I’ve been saying that Piper has been full of surprises lately.
Today was no exception.
Who knew that my relatively picky daughter could
like love celery?!?! Not that I dislike it, but I am quite surprised that she enjoyed it so much.
Becky said to give her things that she can manipulate and get to the back of her mouth so she can practice chewing, without having to worry about her chewing something off. Once again, we’re a little stuck on getting things that are size-appropriate for her. The solution was to split pieces of celery long-ways and then give her a short piece to play with.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure she’d be too interested.
Boy, was I wrong.
I was cooking some yams for her (another first for the day- they were also a HUGE hit), so I had her on the countertop in her Bumbo and gave her a stick to play with. She sat and chomped for a good 20 minutes, at least. The celery was mauled at the ends (both of them); if it weren’t for the strings, she would have had pieces off.
She played drums with it, threw it on the table, picked it up, licked it, chewed it, and offered the god-awful mess to me (thanks, dear child).
She seems to really enjoy the taste, not just novelty, of the celery, too.
I cannot, under any circumstance, however, condone the making of celery into baby food.
My food issues fully preclude me from participating in such horrifying actions.
Celery sticks it is.