Bib Versus a Poncho

These photos are evidence that my daughter needs a poncho, not a bib. (She’s actually a fairly neat eater, thank goodness, but these were just too cute not to share with you all.)

Trying rice cereal at 4 months.

Trying rice cereal at 4 months.

When we first started feeding Emily “solid” foods, her favorites were sweet potato, banana, and peas.  Most fruity baby foods smell fairly appetizing, as well as quite a few of the vegetables. However, if you are new to mommyhood or have never been around jarred baby food, let me tell you something: jarred beef is the nastiest of all baby food! It smells disgusting and has the worst texture! Ham is a close second. Jarred turkey and chicken aren’t too bad.

Trying sweet potato at 5 months.

Trying sweet potato at 5 months.

Even though Emily now has almost all of her teeth, she still obviously can’t chew on any pieces of meat that are too tough. Tiny pieces of chicken sometimes even make her gag. She has to learn about different textures and how to chew.  My husband and I are trying to establish good eating habits with her, so we offer her a variety of foods.  It makes me feel good seeing her nosh on avocado chunks, diced tomatoes, chopped banana, etc.

Deelish!

Deelish!

She really likes pasta, probably because it’s soft and bite-sized. She’s always asking for “new-news” (noodles).  She also seems to like olives and mushrooms, which I do not like to eat at all!

Licking the chocolate pudding out of the cup.

Licking the chocolate pudding out of the cup.

Have a nice Sunday and thanks again for reading my blog! I’m always looking for new snacks to feed my daughter, so if you have any ideas, please share them with me in a comment below. 🙂

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