Friday, August 5, 2011
Sir Peyton the Picky
Peyton, my youngest, has been and maybe always will be my picky child. We started cereal when he was almost 4 months old.... I should've known by his reaction to that cereal how the next months would unfold. The grimaces, the convulsions, the screwed up faces... they all should have been an indicator of the "fun" Brian and I had in store.
I finally got Peyton to eat cereal. I mixed in the baby food, then tried straight baby food. He became a pro at those. So it was time for some solids. You would have thought we were killing him. Back were the convulsions, the crying and yes.. the faces. We tried dry cereal, we tried biter biscuits, fruit puffs. You name it we tried it. We had to force most foods into his mouth and make his chew them.
Fast forward to today... We still have to force all new foods into Peyt's mouth, but he is trying new things. He now eats chicken casseroles, Pb and j sandwiches, BBQ ribs, pasta and some fruits. He still pitches fits and pushes my hand away sometimes, and he draws the line at enchiladas!