That’s right FRUIT! It’s so frustrating! I mean, who doesn’t like fruit? it’s nature’s candy for Pete’s sake! It’s sweet. It’s soft (or at least can be.) It’s colorful. It’s amazing!
Little Bean is not impressed. Any fruit given to him besides banana gets poked at, squished or thrown. The kid will attempt to put anything in his mouth. I mean ANYTHING: screws, bottle caps, wooden spoons, paper, tissues, but put a strawberry in front of him and he looks at you like you have 3 heads. He then proceeds to poke and squish it around his tray before crying for something else.
It’s a STRAWBERRY!
Or in this case, a grape…
He does the same with melon, oranges, blueberries, peaches, pears, apples, papaya, and pineapple. I’ve tried it all and will continue to do so because babies are FICKLE and he will see the err of his ways. He did the same thing with banana, egg, and avocado all of which he now eats daily and happily I might say.
So I thought I’d share a new adventure. This is my fruit therapy so to speak. Every day I give him a chance to try a new (or old) fruit. If he eats it (which has happen ONCE in 2 months) I do a happy dance. If he doesn’t, well, let’s just say Mommy will win in the end.
I find putting it on a fork makes him a bit more curious and willing to stick it in his mouth.
Umm yea.. it didn’t stay there long.
Ok, then, I had an egg ready so I gave him that. (click here too see one of our first egg adventures. He now eats 2 egg omelettes regularly.)
Back to the grapes.
While he was eating the egg pieces I took a handful of grapes and put them in my bullet.
Look at that color!
The grapes alone are too watery to serve on a spoon so I add a bit of baby oatmeal as a quick thickener.
It was good, I tried it and when he saw me take a bite he got excited.
Will he like it?
YUP! But like a dope, I forgot to take a picture of the empty cup. :(
This face, however, doesn’t lie.
Although it does look quite mischievous.
This not eating fruit thing must be a texture issue because it’s not taste. He will eat ANY fruit pureed. Any. Sometimes I mix them with full fat yogurt, sometimes oatmeal, sometimes solo or combined with other fruits and veggies (like spinach.)
I find this quite hysterical as his brother was (and is) the complete opposite. I don’t think he ever met a fruit he didn’t like. Ever.
This is Big Brother when he was almost 3 devouring fruit after a “fruit picnic” video we did.