Saturday, August 19, 2006

Day 180 - Juicy Fruit

Today's First Time Parenting Tip - Mix the fruits in with other foods your baby is a fussy eater

Once your baby gets on fruit, there's a chance he'll start only wanting that sweet flavor and start rejecting the cereal and vegetables he was eating so well up until this point. Can't say I blame them...the cereal and vegetables taste pretty gross. But, without daily cereal and veggies, your baby might not be getting the vitamins and nutrients they need to grow and stear clear of conditions like anemia.

If your baby starts to turn the other way when vegetables and cereal comes near, try these two things.

For cereal, you can try mixing the fruit right into the cereal. Gerber makes one with bananas in it too. That way he'll be eating the fruit and the cereal all at once, and it'll taste good for him too.

For veggies, it's a little more complicated, since a mix of fruits and vegetables would be uber-gross. Instead, alternate spoonfuls. Get him in the mood to eat with a spoonful of fruit, and then trick him into gobbling down the veggies with a heaping portion of peas. Repeat.

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Anonymous Much More Than A Mom said...

Good idea!

8:26 AM  

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