Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Oh God...My Child Doesn't Like Veggies!

I was all excited to make my own baby food (easiest recipes to follow ever!). After trip to the local organic market, I have a nice freezer stash of carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and green beans. On Monday, I was excited to test out my 'creations' now that Ash is six months old. The verdict? So far, carrots are not a hit. This was the first veggie we tried after rice and oats, and Ash responded by spitting out the carrots (compared to scarfing down the grains) and making lovely gagging sounds. I hope this is not a sign that she doesn't like veggies, as despite feeling nauseous, I ate every veggie under the sun while preggo in an effort to expose the little one to many flavours.

I hope tomorrow's attempt at butternut squash goes better than carrots did!

7 comments:

veganmomma said...

I have one veggie hater and one who eats almost anything, I hope you get one of the latter! Sweet potato is almost always a hit, squash didn't go over too well here. Keep trying though, 6 months is still pretty young, right now they are just experimenting with all of the new tastes and textures.
BTW, super cute baby!

Katy said...

I don't have kids yet, but I've heard you have to give it to them at least seven times before you know if they really don't like a new food. That's what my sister had to do with my nephew, and now he eats just about anything.
Good luck!

Courtney said...

What a cutie! It is true--you often need to introduce a food as many as 12 times before kids decide they like it. Don't worry--this was just number one! And I am sure she will like other veggies, even if she does turn out to not like carrots...

Good luck!
Courtney

Sarah said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement! Good to know that I will have to try stuff over and over...looks like I will have to do it with squash too since she REALLY didn't like that either :(

Judy's Nutrition said...

What a cutie, and great bib too!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Oh no!! Ate least she has a super cute bib :-)

Gaia @ Viva Granola said...

OMG, look at that face! So cute!

Definitely keep trying, a little bit at a time. It really works.