This time last year, I smugly congratulated myself on my daughter’s superior eating habits. “It’s all down to Baby-led Weaning,” I’d tell anyone who’d listen. I was convinced I had it sussed, that my 18 month old was eating scallops and avocado and granola – and anything else marginally organic – that I liked to pat myself on the back and claim her eating habits as completely down to the way I was rearing her.
Oh how times have changed.
At nearly two and a half, my daughter has found her voice when it comes to food. “I don’t like it,” is regularly shouted at the dinner table, especially if it involves a food other than yoghurt. Although she will still eat pretty much anything, she won’t reliably eat whatever is put in front of her on any given day. For example, at the weekend she loved prawns. Prawns were all she’d eat. But today she hates them, apparently. Continue reading »