Category Archives: Food

Poll: How do you serve it up?

I gradually stopped warming up Trixie’s bottle many months ago. Pretty soon she came to expect her milk straight out of the fridge. Now that it’s summertime here, she likes the ice-cold bottle even more. So much so that sometimes … Continue reading

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The Cheerio Syndrome

Looking over our monthly budget I realize that we are spending like $200 a month on Cheerios. This is insane. I’ve been trying to keep track of her baby food expenses, and like a fool I was only looking at … Continue reading

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The Food Report

We’ve been feeding Trixie solids for 2 months now. As readers know, we started her on the ever-present Rice Cereal. It’s become strangely familiar and comfortable since that first awkward encounter. I’m so used to the smell (and taste) now … Continue reading

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Tender Sweet Peas or Toxic Waste?

Only a taste test can tell for sure. Trixie’s third food is the most visually compelling so far. It also has quite a peculiar viscosity: sort of frothy but also gloppy and slimy. Shoveling the green, mucky paste into her … Continue reading

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Second Food

In a word, carrots. We are feeding her food twice a day now. A frustrating and humorous proposition that is logistically equivalent to trying to tie your shoe with just one hand. You actually need about five: one to hold … Continue reading

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Butternut Baby

Trixie has now had her first food: Butternut Squash. I realize we previously awarded Rice Cereal this distinction, but after careful consideration it really is more of an adhesive than a grain, and we are retracting the honor. She seems … Continue reading

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Paper Mâché vs. Rice Cereal

There is actually no winner here. Paper mâché and rice cereal are completely interchangeable. Rice cereal is disgusting and much better suited for piñatas than the human digestive system. Paper mâché can also be mixed with breast milk but, unlike … Continue reading

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First Food

The distinction of first food goes to “rice cereal” — a questionable accolade in my opinion because it looks like mica and smells like fish food. But if people want to call it food, then I guess I’ll go along. … Continue reading

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