Getting DD to eat has been a constant struggle since the day she was born. She was a lazy nurser (only liked the let down) and didn’t like to work hard for anything – like the hind milk. Now that she is older, getting her to try new foods (or any food for that matter) continues to be a daily struggle.
We started DD on “food” (cereal), when she was just over 4 months old, and then slowly introduced veggies and fruits. One of the most successful times that DD was eating was around the times when she was able to start feeding herself. This new skill was so intriguing that she put nearly everything and everything into her mouth. Somethings were welcome, while other things were not. Around 8 to 12 months she ate a lot of blueberries and Cheerios. We were so pleased that she could feed herself (and that she was actually eating).
Cheerios quickly became a staple in our home and speaking with some of my local prenatal class Mom’s, their kids all loved Cheerios too and almost became a mini life saver. The act of eating (grabbing a Cheerio and putting it into their mouth), was stimulating enough to keep the kids entertained for a little while!
Getting picky eaters to fill their tummy can be very difficult and frustrating, once the luxury of being able to feed herself wore off, I had to get inventive with the way I presented food to her. I tend to try to make food exciting, like using cut outs, so far this has been the most successful way to get DD to eat, but if you have any more suggestions, please send them my way!
When we first found out that we were having a baby, I signed up to Baby Center and joined a community of Mothers who were due the same month as I was. It was amazing to hear the stories of Moms to be (just like me), who were going through the exact same things that I was going through and it really felt comforting to know that I could always check in on those ladies to see how things were coming along. I was more of a lurker than an active member, but I can’t express how wonderful it was to be able to read about similar stories such as mine with terrible morning sickness and scary ultrasounds, it made me feel normal. Eventually, those women ended becoming a Mom and Baby Center opened up a whole new avenue of advise, information and friendships.
Cheerios and Baby Center have teamed up to make a special section on the Baby Center Site called First Foods. Through this website, you can get all the info you would ever want or need about getting your baby to eat! The site is easy to navigate and even has foods broken down by age group right up to 36 months (age 3).
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