Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about tips for baby feeding magic. What if you let baby choose what's for dinner? Check out their cute "Quest for Yum!" video and see what happens!
I kind of have this theory that mealtime is either one of those crazy stressful times in family's day, or? Totally peaceful. I like to guess that if you fall somewhere in between, you're kind of lucky. In our house, it seems like mealtime is stressful, more often than not.
I hate to say that. But, it's true. I've gotten to the point with our sweet toddler girl that fighting The Food Battle is oh so tiring, yet, I know it's essential to her growth & nutrition to just keep on pushing with her. So, I try anything.
I bet most parents are willing to do the same. You know, I play all those little baby games with food, I pretend to make the spoon like an airplane, flying all around her head, and then "missing", and the coming back in "for a landing"....only to hope to God that my little girl will pry open her mouth and let a bite of something...anything (other than goldfish crackers) in her mouth. I try to mix food up in other food, so she gets confused and just eats it all. But? She's too smart for that. I mean, it's rough. Learning the tricks to get your kiddo to eat. Honestly? If you have no food issues in your house, I envy you...slightly
Basically, I miss the days of this:
You see, I used to be the mom who boasted on how well versed my child was with food. She was an amazing eater. Basically, anything I put in front of her? She gobbled up. But it's been really rough lately as you know.
And the one thing that's been my saving grace to get a serving or two of veggies in her? Those amazing little packets of yum that Plum Organics make. You know the ones? They basically have a built-in straw. Allowing independent toddlers to walk around feeling
like the Queen of The World...well, independent. She thinks its a "treat", but secretly I'm all "har-har! I got you!" because I'm thrilled.to.death that the child ingested something good for her.
This is my trick. Honest to God. Give my child one of these. The only mom trick I have up my sleeve right now because everything else is failing. Truth? This post would have looked a lot different a few months ago. But, boy, how times can change, and fast.
Will this phase last? God, I hope not. But, while we're in the mist and muck of The Toddler Picky Stage, I'll thank my lucky stars that the brilliance of these little packets exist.
So, what's the magic to feeding your baby in your house? Any special tricks or tips you've got?
Be sure to check out this awfully adorable video that's totally entertaining and cute. I kinda perma-smiled the whole time, but I'm a sucker for the video-game feel. Go ahead. Watch.
I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. To learn more about Plum Organics, visit their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PlumOrganics.
**Edited to add: I feel like I must pat myself on the back. I got my child to eat my pork tenderloin this evening, and peaches. Oh, and the night before she ate my chili. So--I guess it's not all bad. She has her days :)