Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I've added extra cereal, more veggies and all kinds of fruit. I am going to get to the meats but since I'm making all of her food, I haven't gotten to it yet. But, I will!
We also discussed snacks. I've noticed all the cool kids have these organic puffs and so I asked about them. She said those would be great, or teething biscuits, etc. Anything to add extra calories. Okay, so on the search for the right thing I went! I bought some Organic Oat Cereal (like Cheerios) and some puffs. When I arrived home I was all excited and pulled them all out.
Apparently, the puffs have 25 calories and like 10 to 20% of all these great vitamins. Then, I thought to look at the serving size. 75 pieces!!! What? Like she's ever going to eat that many. Great. Well, that seems like a waste of energy to me.
The next time I was out I looked at teething biscuits. Someone had suggested them but I had horrible images of these insane cookies I used to feed my baby brother. brown, gooey and nasty. Well, these had 45 calories in 1 cookie. So, even if she had 1/2 a cookie, she had 25. Instead of the .4 she'd have with the puffs. And, after buying them and tasting them, they're actually good. Sort of like a plain butter cookie you'd dunk in your tea. Don't worry, I won't be dunking soon. Madi LOVED it. And, it gave her something to work that tooth on. It definitely kept her quiet for a bit so I could clean up the kitchen before then cleaning her up.
Anyway, don't be afraid of the old fashioned. Don't be afraid of the mess (though I will say that when it dries, it's crumbly not sticky). And, don't be afraid of your mom saying, "I told you so."
*Note that these contain wheat so do the 3 or 4 day rule when trying something new with your little one*
**Also, when posting this link, I noticed online you could order Barley! Yeah!**