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Fruit squeezing

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mooki Wed 09-Jul-08 22:25:18

Does anyone else's child like to squeeze fruit? And preferrably sort of squeal whilst squeezing?

DD is 10 months and will pick up everything from raisins to scrambled egg and mostly put it in her mouth but so far this week she's been offered (half/whole)strawberries, (chunks of) watermelon and kiwi and they have all been squeezed rather than eaten.

She will pick up and eat other soggy and slimy foods - she ate most of a peach today holding it like a little monkey - but these smaller fruits apparently need the life crushing out of the them and then chucking over the side of the highchair. It's a fun thing to do but a bit of a waste of nice fruit.

mooki Wed 09-Jul-08 22:26:03

Oh, forgot to say - if you feed her a small piece of any of them she's happy to eat it - so it's not a taste/small issue either.

mooki Wed 09-Jul-08 22:26:20

smell sorry

mooki Thu 10-Jul-08 13:14:28

bump - no one?

broguemum Sat 12-Jul-08 15:42:40

Yep. We have this too with DS (7m.o.). I think it's just a form of messy play. Fruit is usually squeezed and then rubbed into face with particular care taken to wedge some pieces under the chin for those lovely bath time surprises! It's not limited to fruit either. Anything that will squish nicely gets the treatment

LittleMyDancing Sat 12-Jul-08 15:44:34

DS never did this, but my nephew carefully planted teeth marks in each of the ten grapefrits in our fruit bowl once when he came to visit...

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