As I have been very public about, H is a terrible eater. A few months after starting baby led weaning, all he wanted to do was eat all the foods! You name it, he ate it, but around a year he just decided food was terrible. So, here we are at 19.5 months old and I’m in the dining room celebrating if he takes a bite or two of anything we put in front of him. On Monday, he maybe ate a handful of green grapes. That’s it. For the entire day. Its times like these I can’t tell whether still currently breastfeeding him is the right choice, or whether I should be pushing his solids more. I tried for a few weeks to only let him nurse before naps and bedtime, but it was making everyone cranky. Also, H was still having meltdowns every time I tried to redirect him or tell him “no”, and I am not strong enough to resist the tears, so I gave in and we’re basically back to nursing on demand. The one thing I am still maintaining in my feeble attempt to slightly wean, however, is not letting him nurse until after he’s […]
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and I was sent product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review, as a part of the Nuby Parent Bloggers program. Toddler Approved Peach Smoothie I’ve shared some of our favorite toddler approved green smoothies before, but I like to mix it up for H every so often so he doesn’t get bored of his daily drink. He’s definitely starting to get more picky about what he will and won’t eat, so a smoothie is a great way to sneak in some healthy goodness to what he thinks is just a sweet and yummy snack! My parents took H to a vineyard and fruit orchard this past weekend, so we are swimming in peaches. I’m definitely not complaining as peaches are basically the best summer fruit out there, but my waistline is hurting after enjoying so many of the peach crumbles that we love, so it was time to mix it up and enjoy them in a little healthier of a way.
This post contains affiliate links There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, we’re on the road. Road trips seem to be one of the things we’re always doing as a family, especially during the summer months when the weather is nice and we don’t have to worry about road closures. While we usually head a few hours down the road to my family’s cabin in a cute little beach / ski town, we also have a lot of family within a day’s drive, and we love getting H together with his cousins. H’s first road trip was when he was about 6 weeks old, and while long car rides with a baby or toddler are never going to be a total breeze, there are a few things I’ve learned to always bring with me to help keep him clean, fed and happily occupied: We recently got an Ally & Joe Backseat Baby Mirror for everyday driving and it’s made a HUGE difference in H being ok with being by himself in the backseat. We are keeping him rear facing in his car seat for as long as possible, so sometimes he gets really frustrated that he can hear […]
H has never been much of an eater, so we’ve really been working on cutting back on nursing sessions and trying to push the solids more. Usually, it ends in a lot of food thrown on the floor, lots of frustration and several deep calming breaths from yours truly. However, Nûby™ recently sent us some awesome toddler mealtime accoutrements that have been huge in helping my picky nibbler get more interested in sitting at the table, and as a result, in the last week, H has eaten more food than he probably has in the last month – yay! One of H’s favorites from Nûby™ is the iMonster™ Toddler Plate. As he’s growling and using his iMonster™ Fork to stab his unsuspecting fruit victims, H loves pointing to the three big eyes on top and naming everything he can as he clears his plate: “Noh” (nose) “Tee” (teeth) “Tohn” (tongue) We’re currently working on “claws” to describe the three icky monster claws on either side that make it really easy for him to grip and take around with him, as he’s still a better eater when he grazes around the house. After naming the iMonster™’s features, we always have H show us where his own eyes, nose, etc are, […]
This weekend may have been one of my most favorite in a long long time. We have been debating going on a road trip to somewhere nearby but haven’t been able to finalize the destination yet, so instead we decided to act a little like tourists in our own city and explore a few spots where we haven’t taken H to yet and it was a blast! On Saturday we hiked around one of my favorite spots that has some of the most beautiful views of our city from above. The hike is definitely a little different while wearing an almost 28 pound toddler, especially in the summer heat, but it was so worth it once we got to the top! At the end of the hike we let H run around the park and field – his true happy place. The kid is such a goober, he cracks me up constantly with all of his silly habits. We skipped his afternoon nap to go hiking, so he was super tired but was fighting it hard. He would run around for a little while in circles, look at us and say ‘Ny Ny’ and then throw his body back in […]
This post may contain affiliate links and / or I may have received one or more of the products mentioned for free in exchange for my honest review. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that H hasn’t always been the best eater. At our recent 15 month checkup, his pediatrician asked me to really start pushing solids. He said at this age, H needs to be nursing less and eating more ‘real’ food. While he has gotten so so so much better (seriously though, it was like a light went off the next day and he decided he did, in fact, like to eat), I have found that if I make a smoothie, he’ll run off with it and suck it down by the time I find him hiding in the laundry room corner. I started using my Nutribullet (my favorite of all 4 of my blenders) to make him a giant batch of a fruit and veggie smoothie in the morning and refill his Nuby No Spill™ Two Handle Super Straw Grip N Sip™ as he finishes them throughout the day! This Nuby No Spill so far is my favorite cup for him to drink […]