Phoebe’s very grown up and independent now so she likes to feed herself with her fingers. No longer is all food pureed, mashed or ground. Now she gets little pieces of diced this and that. Favorites include wheat bread, cooked white beans, bananas, pears, rice & millet cakes (I know, poor kid), Parmesan cheese and of course Cheerios.
I recently tried to step up our table manners by giving her finger foods in a bowl instead of heaping them right onto the plastic highchair tray. A little decorum for the little one. However, it was very confusing. Phoebe looked at me, looked at the bowl and bent her little head down trying to put her lips to the edge of the bowl, clearly wondering, what is this huge cup and where is my fruit?