Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Saturday, February 18, 2012

If at First You Don't Succeed...

Over the past several months of eating solid foods, Staley has demonstrated some specific food preferences.  Eggs, most plain vegetables, pastas, and bananas have all been spit out or found their way onto the floor on multiple occasions.  I had read (somewhere) that it can sometimes take kids up to 10-15 times of trying something before they like it, so we have continued to expose Staley to her non-preferred foods, hoping for her to turn the corner.  And this week must have marked the 10th (or 15th) time we've offered Staley some of these foods, because turn the corner we have.  This week, Staley ate (plain) corn, green beans, carrots, and mashed potatoes.  Before this, she would eat plain peas--any other vegetable had to either be in a soup or mixed with applesauce.  Hooray for expanding vegetable horizons!  But the vegetables were just the beginning.  She also ate eggs, tortillini, and bananas.  And not just a few bites.  She ate, asked for more, and  polished off leftovers.  I'm not sure if she was getting tired of her old stand-bys or if we just wore her down, but whatever the reason, I'm glad.  I was tired of picking pasta and vegetables up off the floor.

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