Momnesia Mondays

December 27, 2010 4 Comments »

Momnesia MondaysBaby C has been doing great with solids (pureed) although she normally gags at anything green at least I can get some sweet potatoes and carrots in here and there.

I’ve always been a little skeptical of parents saying, “my baby doesn’t want baby food, they just want to eat what I am eating.” Often times I think they just don’t want to buy baby food out of cost or convenience. Now, I’m not talking about making your own baby food necessarily, I’m talking more about what’s on the parents plate at dinner time.

MomnesiaWell, guess what, I had a Momnesia Moment! I was eating mashed potatoes, (red skinned, garlic if you must know) and Baby C was eating her chicken and sweet potatoes baby food, well wouldn’t you know I got a lot of hollering and fussing from her every time I put my food into my mouth. I gave her a bite of the creamy mashed potatoes (can you tell I’m Irish yet? ) and she’s so her mother’s daughter, loved them!

Jarred Baby Food

Being the mommy that I am, I gave her a few more bites of the potatoes and then back to the chicken and sweet potato puree, but much to my surprise she swatted them away…flying all over the kitchen stove and mommy. This back and forth went on for a while, I finally got to sneak in a few bites of her own food in between potatoes and ended up not completely covered in baby food, luckily.

But I did learn one thing, when people say their baby’s only want what their parents are having….it may just be the truth.

What’s your child’s favorite food? Did they ever want “real” food over baby food?

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4 Comments

  1. Cindy December 27, 2010 at 9:09 AM - Reply

    I have no idea what my babies think of baby food. The stuff costs so much that I just puree whatever I’m having (Within reason. I’ve never given a 5 month old pinto beans, for instance. Ugh, can you imagine the gas?). Sometimes I’ll buy sweet potatoes and things just to puree and freeze for times we’re not eating anything a baby should have, but for the most part, baby eats what we eat. I’ve never tried giving baby food to any of my kids. It’s not much more work to make your own, and it costs a lot less. And tastes better. I’ve tried baby peas before, and it is NOT the same as when you do it yourself. They take all the flavor right out of it, somehow. So baby probably *does* want what you’re having. What you’re having tastes better. :0)

  2. Candice @ Fashionably Organized December 27, 2010 at 12:59 PM - Reply

    Oh man I wish that were so w/#3. She’s 22 mo and we can’t get her to eat much even now. She didn’t love baby food, but she doesn’t love people food either. Each kid is different. I will say both of my boys did not like the green veggies ever.

  3. Fadra December 27, 2010 at 6:27 PM - Reply

    Ummm, have you ever tasted baby food? It’s gross and lacking in flavor and texture. Go with the people food.

  4. Ana December 28, 2010 at 6:14 AM - Reply

    My 9 months old Hadassah just decided to skip the whole baby food thing and she loves plain rice and beans just as it is! I don’t even process it. And she doesn’t have any teeth at all! What can I say? Baby food is really gross… LOL!

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