As the mother of a young boy, we’ve our fair share of messy moments. If there is a mess to get into, it’s a sure bet that my son will be diving right into it. The messier the better! Whether it’s spaghetti that he insists on eating with his hands, a puddle that needs to be splashed in or a pile of dirt for digging, he loves to explore in the messiest way possible. I try to let him explore without being too concerned about the dirt under his nails or the food all over his face. I’ve come to learn that wipes are essential both inside and outside the house because I never know what he may get into.
I was so excited for my son to start eating solid foods when he turned six months old. I had cute little plates and utensils, recipe books of delicious baby foods to try, the latest gadgets for making the food myself and adorable bibs. When it came time to put that first bite of food into his mouth, I was ready with my camera in hand to capture the joy on his face! The problem was…he had no interest in food! I wasn’t expecting that. So for the next several months I kept trying different types of mashed and puréed foods with him but he’d spit them all out. As you can imagine, we went through a lot of wipes! One of my favourite pictures of him is this one where he’s trying carrots for the first time. By the look on his face, you can see that they weren’t a hit either!
Thankfully he finally caught onto the joy of eating (yes, even carrots) but he still insists on using his hands for everything. Spaghetti & meat sauce without a fork? No problem. Yogurt without a spoon? Yes, he can manage that too! I let him dig in because I know that the wipes are always close by.
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