Feeding a baby solids can be a lot of work. There’s the purchasing, the preparation, the feeding itself, then the clean-up – which can easily take an hour in itself. The whole process is so time-consuming that I’ve pretty much ditched it in favor of just feeding Lucy whatever (soft, swallow-able) food I’m eating myself. It’s also easier to hold her while she’s eating, rather than get out the huge high chair which inevitably gets smeared food, or to feed her outside (where the birds get to clean up!).
The farmer’s market is one of my favorite places for baby feeding. Lucy enjoys trying something new each time, and it’s fun to give her little bites of foods I don’t make at home. Sweet corn tamales were one of the first foods she ever tried. She even liked this soft, mushy treat dipped in tomatillo salsa, which I think means she’s a true Angeleno.
Her friend Violet, a veteran eater who turns 1 this weekend, was also a big fan 🙂
Even with a baby, eating can be easy!
KatiaMarch 15, 2017 at 8:59 am
Great idea to feed your baby outside when the baby and you together enjoying the fresh air! Do you think it’s safe to give your baby those market foods? Maybe it’s better and healthier to make a picnic with foods you cooked at home? You mentioned that Lucy ate sweet corn tamales. Was it ok for her? One time I gave the cooked corns to our 2 years old son and then found all the corns in the next poop:). I understand that it’s difficult to digest those corns for the baby’s stomach. Since then I avoid to give it to my son.
Amelia WinslowMarch 17, 2017 at 2:44 pm
I think it’s normal for corn to come out whole – I’m not sure why but it seems to happen to both kids and adults alike! It was important to me that Lucy’s first foods be cooked well and soft, and in tiny bites, for safety reasons, but besides that I felt flexible on what she ate. I wanted it to be flavorful and tasty. Her very first food was broccoli pureed with breastmilk but after that I got a lot more creative 🙂