explain how to do the veggie sticks...
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6/3/06 at 4:22pm
|I am all for child-led feeding, where baby is given soft foods and allowed to feed himself using his hands.
Also, like many mainstream ideals, I believe the modern pediatric advice to start with cereals is hopelessly misguided.
I agree with Linda about Super Baby Foods - good resource, but strangely organized. Also, I don't think the author's recommendation of soy/tofu/etc is a safe choice for baby.
Here's a couple of my posts from an earlier DDC thread about feeding baby:
What Nourishing Traditions suggests about baby's first foods
Follow up post on the subject
Originally Posted by kir
And then what do you do with vegetables like spinach?
Originally Posted by Taedareth
I read or heard somewhere that babies develop their sense of taste during their first two years of life. (I don't mean that their tastebuds physically develop; I mean that they get a sense of what flavors are normal for food in their culture.)
Have you tasted canned baby food? Even the nice organic stuff still tastes "canned" - it tastes different than what you serve at the dinner table. So our babies get used to the taste of jar food for their first year or so of life, and then suddenly we switch them to the food the rest of the family eats. So possibly, that is a reason why many young children dislike the taste of the vegetables we serve at the dinner table - because they ate only canned veggies during the formative time when their tastes were being developed.
Any thoughts/comments on that theory?