Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Orange you glad...

...that Russell can feed himself some things? Jason and I are :)

Russell doesn't have the best fine motor skills yet, but he does have some awesome chewing skills. (That sounds weird, but he can chew things that would choke some babies, even though he only has two teeth.)

Anyway, since his fine motor skills aren't great, but we want to teach him to eat independently, we've been giving him large, soft pieces of food he can pick up himself. Like bread.

And orange slices.



He is really good at eating them, although he does leave a bit of a disaster area...


...which he likes to play in when he's through eating.


Mess notwithstanding, we are happy he can eat a few things on his own, leaving less pureeing for Mommy to do!

Incidentally, if you can think of other large, soft foods for Russell, we're open to suggestion :)


  1. avocados, mangos, watermelon, cooked to death carrot circles, peas (frozen and cooked), papaya, kiwi, melon, salmon, hummus on crackers, beans (navy, kidney, black, pinto), plums, blueberries, raspberries, tofu cubes soaked in any liquid (it takes on the flavor of what ever its soaked in). we used a few recipies from super baby food - and used the super baby porridge quite a bit. I'm not sure if he's old enough but hard boiled eggs (I think they can eat the yolk but not the white before 1, or the other way around). introduce tons of flavors and textures now and you'll have less battles later!!!

  2. Bananas and string cheese are favorites of Caroline. If you let the string cheese sit out of the refrigerator for awhile it gets nice and soft.