self-feeding: starting the fork

k started to feed herself with the feeding spoon, though not entirely independently yet. we scoop the food and she holds the spoon with food into her mouth, takes it out and hands the spoon back to us herself.

we didn’t start thinking about the next step of self-feeding yet. but as k’s daycare was growing in number of students, they thought the toddlers could learn to eat some of their meals independently with a fork. Continue reading “self-feeding: starting the fork”

first solid!

i talked to other new moms, read The Wholesome Baby Food Guide and looked at the pediatrician’s feeding guide. while cereal is a common first food, we had to be mindful of k’s wheat allergy and we were concerned about arsenic in rice. instead, we decide to start k with a vegetable *read note 1. some vegetables have a sweeter taste, especially the yellow / orange / red color vegetables, so i decided k’s first food would be green!

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solids: gathering information – part 3

as k’s first solid meal was coming close, i had to make sure i had all the tools ready. here were the pieces i prepared as well as some new tools i added as her food experience continued.

tools

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