I'm always on here asking questions and looking for help. Thought I'd give back to the community a bit by sharing a moment of discovery today.
I've been toying with this idea for a few days now: if DD gets her immune support from my breastmilk, shouldn't I put the same yucky stuff in my mouth that she does?
We go to the park practically every day. While I love nature, I haven't put dirt, sticks, found items, etc, in my mouth since I myself was a baby. But today, I did.
DD is 10 months old. She went through a long stretch, from about 4 months to 9 months old, without putting anything in her mouth. Now, all of a sudden (possibly because she's getting into solids?) a lot of things make it into her sweet baby mouth, her discovery portal.
This morning as she raked her little fingers through the grass picking up sticks, acorns, dry leaves, I attempted putting some stuff in my mouth too. I tasted a stick! It was - woody? I still have a ways to go before I'll put a dirty bottle cap or crumpled envelope in my mouth, but hey, at least I'm open to the idea now! LOL