Monday, February 25, 2008

It All Comes Out In The End


We are finding that life with babies eating solids is quite different from life with babies eating just formula. For one thing, it is quite messy. The bright oranges of squash and peaches, the grass-stain green of the peas, and the dark purple of the prunes all seem to be finding their way onto the triplets' outfits, regardless of how well we roll up their sleeves, or place cloth bibs under their plastic bibs. Soaking outfits to remove stains is yet another chore added to the list, in addition to washing a sinkful of dirty spoons, dishes, and sippy cups. Furthermore, we have had to deal recently with the issue of constipation, and have been encouraged to try them on juices, or to switch from rice cereal to oatmeal (which we have). However, we are quite pleased with how well everyone is handling their solid foods, as we steadily check off every three days the new foods that they have mastered. So regardless of whether it is stains on their clothing, or other obstacles, we are confident now that it will all come out in the end.

1 comment:

Sheena, Hannah & Hailey said...

I definately feel you on this one! We went from a little spit up stain occassionally to full on laundry loads of stains. One thing I've learned is that the more experienced they get with the foods and spoons the less messy it gets.