Moana is going to be five months old this week. I know. I can't believe it either!
Lately she's been expressing a lot of interest in eating stuff other than milk. Like, elephants, for example.
Or Sting Rays. Any of you moms out there who have a Jumperoo know how tasty the Sting Ray must be.
It also appears that any food out on the counter is of interest. Tomatoes sure are colorful and appealing.
Ooooooh... or green leaf lettuce!
So even though I know she doesn't really need any nutrition from solid food until she's closer to 6 months, I thought, what the heck... lets' see if she wants to try to eat a little food off of a spoon. And I've heard that Poi is a good food for babies... a traditional Hawaiian food (like pudding but not nearly as tasty) made from taro root, it is nutritionally dense and apparently no one is allergic to it.
Let's see if Moana likes it.
I don't think Moana is actually opposed to poi, but she really didn't quite know what to do with that spoon. She's still got that tongue reflex where anything foreign in her mouth gets spit right back out. We've tried a couple of times now and she's swallowed some of it, but for the most part, poi just ends up all over her bib. So I think we're gonna wait a little longer on the solid foods.