A picky eater?

by J on April 13, 2010

When I took Simon to his twelve-month well-baby visit, I spent a lot of time talking with the pediatrician about eating.

Me: I don’t want him to become a picky eater.
Dr: He is a picky eater.
Me: Oh…I, um, don’t think…yes. Yes, I see.

To wit:

  • Simon won’t feed himself; Todd or I have to do it.
  • It was only last Wednesday that he learned to eat from a spoon.
  • When he eats from a spoon, I have to top every spoonful of food with a Cheerio. He notices if there is no Cheerio and thwacks the spoon away.
  • Most non-pureed food gets stored in his cheeks until later.

I think a lot of this comes from poor sensory awareness in his mouth. But even so, I’m ready for him to put his own Cheerios in his own mouth.

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