September 14, 2008

My Child Finally Eats Baby Food...

...but only in the bathtub. She LOVES her baths and I decided one day after she had made a mess in the family room that I should just try feeding her while in the tub - that way I could skip the clean-up step, too. So, just moments after she had refused to eat while in her high chair, she magically started opening her mouth and actually eating the food. It's been a week and a half since our little discovery and she's been eating dinner every night in the bathtub but refuses to eat the baby food any where else. This child is such a mystery to me, but I figure we'll just go with what works. I hope she's not going to need food therapy when she's older. Can't you just see her eating a bowl of cereal in the shower every morning?!?! I really thought that once she accepted the baby food once that it wouldn't be a problem to transition to eating in other, more normal places. But no luck yet. At least she's eating and after three and a half months of her refusing food I am just happy to make any progress.

5 comments:

Kimmy said...

SADIEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Auntie Kimmy Loves you!!!!

chante said...

YAY!!! You're so smart, Alicia, to make that connection. I never would have thought of that!

Btw- that picture of Sadie is ADORABLE!

Lori said...

great job being a resourceful mother, alicia. you never know, after a little longer, she might take to eating in normal places. what does she like to eat?

Alicia said...

Her favorite food so far is prunes! Which works out really nicely because she has been having trouble in that area, if you know what I mean. She doesn't really like the normal foods (carrots, peas, butternut squash, ect), but she really enjoys the blended fruits.

Lori said...

Actually, Fisher really likes prunes with his cereal. I bought one of those food grinders ($8.00 at Target). My mom had one, and I have always wanted one. I ground up some steamed broccoli tonight, and you would have thought that the world had ended. Ranting and railing and gnashing of teeth. He HATED it, even mixed with the squash. Ahh, we'll try again another time. So, I guess she'll have three rounded baths a day.