i remember when we were in the hospital with jack. after his open heart surgery we had a lot of struggles with getting him to eat. i nursed him and when he was put on a feeding tube i pumped. until he had a leak in his lymphatic system and had to be put on fat free formula. he hated it, it upset his stomach. he would scream and cry for hours. i remember the nurse telling me “heart babies are difficult babies.” i was eventually able to nurse him again thank goodness because he had a very sensitive stomach and couldn’t tolerate any formula.
so we nursed and nursed and around six months i introduced solid foods. he loved them until he didn’t. he’s a picky eater. he has texture issues. he can gag on a dime and throw up even faster. he will gag at the sight of certain foods. so we get creative. i don’t push foods. i know if i push him to eat a green bean everything else he ate will come right back up too and then we are back at square one. we had a food therapist come in and she told me to take the pressure off. make eating fun. she put food all over the table which is not something i ever would have done. but when you’re dealing with a baby falling off its growth chart you will do anything they tell you. so i lay back and i let him choose. i put out healthy options and i wait. somedays he eats great and others he barely eats at all. i’ve come to the realization that the less pressure i put on the situation the better for us both.
anything i can do to make eating fun i will. when i saw this nuby monster plate and spoon set i knew jack would love it. he’s into anything monster right now. he gets so excited for his monster plate and if i can make eating an enjoyable experience my job is done. i love the side grips on the plate making it easy for him to carry. the fork and spoon are perfect for little hands and make learning to use utensils easy. i love the bright colors and design. if you want to purchase these product you can find them here and here.
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