A few weeks ago a friend left a Facebook post asking about how to help their little one eat more vegetables. I remember thinking at the time that Elianna eats those packets that are liquidated vegetables. At the time she was in some cases ‘drinking’ three of them a day. I’m not sure if that many is healthy or not but I was just thankful we could put some veg in her. She eats meat and fruit no problem but very rarely will she eat vegetables unless they are in those packets.
Until the other day.
Suddenly she wanted the vegetables that were still somewhat mushy but almost solid. Heather turned to me and said, “Is she eating vegetables?” I nodded, I had found some in the cupboard and just put them in front of her and she started to eat them with a spoon. It was completely out of the blue but for the last few days she has been eating these.
It’s another reminder not to stress about these things. There’s a certain doctor we sometimes visit and we feel like those visits are more stressful than helpful. When we visit the clinic we usually try to see another doctor that we really like but occasionally we end up with this one. In his mind everything with a child must be so regimented that if you don’t reach certain points by certain age ranges there’s a big problem. To be honest, all the visit does is produce worry and questioning. At least for my part.
I’m convinced every baby develops in their own way, with their own way of thinking, eating and progressing. The last thing I want to do is have the joy of being a parent removed by the stress of a modern health system and society.
I’m in for the adventure, how about you?