Solid food: carrots

  

When you see this, tight closed mouth, you immediately know he doesn’t want it, don’t you?
 
Luca: 6 months and 3 weeks
Solid food: carrots (4 days 11/27/15 – 11/30/15)

After the wall painting was over in our house, I finally was able to re-start to feed Luca solid food again. I know he is ok with rice cereal, and avocado so far so now I wanted him to try carrots. 

Oh boy oh boy… When I gave him the first spoon of carrots, he made a face “Wth…!?” And he looked at me. He made an expression almost same as he’d had a bite of lemon or something. Or it was too hot for him.. I’m not sure which one but I made sure it wasn’t too hot so I think I can cross that out. 

I remember one of my mommy and me threads in Facebook that they talked about feeding carrots to their babies and most of their babies had the same type of reaction or worse. And they said “don’t worry about it. Keep trying. Your baby will get used to it and eventually he/she would start liking it”. So I gave him a try for 4 days. Probably the first impression of carrots was so bad that Luca didn’t want to give a try next day or the following day at all, AT ALL. He would get excited at the very beginning of the meal each day but as soon as he sees orange stuff on the spoon, he refused it (as you can see in the photo above). I tried some bites myself but it tasted good to me, actually it was sweet. So I have no idea why he doesn’t like it. Well maybe I can guess… The transition from avocado to carrots, the flavor and texture are completely different. So if that’s his point of view, I get it. 

So when I was observing his rejection of carrots, he showed me how much he didn’t want try anymore by closing his mouth so tightly like the picture above. And also, he turned his head away to the west, to the east, and to the south. So quietly and no cries. 

I kind of noticed he doesn’t cry much when the diaper is wet or when he is hungry. He cries only when he doesn’t want to go sleep and he wants me to hold him. Interesting. I feel like I need to watch him closely otherwise I won’t notice what he needs and what he wants. Should I be graceful for him not crying? I don’t know. I just want to notice and make sure I can provide his needs. 

As for trying carrots… I don’t want to force it. I think I should move on to peas and come back to it. Maybe he will like it eventually. 

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