Finger foods! How scary is that! I have postponed this stage for weeks now out of fear.
You hand your child food and expect them to chew it with NO TEETH!
Ok, my daughters have teeth, but only a few. Still, how is this going to work?
I am not ready but my daughters are so I had to do it. I had to try this. If they are showing me they can handle it who am I to hold them back.
Yesterday morning my husband and I decided on peas. Our doctor said that is a good vegetable to start with. All we have to do is steam them, cut them in half, and put them on their highchairs, and the girls would take care of the rest.
So, yesterday morning I made peas and cut them in half. Ok not half, I cut them so they were pretty much invisible. After they were all cut up and ready to serve I got nervous.
I wanted to make sure the peas I made were soft enough so I started eating them.
By the time I was done testing the peas I had very few left!
We came to the conclusion that the skin was dangerous anyway and moved on to carrots.
I steamed carrots and then thought, hmmm are these soft enough?
I picked up a few and ate them but I wasn’t positive so I ate some more.
Once again, by the time I was done testing them, we hardly had any left.
We decided they were not soft enough anyway and moved on.
Which food is safe?
I cut up a banana into very very, very, very, small pieces, and brought them over to the girls.
I put some down in front of them and they just sat there.
“They can’t even see them.” My husband said as he picked one up and put it in Brielle’s mouth.
She seemed ok so I picked one up and put it in Alexis’s mouth.
Alexis started coughing!
“That’s it! We tried! No more!” I said as I ran away with the cut up bananas.
I came back with pureed bananas and apples and the girls ate them happily.
The cut up bananas, peas, and carrots, are in the trash and that is where they will stay.
Maybe we will try again in a couple of weeks!