Ok, so I probably should have expected some of these food and weaning things to happen sooner or later, but some have just intensified seemingly overnight to a brand new scale, and others are a bit early, surely??!!!
Things I didn’t expect to happen when baby turned one! – Food:
- I spend my life chopping fruit
- The rest of my time is spent chopping veg
- Baby has turned into a bottomless pit
- During dinner time, mummy doesn’t stop going back to the fridge/cupboards/fruit bowl to find yet more food for the bottomless pit. Seriously, whoever said baby’s tummy is the size of her fist has not seen my baby eat! A huge tub if pasta, broccoli florets, a banana and a satsuma for dinner, followed by milk…
- Baby will pick up food from anywhere
- Baby screams for other food
- Baby throws a tantrum for more food
- Baby takes uh-oh to a new level…. Uh-oh doesn’t mean it fell on the floor, it now means: I’m going to throw this on the floor, I threw that on the floor, hahaha I made you look – I didn’t throw anything on the floor!
- Mummy thinks she’s got it figured out, then, baby changes her mind: One day you love brocolli the next you won’t touch it.
- And now, the big one…. Baby MUST have mummy’s food. Even if it’s exactly the same as in baby’s bowl, even if it’s come from mummy’s plate in the first place, mummy took another bite of toast, so baby needs more from mummy’s plate.
- Baby must drink from mummy’s glass, never from her cups. Only mummy’s glass.
- The kitchen has a cupboard FULL of unused cups (ok they are used, mummy fills a few of them every day, but baby doesn’t take more than an odd sip from them)
- On rare days baby sends mummy into a panic, baby hardly eats anything. Is she ill? Does she have a temperature? No, she’s perfectly fine in every way, and will make up for today by eating double tomorrow.
- When baby is finished she will throw the biggest tantrum, but only when she’s finished. Shouting, pretend crying, throwing everything off the highchair. Splat.
- Baby must feed herself. She’ll grab the spoon, swipe it away, and use it to eat herself…. Then realising she’s a bit slow at that, the spoon is tossed to the side and she grab handfuls of food instead.
I love that she loves food. I love that she has preferences, she’s a proper little toddler now, and she’s just so funny.
These are just a number of things I didn’t expect to happen when baby turned one… I also didn’t expect her to be so toddler-ish, talking and big fat tantrums. Seriously, are they not meant to happen when she turns two?
Did you find baby changed on becoming one?