For the past two months, each feeding session has begun with a palette of flavors. Landon wasn't all that crazy for the "palette" which generally consists of: chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, caramel, lemon juice and maple syrup. At the beginning, Landon was very resistant to most of the flavors. But I am happy to say we are having a major breakthrough. Not only is Landon tolerant of "all" the flavors, he actually enjoys many of them. He definitely has his preferences, but he is always willing to impress Miss Chris. So with his handy little chew tube, Landon will dip the tube in the sauce and give it a great big chew (or lick). And on some occasions, Landon feels like the tube is way over rated and reverts back to old faithful.....his hands!! lol
Next on the list was to begin to add in some textures. Honestly, I was so happy that Landon accepted new flavors..........BUT........I thought there was going to be MAJOR resistance to the textures. Well, what do I know, I'm just the "mommy"!!! Not only did Landon "accept" the toothette.........he was chomping on it and dipping it in the palette like it was a lollipop! Say whaaaa???!!! Who's child is this anyway?!
All this practice is really starting to pay off. S-L-O-W-L-Y......but we're moving in the right direction. I am happy to say that Landon's menu is gaining some new items which consist of: veggie stix, cheese curls, Ritz crackers, fishies, graham crackers, pudding, rice krispies and kix cereal!!! Although Landon is tolerant of all of these items.......he is not quite at "consistently" yet. But we are working on it.
Scott & I are constantly offering Landon new foods. But I assure you, Scott & I are "always" put in our place. Landon is the "BOSS" of this feeding thing!!! But like any good boss...........on occasion, they surprise you with a bonus..............and Landon didn't disappoint...........
(a whole dinner role)
(a small order of french fries)!
Next plan of attack is the bottle-sippycup-straw thing!!! Wish us luck;)