DEAR BABIES; eating is essential in your life. to begin with you may have food from your mummy or from a bottle; after which you'll be fed harder foods. you can request milk whenever and wherever you wish and adults have to oblige even in the middle of the night. the optimum schedule is every hour or two but play around with your times and amounts, it keeps everyone on their toes. mummies love feeding in public places and although to you it may appear perhaps inconvenient, in the car or a shop are fabulous places to eat. the basic rule here is the more public and seemly impractical place and time to eat, the better. funny but true.
milk is a runny mixture; don't let this deter you from drinking at whatever speed you wish though. when mummy is in a rush it's really nice of you to in still some calm to the situation by slowly feeding and slowing her down a little. on the other hand it's good to feed really fast sometimes ; even if it results in tonnes of vomit afterwards; (this never hurts and actually helps if you suffer from acid indigestion) and thus allowing more time for play and cuddles.
whilst we are on the subject of vomiting; should you feel the need to throw up any feed, the car is a really good place in which to do so. your parent is busy driving; this means you have no audience and that is best for everyone! more often than not, when you try to poop you will vomit a little; again the car seat is fantastic for this. nothing nicer than releasing a poop in the car, this kind of multitasking is a brilliant use of your time. you can arrive at your destination, ready to go...
once your mummy and daddy begin to offer up squishy food, it provides you with more energy and greater opportunity to have fun with your food. pick at what you're being presented with; get your hands and face covered in it; heck even throw it. trust that mummy loves nothing better than cleaning you after a feed. after all being a mummy IS her job! feel the textures you're being feed with your tongue, fingers, nose...no body area is off limits. any snacks you're given in between feeds are usually ideal for crunching in your hand and crumbling over wherever you're sat; many babies feel the car seat is wonderful for this. and don't forget to smear any food and crumbs over a loved one as they see it as a share of your love for them.
some days you'll fancy eating avocado (just an example as it seems a great many mummies feed it to their babes; it must be very nutritious), on other days you'll hate it. this is completely normal behaviour and should be encouraged. being choosy shows independent thinking. there are times when you are really in the mood for a particular food and can't get enough of it; other days you'll favour not eating, equally fine; but your parent will try to get you to eat, so prepare yourself for this as it will involve them pulling very peculiar faces at you along with funny noises ,attempting to mimic cars and trains we think! just smile at them so not to discourage or offend; some babies will favour turning away or the shaking of the head;. all good.
for those of you babies who live with an animal, please don't forget to throw some of your dinner to the floor for these creatures every now and again. it'll earn you countless brownie points with them. one day in return rest assured they'll let you chase them or dress them in beautiful clothes. it's a win win.