As our little one is beginning to transition from baby food to some table foods and trying new foods, it’s been fun to see her new adventure in what she likes and doesn’t like. She has her opinions even at 11 months old! Sometimes very strong opinions!!!! So as we were shopping at Walmart we decided to check out these little Gerber lil beanies…flavored and made with navy beans…healthy WIN! annnnndddd Good protein!! Not to mention it NON- GMO and has no coloring in it. These are two things I really strive to look for and watch for when feeding our Elle!
I feel like this has been the little stepping stone we have needed to get her to try some table foods…maybe it’s what you need to, I don’t know! But regardless we are sharing some of our own highlights of feeding below…
A few highlights for us…
- She gets excited now when I simply say ” Are you ready to eat? “
- If she seems me mixing up her cereal in the morning or evening she starts squealing and kicking her feet in excitement
- If I’m feeding her out of say a jar and a plastic container, if she doesn’t like what’s coming from the jar she watches when I scoop from it again and she pushes my hand away. That stinker…thankfully she has never spit it back out at me!
- She doesn’t like funny textures that’s for sure, she makes an awful face when that’s the case.
What we have started trying is some of the “melt in your mouth” snacks. Because she doesn’t have but one front-bottom tooth so no real finger foods for her yet! Although she can “gum” these as well as a piece of mind that they dissolve in her mouth rather quickly is a piece of mind she won’t choke!
I had read an article awhile back saying that these were great because it teaches them that something is in their mouth and they can feel it. Where as something softer like an egg to start with is too soft they can’t associate it in their mouth because they can’t feel it as well! Just an interesting idea there.
She’s starting to get excited now when she sees this gerber container/can! She knows the yummi-ness that’s coming from that snack! She can “gum” it and it keeps her occupied for “awhile”— but awhile is relevant in a toddlers world, that’s not really buying me a lot of extra time!!!! Can any of you mama’s relate?
Seeing her transition has been fun, slow and sometimes challenging! But I’m often reminding myself that I won’t be feeding her from a baby jar when she’s 5 years old! haha She will have fully transitioned by then — Until then we’ll keep on with what we’re doing and have fun while we’re at it.
Fellow Mama’s head to your local Walmart or choice of shopping location and head to the baby aisle for an awesome product to start transitioning your little one!