DeborahRuth just shared Capri’s first lemon, and her lack of lemon-face.
Well, Anneliese’s first lemon experience was today, and she definitely had lemon-face. But she absolutely loved the lemon. She went back to it several times, and sucked out a lot of the juice. I didn’t get much on video because she was in my lap, but what I did get is pretty priceless.
Anneliese also tried (raw) cauliflower for the first time today.
I didn’t expect her to eat any of it, and she didn’t, but she enjoyed sucking on it. She did the same thing with some raw broccoli (we were at a salad bar) and enjoyed it too.
Same deal with her first (raw) carrot stick. She didn’t nibble off any of it, but she did like the flavor and enjoyed playing with it. I’m definitely going to have to cook her some carrots and cauliflower so they’re softer, to see how she likes actually eating them.
We are really having fun with this baby-led solids thing. I think that’s really the only way to go about it – realize it’s for fun. For learning. For experimentation. For flavors and textures. Eventually it’ll be about nutrition, but that’s not the focus for another 5 months or so.