Baby food comments & Messages Over Coffee...
So before I start responding to all these lovely messages I HAVE to tell you guys what happened this morning. I dealt with the EPIC of all EPIC diapers from my 17lb sweet baby girl. It was an “8 wiper”, trail leaving, coming out of EVERY side possible blow out causing all her bed linens, and activity mat having to go right into laundry. No joke, I had to shower after changing it. As Mark likes to joke when you have a baby the saying “it’s everywhere” takes on so many different meanings. Don’t know why I feel so compelled to share but yeah, good morning! haha
Hi K and baby G,
I just read your post about baby food and I had an idea. You have probably already thought of this, but I thought I’d share anyway just as an encouragement. Instead of giving up on making G’s food fresh, you can try mixing a spoon or two of your home-made food in with the jared stuff. Every day increase the amount of the home-made food and decrease the amount of pre-made jared food. She likely won’t notice at first and you may be able to switch over if you do it gradually.
My son is only a few weeks younger than G. I started him on solids when he was 6 months. I live in Indonesia- they don’t sell pre-made food here, so I make everything myself. i’ve learned a few tricks along the way. One being to sweeten more bitter/bland foods with frozen peas. My son doesn’t like too much flavor, so it works perfectly.
I hope that G’s taste-buds cooperate with your cooking endeavors. All the best from Indo!
I think that’s an excellent idea, “breaking her into” the fresh food. Doesn’t surprise me jarred foods aren’t available in some other countries. The US is so processed foods heavy. Really it’s not that much work to mush some food up if you think about it and I feel like it is so much more natural for baby to eat mushed up versions of the parents meals. I’m going to try the frozen pea trick for sure. Just started following you for more wonderful tips!
Re: homemade vs jarred food - the same thing happened to my friend. She made all this nice fresh food and got only the stink-eye from her little boy in return. Maybe it has something to do with the texture? I know I can’t get green beans to puree as smoothly as a commercial baby food, so I won’t bother with those again (I got the total stink-eye and an angry swipe of the hand for my green bean efforts). Maybe try a mix of jars and baby-led solid approach? And don’t worry about that food going to waste…I hear babies’ taste and preferences can change weekly. Maybe she’ll come around!
You and Rio had the same tip haha! OK on the “jarred baby food topic” can I take a moment and have a Brooklyn rant? Why have the prices at Fairway (if you guys shop there) suddenly double or even tripled on baby stuff? I use to feel so good about shopping there since the organic baby stuff was so cheap (as in NYC standards) now I cringe as I put things in the cart.
Hope you and the bubs have a great day (even with the crappy weather outside today)!
@last post, How about adding fruit/juice to your homemade meals. Maybe the straight veggies are too bitter?
Yes I agree and think the bitterness maybe the issue. She literally gags at some of the dishes. I’m going to cook up some apples and mix em in, thanks for the pointer!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve gradually read through your entire blog. I just wanted to say that I think your story is beautiful. I left an anonymous comment a while back but I feel like it’s not necessary at this point. I’m really amazed by the fact that you have this beautiful baby while running a business in the music industry. It’s incredible. You are amazing parents and, from what I’ve seen, wonderful human beings. Your story is really inspiring. I’m a regular reader of your blog and I have to say that it’s one of my favorites. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us.
Thank YOU dear! I love love love reading blogs from the beginning to the end it’s like reading a book. Honestly sometimes I feel a little silly sharing, kind of like “who are we” to think we’re special or something? But then sometimes it hits me when I don’t have a moment to breath and there’s just not enough hours in the day to get everything I want to done that not everyone’s life is like mine which makes it worth writing about. And blogging has brought so many great people into our life too! To be called inspiring is such an amazing compliment I don’t even have words except thank you for being a part of our little world.
50 pounds?! Mama, you look absolutely GREAT! Seriously. I would have never guessed that. And you’re the luckiest, no stretch marks on the tummy. Good genes my dear, good genes.
I wanted to “reply” but I don’t see that as an option on your posts.
Hope all is well!!!
Yup 50 pounds, most was water weight being I lost 30 of it within two days of giving birth. Here’s one of my fave fatty prego photos from no pants day:
I did loose all the baby weight but now I’m trying to get down to the ever nagging “goal weight”. 23lbs to go. This spring will be my time to really focus on it. FYI seriously don’t worry about gaining bunches of weight when prego if you breast feed it will melt right off.
Hey there! First of all, I love your blog! Georgiah is beautiful! I love your controversial parenting, you have inspired me to not be afraid with how I parent Christina! So, I decided to read back into your older posts and found the whole storm on baby ear piercing. Thanks for bringing that to the table, I ended up posting about it on my facebook and had quite the discussion!
You go girl! Don’t ever be afraid to do or stand up for what you believe in. There will always be different opinions in the world but at the end of the day I feel you have to do what’s right for YOU and your family with all things in life. Adorable bubs by the way!