This post is being added a little later than I would have wanted, and it took me a while to take a picture of Lily eating a cookie, but today, finally, while we were at an amusement park, I finally snapped her taking a few bites.
Here's a little tip. Once your baby can eat these as an occasional snack, since they are dry and probably won't rot, keep a few in a container in the car, in your diaper bag, in your swimming bag etc. I keep a few with a toy in my swimming bag, so that when we are finished swimming, she'll eat a cookie while I take her wet diaper off.
And make sure you always have a wet cloth handy because they are messy when wet!
In many sites that I read, sweet potato sticks was something that was recommended to give to your baby if you are doing baby led weaning. Today was the day.
I looked for a recipe online. This was it:
1 sweet potato, medium size
2 tsp cinnamon
olive oil cooking spray
Peel the potato.
Cut it into "fries" - around 1/4in thick and 4in long.
Put the strips in a bowl and spray very lightly with the oil.
Sprinkle on the cinnamon, then toss together.
Line a baking sheet with foil and place your sweet potato fries on it in a single layer.
Bake at 350 deg F, 180 deg C for around 45 mins.
So, I followed the recipe.
I don't think that Jayson or I will be eating this again, however, Lily seemed to enjoy it.
She has to empty the bowl first.
She looked at them for a long time, we weren't sure that she was going to end up eating any!
After her first bite:
She seemed to like the sweet potato sticks after a few bites.
She loves to examine what she is about to put in her mouth (only when it's food!) otherwise, she just shoves it in, no matter what it is!
See what I mean:
She didn't really like them and she was able to gum a whole piece off and I was too scared that she was going to choke. So no pictures!
This is us being interviewed:
The link to the article is here: Baby Knows Best
During the interview, Lily was given broccoli because it's her favorite and because it would look great in pictures!(it's so messy!). Lily was also given honeydew melon which she sucked a little but didn't really eat any so we'll try this fruit another day. We did give Lily a few pieces of orange which she really liked as well.
The article was printed on July 11th. Since Lily and I were out of town visiting family, Jayson took pictures of the article, it was very impressive to see our baby girl make the first page of the Toronto Star!