Yesterday Daniel was asleep during my tea time and Jon was out at a work do, so there was no family meal at the table. But later in the evening I offered him some slices of nectarine, while we were sitting together on the floor. He had a bit of a go at it, but didn’t seem as interested as he’d been in the broccoli when we were all at the table. Maybe he’s already making the distinction about where meals should be eaten!
As usual, he had a decent go at gumming and sucking the pieces of fruit, and got quite a good system going where the skin-side was upwards and he could ‘grate’ the flesh side against his lower gum. But when he had an actual lump of fruit flesh in his mouth, he pulled a funny face (like he wasn’t enjoying it) and the pulp was spat out again pretty quickly.
Thinking back to the experience with the potato the other day, it seems Daniel is not interested yet in exploring mushed things. He wasn’t interested in trying to pick up bits of nectarine flesh that fell off, and he only gave brief attention to the mushed up potato. It’s almost as if he knows he won’t get anywhere with things that aren’t a good solid shape to pick up, so he doesn’t even try.
Still no poo since the broccoli so I can’t yet report on whether anything has passed through…!