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.
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?