All the experts agree that when you are feeding your baby their first foods, your reactions make a world of difference. So tell me this, how can you open a jar of peas or bananas and keep a smiley face toward your child. Let me tell you that every time I opened one of those 2 choices with my oldest, I had to look away and gag first, then turn around with my happy mom face and say “mmmm, peas, these smell wonderful and I bet they taste wonderful too”. I could handle any of the other ones but those two almost sent me over the edge every time.
I can admit now, that I NEVER tasted any baby food with my first. I am super picky and the thought of putting any of it in my mouth grossed me out! So mature of me, I know. But I have come leaps and bounds. Maybe because when you make you own, it really doesn’t smell as bad or I would like to think I am becoming a more well balanced person (ha ha). But this week, I took the plunge. I tried for the very first time carrots, bananas AND peas. I can say proudly that I did not gag and when I actually offer it to my son, I won’t have to turn away first, give myself a pep talk and fake a big flashy smile!! I am growing up I guess.
Do you have any baby foods that creap you out…give us a laugh and post your stories!!