Thursday, December 30, 2010
Melts in your Mouth
Twice a day (it's supposed to be every meal but that never happens), I strap Seraph into her chair and shove three bites of food into her mouth. Breakfast is apple-cinnamon stars! They melt in your mouth so I just grind them into her teeth a bit. The cinnamon is pretty potent for baby food. Her taste buds are fully in now but she's not used to tasting anything.....so we're working on getting used to tastes. She HATES it!
I leave a sippy cup in reach. (Filled with water, but I sometimes add some juice to the water)
The food does NOT go over well. Ever. But....she often grabs the sippy cup to help get rid of the flavors in her mouth.
When it's over, I have to wait til she's not crying before I can get her down. I usually hand her the sippy cup or put it down low where she can grab it. Sometimes I spy her sipping from it later. Yay!
Today I scooped up Angel and fed her the same way right along-side Seraph. She was a good helper! She helped me blow Kix around the table, too. (Seraph gets a big kick out of blowing the tiny Kix balls across the table...it helps distract her so we can take bites of food more often.)
It's incredibly important to Angel to show everyone that she can do anything her siblings can do -- even her lil sister ;) So, she LOVES being treated like Seraph....even if it means eating baby food.