Wordless Wednesday: Exploring Food

This week we asked: What does food exploration look like?

(Read more about feeding with love and respect and natural learning on our resource page, and enjoy this week’s articles on the theme.)

From Abbie: “Joshua started solids at about six months old through baby-led weaning. While he still got most of his nutrition from breastmilk, he loved exploring the textures, colors, flavors and aromas of solid food. We found that cold apple slices made great teethers!”

Abbie, who blogs at Farmer’s Daughter, loved that she could skip purees and just feed him off of her own plate.

From Diana: “Here’s a picture of a soy bean face (and, really, who needs plates?). It was created by my 4 year old daughter, after which she promptly turned herself into a dinosaur and ate it.”

Kyra watering the strawberries.

Kyra’s mom, Luschka, blogs at Diary of a First Child.

Summer is here, it’s watermelon time!

Adrienne blogs at Mommying My Way

From Vicki: “Our 5 month old, Abraham, sharing a banana with Daddy!”

Vicki blogs at Forward Movement.

Looking up to Daddy for proper corn on the cob eating techniques.

Jenn blogs at Monkey Butt Junction.

Megan blogs at ichigo means strawberry.

From Rachael: “The Critter enjoys a smoothie! However, after this first smoothie, he refused to have any more. Ah, yes, he’s not the only one experimenting: his father and I are also experimenting at the grocery store, in the farmer’s market, and at the kitchen, trying to find and make foods the Critter will enjoy.”

Rachael blogs at The Variegated Life.

Making carrot teething biscuits with Mommy. Here’s the recipe, he can’t get enough of them!

Emily blogs at Embrita

Baby is really enjoying his explorations of summer fruits. Strawberries are his new obsession!

Charise blogs at I Thought I Knew Mama.

From Brittany: “My son, at 14-months-old, “explored” his avocado so diligently he fell asleep in his high chair!”

Brittany blogs at Mama’s Felt Cafe.

From Melissa: “We love monkey platters! Aelyn and her 4.5yo sister selected tuna, black beans, kiwi, carrots, and green beans for our monkey platter lunch.”

Melissa blogs at Simple Whimsy.

From Nada: “Sure, the sandwich is bigger than the baby! Hey! A breastfeeding mom’s gotta keep up her caloric intake. It’s not my fault she wants to practice baby-led weaning already! (Actually she didn’t til she was 6 months.)”

“The shell might not have tasted good but the fresh cool eggs against sore teething gums was great!”

“Mmmmm, blueberries! They’re good for the skin, you know!”

Nada blogs at miniMOMist.

Heidi meets watermelon circa 11 months


Amanda blogs at Let’s Take the Metro.

Are you going to eat that?

Kristin blogs at Intrepid Murmurings.

Little man enjoying an apple at a local orchard at 7 months.

You can read more about Little Man and his mama Shannon at The ArtsyMama.

Above: This spinach is naaaastay!
Below: Peaches are a perfect outdoor snack!

From Rosemary: “My Baby Girl, Hadassah is almost 7 months old, and we’re all loving baby led weaning!”

Rosemary blogs at Rosmarinus Officinalis

From Jennifer: “There is no such thing as not liking a food, you just haven’t found the right preparation, yet!”
“That said, we were determined to find a way to enjoy brussel sprouts. And, as a family, we did! Fresh off the stalk, drizzled in garlic and oil, roasted, we all ate them like treats!”

Jennifer blogs at True Confessions of a Real Mommy

Francis, age 17 months, exploring a strawberry.

Rebekah blogs at Liberated Family.

Sasha says forget the spoon!

Sasha has enjoyed nearly every food she has explored!

Read more about Sasha and her Momma at Momma Jorje.

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13 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Exploring Food

  1. Melissa K.  

    I’m glad to see everyone is feeding their children 😉

  2. Lauren  

    Wowzers, what a fabulous collection! The huuuuge breastfeeding-mama sandwich made me laugh. I’ve been hungry as a lumberjack with tandem nursing. 🙂

  3. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama  

    Yay for so many beautiful baby and food pics! It’s inspiring to see a whole new generation getting such a healthy start to life.

  4. Jenn Collins @ Monkey Butt Junction  

    Oh my gosh, I love that there were so many entries in this one. I’m glad I’m not the only parent that loves taking tons of pictures of their little one chowing down.

  5. Amy  

    Wow! So many photos this week–we all must love to eat. =P It certainly does make for some cute photographs!

  6. Brittany@Mama's Felt Cafe  

    How adorable all those babies are! Food messes never looked so good!

  7. Alicia C.  

    I love these – because the show little ones really getting into their food and because I can be glad that I’m (almost) past that stage with my little guy! (Dried-on blueberries stain and are almost impossible to scrub off without a very long soak in the tub!)

  8. Kristin  

    Yum yum yum, this makes me hungry! Love the baby & sandwich, ha ha! I remember those days!

  9. Momma Jorje

    So many wonderful, adorable photos! Gotta love the kitchen helper, my Sasha likes to help too. And the Brussels Sprouts family is amazing! I love how everyone is involved in the process!

  10. Rebekah  

    I really enjoyed this edition of WW

  11. Michelle @ The Parent Vortex  

    Food on babies never goes out of style! Love it. 🙂

  12. Gauri

    Love this selection. Yummy! The one of the twins is fabulous and love, love, love the one of the baby sleeping near the sandwhich!! hahah.

  13. Maman A Droit  

    Oh the adorableness!