Yes, he already has eating habits that have me completely bewildered! He is obsessed with snack food, will have nothing to do with other kinds of food–am I supposed to force feed him or is this another example of how I’m an imperfect mother?!
You see, he has these two favorite things: Mild Cheddar Gerber Graduates Lil Crunchies & Gerber Biter Biscuits. I can’t tell you how much these things have saved my you know what. I ususlly save them for car rides. And when my beautiful, sweet, always smiling, baby boy becomes a wild, screaming banshee, I usually bust out the baby cheetos. He literally laughs out loud with sheer excitement & devours them as fast as you can say “cheeto.” It’s the same way with the biter biscuits. (I’m not saying every time your kid is pissed, appeal to his happier side by giving him food–I’m saying throw them at him if you have to. 🙂
But lately, all my child will do is nurse & eat cheetos or biscuits. For breakfast? For lunch? For supper? Oh yes my friends, he literally shoves the spoon of Summertime Peaches or Apple Cherries away from him & starts screaming (foods he used to LOVE!) I try again, we make airplane noises & swirly motions with the spoon, I make silly noises–everything! Doesn’t work! But the minute those biter biscuits pop out, it’s like Christmas! Actually, it’s more like “Thank God Mom, I thought you were going to starve me!”
I have no idea what to do…I’m stuck! It’s just another thing to add to the list of things to talk to the doctor about at the 12 month appointment–how do I get my 11 month old, who has the stubborn streak of an 50 year old grown man, to eat like he’s supposed to?!!!