So, I tried the cheerio thing.
Went to the store.. of course, being the srtange new momma I bought a BIG box of them.
Took her home , put her in her high chair, took off her shirt/shorts as I usually do when she eats!!
Makes for easier clean up !
Put some cheerios in front of her and sat down to watch her.
After about 20-30 seconds of feeling them inher hand , she finally got one in her mouth .... and spit it back out.
Again, one in the mouth, spit it out.
She hates cheerios.
She has to be the only kid who doesnt like cheerios!
So now I have a big box of cheerios. HAHAHAH! Oh well.. next time I will buy in smaller quantities. For now, I have to get to eating some cheerios.
So, i had another idea.
Little bean ( her nickname ) loves beans. So i went to central market and bought some black beans. Soaked, washed and cooked them until the were mash. Then same feeding ritual.. semi-naked with mom staring at her.. She loved them. What little got into her mouth that is.
In her bath that night I found bean mash behind her ear!!
This finger food stage is wonderful.
I dont fret too bad over her nutrients. I know she will get some food in her mouth and a baby KNOWS when they are hungry. I just dont want her to associate finger foods with cookies and candy. I want her to learn about food in a good way.... hence the nutritional worry. ;-)