We've officially hit the "I-don't-want-baby-food-I-want-whatever-you-have-mom" stage, and it hit us HARD and OUT OF NOWHERE!
One day she was obsessed with her baby food, and puffs.. and now she won't even look at them. I know.. crazy! So I was off to the grocery store almost immediately. I ventured down the aisles on the hunt for the best (and safest) foods to give my 9 month old!
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Here's what a typical day of food looks like for her :
- Hard boiled egg (mashed/cut up)
*She isn't extremely interested in breakfast just yet, so she only eats about 1/4 of the egg as of now. I don't push it, because breastmilk is still her primary source of nutrition.. so if she doesn't finish, I just nurse her a little more.
- Mandarin orange cup (each individual orange cut in half, or thirds, depending on size)
- Turkey breast (shredded/ cut up into very small pieces)
- Gerber Puffs (she is slow fazing these out - but I still like to add a few to the mix)
*She will eat the entire cup of mandarin oranges. She is OBSESSED with them. I'm always careful with the Turkey breast, to make sure it is cut up properly. She likes feeding herself with her own hands, but will also allow me to jump in and help her out when she needs it!
- Meatball (one full sized, mashed/ cut up)
- Rice or potatoes (small portions at a time)
*Usually, she just eats what we eat. This is just an example, but for the most part, I take whatever we have and cut it into small pieces. Chicken, steak, pork, veggies, potatoes, beans, rice, etc. Small portions at a time, and very easy-to-swallow pieces!
We are still keeping baby food pouches, and cereal snacks on hand, just in case she has some weird regression (babies, am I right?). But for now this is what's working for us! I'm loving not stocking up on baby food as often!
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