Friday, May 27, 2011
Before feeding Peanut solids I was getting my practice by feeding my great-nephew Daniel his food. I figured I would be more prepared having had quite a bit of practice.
Of course I was wrong. Where Daniel sits still, completely focused on his food, Peanut is turning to look at the ceiling behind him, the floor, the wall, a shadow, all while kicking his legs constantly.
Daniel holds his hands to the side, opening and closing them as a sign he wants more but won't grab for fear it may delay the food from going into his mouth. Peanut grabs at the spoon, smacks it, lunges forward to gag on it or puts his fingers in his mouth immediately after taking a bite.
Sometimes it takes 2 people to feed him. He has always been the laziest eater ever. He would rather we play/eat constantly all.day.long. We've considered strapping him into a forward facing position.
Oh and he has figured out how to reach back and undo his bibs. I do have one that snaps and he pulls on it until he looks like he is about to pass out from self-strangulation.
Breakfast is usually the worst, with the shortest attention span, then it gets better throughout the day.
Sometimes I don't even attempt to keep him clean. You can see the mixture of prunes and apples all over his face, slicking down his hair and it's even in his ears.
He has a habit of rubbing, scratching, pulling on his ears. He always does this after sticking his hand in a mouth full of food. I've had them checked and the doctor confirmed it's just a habit that might be from previous eczema.
Can rotten prunes in the ear canal cause infections?