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!