thread: Are you a ninja too?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2011
    2,075

    Are you a ninja too?

    Crazy hands and moving head. Do they create a vice for babies while we need to feed them?

    I swear dd knows that mummy has cleaned all the floor and so we need to get it back to how it was.



    "Mummy, the challenge, should you choose to accept it is; try and get breakfast past the crazy combat hands that wave and change direction at any notice (oh and you cant hold both because one ALWAYS will get free), into a small slightly parted mouth while being shaken from side to side. Sometime the mouth may be blowing raspberries too. Don't even think about giving up though, I'll cry because I do actually like it and want more!"

    I'm all for baby led solids. Do they make a breakfast cereal you can use your hands for though??

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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2007
    Middle Victoria
    8,924

    you can do any cereal with your hands, but it can get messy. i just do breakfast first and then we all jump in the shower.

    sultana bran buds are pretty good and don't turn to mush.

    or toast, pancakes, eggs, fruit....

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    You were RAK'ed in 2015

    Sep 2011
    Melbourne
    359

    Are you a ninja too?

    Or put bub and breakfast in the shower wearing just a nappies

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    You were RAK'ed in 2015

    Sep 2011
    Melbourne
    359

    Are you a ninja too?

    Or put bub and breakfast in the shower wearing just a nappies
    I've got a photo I treasure of DD eating weetbix and mango in the shower. She is covered in it and very happy

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2008
    1,110

    cold porridge...

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    Registered User

    Sep 2005
    In the middle of nowhere
    9,362

    Yes I am a ninja, because I am also usually pushing my other two to eat, making lunches and trying to scoff my own brekkie down all at the same time as dealing with the child that is never still.
    For that reason I usually give up on anything that requires a spoon for either days I am not rushing (so never) or until they can master their own spoons.
    I have a stock of frozen pikelets, grapes, cheerios (eaten dry or just damp is easiest for her), smoothies/yoghurt/fruit purees in reusable squeezie pouches in the the fridge.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2007
    Middle Victoria
    8,924

    I always thought people who spoonfed their kids must have been more coordinated than i, or their kids more controlled. Now i know they must just have the ninja gene.

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2008
    1,110

    I just used to sit the highchair on a big piece of polar fleece and wash the fleece at the end of the day.
    Give your little one their own spoon to play with (or even one for each hand) so they are less inclined to grab yours.

    And whatever you do they will find an antique sultana when crawling around and it will be much much yummier than the breakfast you were just trying to get them to eat!

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    Moderator

    Dec 2007
    Hork-Bajir Valley
    5,722

    Re: Are you a ninja too?

    I must just be a bad house keeper cause I dont care. my mum must cause she made (yes made as in sewed plastice and pretty border etc) a drop sheet. but I just clean up after. she still finds floor toast or floor biscuit tho and eats them.
    ive only just (in the last week) started spoon feding and thst is cause the only breakfast cereal we yave is weetbix and hard to hold onto when its all mushy

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    Registered User

    Mar 2009
    2,269

    Thick porridge is very hand friendly. I used to set DD1 up in the bathroom fo eat breakfast while I showered thwn when she was done she would get a rinse.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2008
    in the ning nang nong
    12,163

    Yep. Either a weetbix run briefly under the tap, or a thick porridge

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2010
    Rural NSW near ACT
    413

    I am not a ninja but I did think the reason people have dogs is for the post food clean up..........

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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2007
    Middle Victoria
    8,924

    It was a bit embarassing when we had visitors over, and then DD let the dog in and loudly said "This is how we clean the floor!"

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2009
    vic
    2,886

    I do BLS but for stuff like that I just fill up the spoon and let them pick the spoon up it's messy though but helps them develop the coordination (saying that my 2yr old still uses her hands to eat breakfast.