DD had milk softened Weatabix for breakfast, and really wasn't interested in eating it. Just messed about a bit, wasn't interested in a yoghurt either, tried both spoon feeding or loaded spoon. We didn't have time for lunch as she had a long lunchtime nap and we hadn't had breakfast until 10.
For dinner I made meatballs and pasta. DD was tucking into the meatballs and then suddenly really started crying, I had cooled in in the fridge and blown on it, but I'm worried it was still hot in the middle and may have burnt her throat or mouth. She would still chomp on a stick of cucumber, but there were still occasional tears, and the tears continued through the bottle at bedtime.
I'm going to have to figure out what to give her that's not cucumber, rice cakes or roasted veg, but am nervous about hot food again.
bless her, hope her mouth's feeling better today if it did get burnt. Its difficult gettting food cooled down enough sometimes isn't it - especially things that can be too hot in the middle still like meatballs. I tend to give DD something cold at the start of a meal to keep her occupied until I'm sure the hot food has cooled down enough. We find things like pieces of chicken and pork, cool fairly easily - especially if its in a stick shape. Pieces of steamed vegetable and chunks of jacket potato are popular here too.
If you want to stick with cold food for a bit then maybe you could try other salad things, like tomato and spring onion (dd sits and eats a whole spring onion ). Lumps of cheese are good. Also toast cools quite quickly, and is our alternative to rice cakes.
I tend to cut things thin and leave them by an open window while I serve up the rest of the family's meals. I will also test things on my lip before giving them to DS, and always try right in the middle where it will be hottest, cutting into it if necessary. Probably a bit paranoid but he did burn his hand once on a chip DH gave him without testing it first!
Ta for those, she had been merrily chomping on cucumber until the meatballs and pasta were ready. I've been putting her food in the fridge to cool it down. I'm guessing meatballs just retain their heat in the middle even if they are cool on the outside (and this was half a meatball).
She like her melon for breakfast, even if i'm not sure how much she ate. I hadn't given her spring onion so far, but might try it.
I'm probably being a bit tough on myself as she was so upset yesterday. Need to remind myself purrees get hot in places too Might do bagel pizza again, that was a big hit with baby and mummy
It might not be the heat - my DS has suddenly started crying for no reason in the middle of a mouthful when there's no possibility of it being too hot. Sometimes they just do that! I take him out of his highchair, cuddle him for a bit and then see if he'll go back, or maybe let him sit on my lap for the rest of the meal.
Glad to know it's not just me that gets crying in the middle of a mouthful. I'm beginning to think teething might be involved, today we've had really upset crying for no apparent reason a few times. It's the type of cry you normally get when she's really upset or slightly hurt.