Feeding him just gets better and better though, he started eating little finger foods about a month ago and it IS messier but so much fun. :)
Anyway, yeah, I have been busy in the kitchen-making baaaaby food for my little one. It’s been quite fulfilling and inspiring to go to the farmer’s market and find things to feed him. I think it has also made me EVEN MORE intentional about what Sean and I eat. Buying organic and eating fresh is important.
|Breakfast: Fig, blueberries, Oat Cereal swirled with prunes, purple rice puff stars|
I am trying to be intentional about a lot of things I do with Isaak.
I want to instill healthy eating habits and give him great experiences with food and the preparation of food. Letting your little ones be involved in the kitchen is so important. Even just the other day, Isaak was intrigued with watching the mixer swirl my pizza dough around. He's going to grow up with that and have the whole memory of mixing dough with the smell of the yeast and the italian seasoning-I love being able to instill those kinds of traditions and memories.
|Sweet potatoes, zucchini, and beet|
I have also learned by reading books and websites here and there that it's not good to make eating an “issue” with your baby. Letting them take the spoon and feed themselves, not forcing them to eat could be key. Make it fun, with different colors, textures, and smells. You can introduce mild spices around 8 months.
Another really good tip that my sister-in-law, Barbie, gave me is to feed them lots of variety early on. One of her children began eating solids in the summer and there was lots of fresh fruits and veggies available to give. This child is not a picky eater and more adventurous. However, another child of hers started eating in the fall and there was less variety to give, this child is more of a picky eater.
|steamed carrot finger food|
Wholesome Baby Food
Homemade Baby Food Recipes
|Isaak's chewing face|