call or a text and tell them that Maddie will NOT succumb to this foul stew. Not today and not ever – PEACE not peas!

Solid Food Train Grinds to a Halt

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Go with the flow people!

The baby has been a real trooper with all the new food we have sent her way this week. There are certainly some drawbacks to introducing the baby to the world of solid food. I will spare everyone the gory details, but solid food has definitely impacted the world of diaper changing. My wife has yet to encounter the power and the glory of the solid food diaper, but I feel confident that her time will come sooner than later.

After a few banner days with bananas, we decided to move on to the whacky world of vegetables. Maddie was not afraid to decorate the kitchen with banana last night, so today we decided to let her spruce up the cooking area with some mashed avocado.

We followed the same solid food procedure that we used with the banana, we gave Maddie a little piece of avocado to sample while we smashed up the rest. There’s just one problem, this sandy exotic vegetable doesn’t mash up quite as well as the bananas.

Maddie seemed ok with the taste, but was definitely having some swallowing issues and was getting frustrated. At this point, it was impossible to tell if Maddie was running out of patience or if the process a swallowing something with a little more substance was not appealing to her. Either way, this feeding event was not going as well as the bananas did.

Since we are in no great hurry to get the baby immersed into the world of solid food – we decided that for now, we will be sticking to foods that are easier to liquefy. As we get further into the world of feeding the baby solid food, we are realizing that the entire process is as much of a learning process for us, as it is for Maddie.