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How To Eat Blueberries

24 June 2013

Blueberry 3

Solid Food #2: Blueberries

He liked these much better than the avocado.

Believe it or not, I did not lay him in a pile of blueberries. He really wanted to hold the spoon.

Blueberry 1

But I am a clever mama, and it didn’t take me long to realize that was a bad idea. I think it was about the time he rubbed the side of his head with his chubby, slobbery, blueberried palm. 

Fortunately it only took him about that long to realize I wasn’t going to let him hold the spoon, and he quit trying to take it. He just opened up each time the spoon returned to his lips … and rubbed his eyes and scratched his belly and played with his ears while he smacked pureed blueberry around in his mouth.

Should I have wiped his hands clean once he stopped trying to grab the spoon? Probably.

Would I have gotten this picture if I had?

Blueberry 2


And the little sponge-bath we had later – and the blueberry stains on my sweatshirt – was worth it.

If The Meatball had a foodie show on The Travel Channel, his slogan would be, “If it looks good, smear it all over yourself.”

So we’re doing blueberries for at least one more day – introducing one new food every three to four days like we’re s’pposed to, in case there’s an allergy or a creepy bowel movement – but after that, what should we try? Suggestions?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Shelly Nowman permalink
    24 June 2013 10:03 AM

    Banana , pears ,

  2. Annemarie permalink
    24 June 2013 3:52 PM

    My pediatrician recommended that we start with veggies since they are not as sweet. The theory is that they will automatically like the sweet fruit, but if you start with sweet, they may not be as fond of the veggies. So you might want to go with green beans or peas. I successfully made both of those for Patrick. I would make a batch and then freeze it in ice cube trays so that I would not have to cook and puree for him every day.

    • Lex permalink
      24 June 2013 9:20 PM

      Someone else mentioned that too, and suggested at least alternating. We may do two veggies to a fruit. Definitely a veggie next, though. I’ve heard lots of talk about sweet potatoes, so we’re gonna try that next. (Still too sweet, you think? IDK.)

      My sister-in-law got us a Baby Bullet as a shower gift, and I busted it out this week. Amazing. Awesome little single-serving storage containers, AND a special thing to freeze single-servings too. I have tiny sweet potato portions in the frige AND freezer! (With cute smiley faces on each one … which is important.)

  3. 24 June 2013 7:22 PM

    Haha…love the pics! We started Mae on veggies, too…she was just a “kinda” fan then and still is now. She had no problem loving fruit, though. 🙂

    • Lex permalink
      24 June 2013 9:22 PM

      Hoping that the kid inherits either my natural love of veggies (ask my mom about the time I was a toddler and I threw a fit at the grocery store because she wouldn’t buy broccoli – true story), or Husband’s ability to just eat whatever is in front of him regardless of how he feels about it.

      What was/is Mae’s favorite veg?

  4. Cheryl permalink
    26 June 2013 5:14 PM

    Sweet potatoes! Banana/pear puree makes veggies easier for some 🙂 Peaches, nectarines, spinach, asparagus……

    • Lex permalink
      26 June 2013 7:24 PM

      We actually did do sweet potatoes yesterday and today. He really likes it. 🙂

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