Cheerios-Messy Floor!

I have been a little busy with family visiting this month. But that doesn’t mean Kaitlynn hasn’t been eating. She has been. A whole lot. And I have a lot of posts I WANT to write up. But the time factor is against me. Not to mention school restarted for me, AND I will now be moving in a month to WA andmy husband (who isn’t home) will be moving to Japan without us. So it is a little crazy in my house.

I wanted to get Kaitlynn to work on the pincer grasp. You know the one they practice pinching the ehem outta your arm with, the pointer and thumb grasp. An important milestone nonetheless. So I used Cheerios with my first andfigured Cheerios with the 2 nd wont hurt. I don’t think they have a nutritional value or even consider these as an everyday food for a baby. These kept her BUSY for like 20 minutes. I got my hair done AND the dishes during that time. (My awesome Aunt Eileen sat with her don’t worry she doesn’t eat unattended.)

Notice she DOES do the pincer grasp in the beginning. And how she ends up scooping them in her hand and cant figure out how to get them in her mouth. I couldn’t help but laugh. Don’t worry shes not a pro-yet. But Cheerios are FUN. My 3 yr old thought Cheerios were cookies till he was 2.5 yrs old-seriously!

Amber (11 Posts)

Amber, a Navy wife and vet, is currently living in Central California and has two children. Logan, 3, was breastfed for the first year and started “solids” with purees, but Amber is excited to try baby-led weaning with Kaitlynn who is also breastfed.

5 Responses to Cheerios-Messy Floor!
  1. Amelia
    April 10, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    That’s relly cool. My little girl learned about the pincer grip with peas and sweetcorn, fun and Vegetables!

  2. DeborahRuth
    April 10, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    we just tried cheerios the other day because we were at something and I wanted her to have a whole lot of something to occupy her. It didn’t work so well because she would get them in her mouth but they didn’t get soggy enough for her to swallow them well.

    • Janine @ Alternative Housewife
      April 10, 2011 | 8:08 pm

      I was wondering about that – Seems like Cheerios would def not get soggy enough. I worry the same about beans or any small foods like that. Recently Sebastian is obsessed with grabbing the smallest piece of food in front of him so if a piece of food falls apart he will reach for the teeniest bit, intent on getting it even if it has no chance of actually getting into his mouth.

      I’m really impressed that K can get Cheerios into her mouth!

      • Amber
        April 11, 2011 | 8:46 am

        If you want to give peas or something, they more than likely wont choke, I would imagine that they would squish them up in their hands and be able to just suck them up :) Maybe that will be our next one to try!

    • Amber
      April 11, 2011 | 8:44 am

      Yea I noticed this the second time I gave them to her to kinda occupy the time. So then we just had soggy wet sticky Cheerios all over. Super gross!

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