My baby continues to develop his finger food skills but he will not pick up any food that is soft, moist, or squishy such as berries, avocado, and squash/zucchini. He simply ignores it and goes directly for the Happy Baby puffs. He will eat it if I spoon feed it to him. Fisher has started a pattern of getting full on the puffs and eating less fruits and veggies. Can’t let that happen! So, today I decided to finely crush Cheerios and coat his foods with them. First, I tried avocado. To my surprise, he was very intrigued and fed himself a taste and another. He took the bait and started self-feeding! SCORE! So, I did his squash the same way for supper. Down the hatch! They look like little chicken nuggets, so I call them avocado nuggets and squash nuggets.
For whatever reason, this has made me a really proud mama! So, I wanted to share this strategy. It may not work tomorrow, as every day is different. But for now, mama and baby are satisfied! Give it a try and let me know if it works for your baby.