Monday, May 30, 2011

Peewee-pint Doesn't Eat...

Just looking at him, you would find it hard to believe that Peewee-pint doesn't eat. Trust me, he doesn't eat...solid food. The round little one doesn't seem to have any idea about what to do with solid foods. I've tried and tried to feed him.

We began in the traditional fashion-with rice cereal. He gladly opened his mouth for the first spoonful, but after that the game was up. The faces he made were classic! After absolutely no success with rice cereal, I moved on to oatmeal. I eat a lot of oatmeal, so I figured it would at least be vaguely familiar to him. This time, after the very amusing faces, he just started to cry. Then I tried sweet peas...which made him throw up.

I've tried carrots, and applesauce as well. He's had pizza crust (he grabbed it right out of my hand and shoved it into his own mouth), which he loved for just a minute, then lost interest. He's also had rice wafer crackers made specifically for little ones-the first one he tried he LOVED and got really mad at Daddy when Daddy tried to help him with it; but after the first one, he didn't want any more. I only get one or two good bites of any solid food, and then he's completely lost interest. When I push it any further, he gets upset.

He often plays with his plastic spoons when he's hanging out in his high chair-putting them in his mouth and banging them on the tray, so I don't think that's the problem. He gladly opens his mouth (at least he has that part figured out!), but from that point on it's almost like he actually doesn't know what to do when the food hits his tongue...he moves his tongue around like it's uncomfortable and either spits it or drools most of the "solid" food right out of his adorably perfect little lips. I've tried different consistencies and temperatures, nothing seems to help. Maybe he'll get the hang of solid food by the time he starts kindergarten!

(eating pizza crust he stole from me)

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