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Panda Corner: Yummy Chicken

After our pediatrician recommended getting our Kung Fu Panda to try more solid foods, we've been trying to transition between purees and other types of solids he can pick up. This has been two steps forward, one step back sort of progress, with him alternately preferring to only eat picked up food and, the next day, insisting on being spoon-fed purees. I even got on Facebook this week and asked friends for tips on getting 1-year-olds to eat solids.

So what does he do? He just decides it's time... to surprise me.

Today at lunch with the Improv Lawyer, we ordered off the Kids' Menu, after helping him to color on it with the crayons they left him. He didn't even try to eat them.... much.

He did, however, surprise me by eating a baby-sized portion of the Chicken and Noodles I ordered for him.

KFP's infallible internal clock has decreed that it is now time to try solids!

You can beg and entice, but baby won't eat until he's ready.

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Jul. 8th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
That is awesome!!!
Jul. 8th, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
I love how excited he got about it!
Jul. 8th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Go KFP, chicken is great stuff.
Jul. 8th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
He has good and bad days, but hopefully, this positive experience will encourage him to try other things.
Jul. 8th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Go, KFP!!!
Jul. 8th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
I'm sure that now that he's discovered the pleasures of solid foods, there will be no stopping him.
Jul. 8th, 2011 10:23 am (UTC)
I haven't done purees for my youngest three children and wish I'd known about that for my older two as well. I just give him food that he can eat with his fingers which has gradually progressed to him having exactly what his siblings eat.

Fruit's always good - Felix has a particular love of berries. He also really enjoys pasta with tuna mayo. You wouldn't believe he was eating such a messy food because it ALL goes in his mouth! Sticking food in front of them and letting them get on with it is generally a pretty good way to go. At that age, they'll eat if they're hungry and not bother if they're not. Don't worry if he goes for a few days without eating anything much and then binges for a few days - it's perfectly normal for their appetite to fluctuate according to need.
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