Yogurt Drink

I think he likes it :-)

We don’t allow our kids to be picky eaters, and so they have learned to eat or at least try most things…until Jake. He has been our most challenging kid yet. He is a very picky eater and has been since he started food. He is more sensitive to textures and temperature of food than all of our other kids combined. You would think that after 3 kids I would know what I am doing, but Jake is constantly humbling me.

He is just now getting to the age that we can start the, “You can’t have any more fruit until you eat your meat” stage. However, he is the first kid that will then just refuse to eat and not really seem too bothered by it. I think I am going to have to go back to the drawing board with this one. Anyway, that isn’t the point of today’s post.

What I wanted to share today is how I figured out how to feed Jake yogurt without it going all over him and me and the rest of the kitchen. He is now wanting his own silverware and wants to feed himself. He does actually get some in his mouth but I am not quite ready to deal with the mess. So I normally just don’t feed him things that need a spoon.  The problem is that Jake likes yogurt, but it is so messy!  This week I finally solved the problem!  (Now I am sure that many of you already have thought of this trick, but I am excited about it and just have to share!)

I bought Aldi brand Go-Gurts (yogurt in a tube) and stuck a straw in it. Since Jake likes to move his food all around, I taped around the straw so when the Go-Gurt is upside down it will not spill out. It worked perfectly!!  He didn’t make a mess, and as a bonus it took him a while to drink it, leaving time for me to get the other kids’ lunch done and take a few bites of my lunch before he finished. This will now become a regular in his diet.

Here is Jake checking out his new contraption.

Here is Jake checking out his new contraption.


Seeing if it works....

Seeing if it works….


I think he likes it :-)

I think he likes it 🙂

Have you had a picky baby eater?  What was your “Go-To” food??  Any other ideas for portable, good food that isn’t too messy?




4 thoughts on “Yogurt Drink

  1. Great idea taping the straw in. Go-gurt… Does it come in plain flavor? If not, too mch sugar for us…

    1. Dana says:

      Matt, You would just have to look through the different kinds. You can also make your own yogurt or buy whichever kind you like. Then you can get a Vacuum sealer (Food Saver) and make your own Go-gurts.

  2. Leah says:

    My sister-in-law used to stick a straw through the foil lid of a regular yogurt and her daughter drank it that way. Depends on how thick the yogurt is and if there’s fruit in it. The “feeding themselves and making a mess” stage is one of my least favorite! My hyper-speed personality can’t handle the slowness of it, but I’m sure I could learn a lesson through it! 🙂

    Jake’s not old enough yet, but we made our own Uncrustables for our Jacob when he was younger. He LOVES peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but the jelly was always dripping out the end. Pampered Chef sells a contraption to seal your own sandwiches. He loved that he was getting a “cool” sandwich and I loved that he wasn’t making a mess and I could control the ingredients!

    1. Dana says:

      Leah, I will have to look into that contraption when Jake gets older.

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