January 25, 2009

Teething biscuit revisited

We officially have a self-feeding baby. Yep, the little monkey is feeding himself bits of scrambled egg, cheese, avocado, orange and banana. Meals have gotten a whole lot messier, but he seems to be enjoying them more too.We gave Alden his first teething biscuit when he was about 7 months and it was a disaster. He managed to gnaw off a pretty large chunk within minutes and gagged after trying to swallow it whole. We promptly purged all biscuits from the pantry after that and gave up on the really solid foods. Very recently Alden figured out how to chew (!!) and how to put food in his own mouth (double !!) so I thought it was time to give this teething biscuit thing another try. He sucked and chewed on it for a good half an hour, ultimately reducing it to a thin, moist wafer while spreading most of the soggy goodness all over his face. He loved every minute of it.
Frankly, I can't really understand what he likes about these biscuits. They taste like vanilla-flavored particle board. But they're wholesome and organic and as long as they make him happy, that's all that counts.

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