There is something about cooking. Cooking was something of an agenda where is an of a task when you have a big family. When I was younger, I used to be a cooking assitant. My mother will be the seus-chef ordering and commanding me what to do – scale the fish, wash the vegetables 3 times, wash the rice and cooked it. I did it diligently, learning from her on how to do things her way.
Today, I cook and my cooking is all about feeding my own family tree. It is like a chore to me, while having to keep track and be creative on cooking for a baby.
What I’ve learnt is that
1. When a baby spit out his/her food on their first try out on food, that doesn’t mean the baby dislike that particular food. It does not mean that he or she will not take that particular food ever. That food can be introduced again a week later or so.
2. Food texture acceptance differs from time to time, whether it is smoothies kind, or soupy. Becareful on feeding 7mths to 12mths, to be sure that foods needs to be soft to bite and not hard or semi-hard.
3. I have learnt to be tolerant on the mess my baby makes, as I noticed that my baby grows faster in her milestone when she uses her fingers to explore by feeling the foods she eats, also being able to feed herself on her own with me supervising her a little.
4. I have learnt to cook smaller portion for non-toddlers but young kids. As much as he or she likes to eat, but they will not eat alot.