June 10th, 2010
The Hungry Baby has reached an age where he can clearly communicate his like or dislike for a food. Huge wide open mouth and rocking back and forth = like. Closed mouth and smack at spoon = dislike. Breakfast this morning—oatmeal mixed with plain whole milk yogurt & blackberry puree with a dash of ground ginger—got some of the biggest wide open mouths and craziest rocking I’ve seen yet. I guess it was good. Wait! I tried it. It WAS good. Think I’ll have some tomorrow morning. Maybe you should have some, too.
Those of you taking a traditional approach to food introductions will want to hold off on this until 8- to 10-months because of the blackberries (which have the same allergen rating as blueberries). Those of you taking a liberal approach can start feeding this to little ones starting at 6 months.