At Aidan's 9 month check-up earlier this month we were told by his Pediatrician that we really needed to focus on feeding him all different types of food. Mainly finger food, if possible. Apparently the period between 9 and 12 months is crucial to a baby's food preferences. He told us that after a child turns a year old they will be less willing to try different foods.
I have to tell you that this made me a little stressed out. The pressure is on. Atleast, I feel like it's on.
Friends tell me that this isn't the biggest of deals. In fact, some of my friends with children the same age as Aidan have not been given these guidelines by their Pediatricians.
What's a Mama to do?
I honestly feel that it's best for Aidan, and for me, to feed him as many different foods as possible. It's a good thing to have a well-rounded palette.
I also don't want to have that kid who only eats orange food. You know, macaroni & cheese, chicken fingers and goldfish. No. Way.
So far I've been doing my best to give him "big people" food that Jason and I eat. He's had fajitas, ravioli, stuffed chicken breast, and a variety of other foods. He even feasted on turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and cranberries at Thanksgiving.
One word of warning for my friends about to embark on a similar journey... The mess is unbelievable!
Aidan's favorite foods so far?
What foods does/did your kiddo like to eat at Aidan's age?
Is This Thing On?
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