Dinner time is a messy, chaotic affair these days, which on weeknights I can only get together by putting on a show (Daniel Tiger!) for Charlie and letting Ben eat puffs off of the ground while I run around getting things together before Mike gets home. Mike and I both feel really strongly about having family dinner together at the table. It’s something that we both grew up having, and it’s always been something we’ve said has to be one of our family traditions. Do we all eat the same thing? Not always.Charlie is getting to the point at two years old that he has an opinion about things. He doesn’t just eat whatever is put in front of him like he used to. For dinner, he generally has at least a little bit of what we’re eating, but I always try to make sure that he has a fruit, a veggie, a protein, a carb and some kind of cheese on his plate. Some of that might be in our meal, and some I might put on his plate separately. There are some meals that he won’t eat, so for right now, I try to plan things that I’m pretty sure he’ll like and that we will too.Ben on the other hand, is still (generally reluctantly) eating purees, and is getting into more and more finger foods. He prefers to feed himself from his tray than spoon feeding. I’m starting to give him little bites off of my plate if it’s soft enough. He’ll be sharing our meals before we know it though!
- canned carrots
- yogurt squeezys
- puffs! puffs and more puffs!
- graham crackers
- white bread
- canned peas
- shredded cheese
- did I mention puffs?
Charlie loves (in no particular order):
- hot dogs
- frozen waffles with butter
- cheese of all kinds – goat cheese, colby, cheddar, sticks, shredded, etc
- sweets, obviously – cookies, cake, muffins. love.
- anything Ben is eating (brother jealousy is becoming a thing! “mine. charlie’s. mine.)
- anything in a pouch – applesauce, yogurt, baby food puree, literally anything in a squeezy pouch
Here are a few of our favorite products for baby and toddler feeding!
4// A sippy cup on the go for car rides, dragging around the house and taking outside. We recently left ours behind somewhere, but it’s my favorite for Charlie.