So for being such a big eater, Sawyer is definitely a picky one. How does that work? I guess it's a good thing he doesn't eat everything? He'd probably be twice the size he already is.
We tried avacado today for the first time. Didn't go over so well.
He tried it right away... and then spit it out and made some faces I've never seen before. Here he is happily eating everything else off of his tray. Notice all the little yellow/green cubes he was steering clear of.
Since I missed all the sour faces before I grabbed the camera, I tried to make him eat a little more. Here's how that turned out.
He almost refuses to be spoon fed anymore, so I'm trying to phase out the baby food. If he has finger food on his tray, he pays no attention to the spoon. And if there is no finger food on the tray he starts yelling. If its the only option, he will eat off the spoon but he protests the whole time- and quite loudly. But I'm running out of ideas of "real foods" he can eat. He won't eat green beans, or raisins, or peaches, or now we know avacado. He can't eat anything with any milk in it at all (it really aggrivates his eczema); no cheese, no creamed spinach, nothing with any milk ingredients. Gerber makes these cool Carrot Wagon Wheels and also they have "meat sticks" that are little super soft mini hotdogs made out of chicken or turkey or beef. But he's skin's been getting alot worse lately and I checked those ingredients and lo and behold- you guessed it; milk.
So anyway, his menu basically consists of crackers, toast, bagels, pasta, bananas, pears, cooked apples, carrots, peas, squash, and baked or steamed russet and sweet potatoes. That's what? twelve items... three meals a day... not too much variety in my opinion. I feel like he needs more proteins, since he can't eat cheese or eggs and now he can't have those meat sticks. (I ended up buying him a couple little cans of those Vienna Sausages... but those can't be very good for him.) If I cook chicken long enough and cube that up, do you think that's okay? Otherwise I guess he just has to wait till he has molars to eat meat? I could try tofu...
Any ideas on other finger foods that can be soft enough or small enough for him?