Okay I know its suposed to be Travel Tuesday but I got something else on my mind to write about, so I'll try to do Travel Tuesday on Wednesday instead.
My big concern of the day is about Evan and food. Huh, basicly what this blog is all about, but its Evan's eating that has me confused.
Okay, so he's been on baby food since 6 months, we've moved on to the stage 3 food at 8 months like they say. Now I'm trying to do the finger food thing. You know Cheerios, bananas and other soft things. But I'm so worried he's going to chock, that I've shied away from most foods. I've read my books, I've looked things up on the net, who or what do I believe. As a first time mom I'm finding this stuff so hard! When do I take him off a bottle and push the sippy cup, how much milk or formula does he have to consume in a day to stay healthy? None of the books mention giving him meat as a finger food so how will my little guy get the protein he needs? Do I continue with the baby food till he's a year then give him finger foods or a combo of both? Will he be eating to much? Will I have a tubby toddler? Do I replace a formula feeding with a meal and cut back on how much he has? WTH!!!!! No source tells me a clear cut plan! Amounts! Schedules I can change to suit my needs!!! Even the health web site contradicts itself! I just need a clear cut answer to my questions! This sucks!
There my rant is done, but my problem remains unsolved. Oh well I guess I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and do what my brain is telling me to do. Swallow my fear, give him the finger food and sit there to watch him. Not that I don't watch him, it's just so hard to not be involved in the eating process like before, its down right stressful! He has a habit of stuffing to much food in his mouth at once to the point he gags himself (little piggy).. Do I give him one piece of something at a time? I guess if that's what it takes, at least I'll be more involved. I think I'm just going to have to follow my gut and his lead. If anyone knows the answer to my questions pls, pls, pls leave a comment.