Ellie’s a pretty great toddler and I have very little to complain about, including her eating. I don’t know if it was from the Baby-Led Weaning or just her personality, but she a very good eater. She eats a large variety of things and is willing to try new things. She loves the healthy food, but also some typical kid food which makes it easy when we’re eating out somewhere. She’s a great dipper (of ketchup, salsa, guacamole, you name it!) And over the course of the last couple of weeks, she has been working on her spoon and fork skills. She’s growing up too fast, but I am very proud of her.
I have a problem, though…. I am still a picky eater; have been for as long as I can remember, although I have been slowly improving over the years. At what point will it dawn on Ellie that all this wonderful food I am serving her, I am not actually eating? Will she become a picky eater at that point and refuse new things? I am keeping my fingers crossed that she likes things well enough at that point that she keeps up with her culinary appetites. This certainly gives me some added motivation to try some more things, but there are just some foods that I won’t likely come around to (like bananas). I know, I’m crazy.