Little Foodie

We are trying really hard to hold off on giving Margot solid foods until she is officially 6 months old, but this kid is already a food lover.

Evidence:

“Chewing” on some carrots…

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And, some apples…

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And, last night… Vegan Ice Cream.

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She loved it! (Who wouldn’t??)

Which all brings me to the following two controversial topics.

– We will be skipping cereals and purées and going straight for FOOD. Think we’re crazy? Think we are endangering our baby?? Check out this blog and if you still think we are doing The Wrong Thing… Thank you, we appreciate your concern and we will take what you have to say into consideration. Please refrain from coming to our house during mealtimes so as to avoid being horrified by our parenting decisions.

– We will be raising Margot as a vegan. (See vegan ice cream above) I have recently changed over from vegetarian to full-fledged vegan, Todd is still in transition, but we have decided to keep our home vegan. There are a lot of reasons for our decision and if you really want to know… I will tell you gladly.

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For now, a few FAQs:

What about protein???

This topic has been answered exhaustively by experts and non-experts alike. Feel free to google. Short answer: plants have tons of protein.

Where will you get calcium???

The same place the cows get their calcium! Plants. Don’t believe me? Google, my friends.

What if Margot goes to a pizza party and eats pizza????

Well, then we will kick her out on the street, obviously!

No, seriously, then she will have eaten pizza and we will continue our lives.

What if she grows up and decides to eat meat??

There is going to be a point in Margot’s life when I am no longer able to make decisions for her. Not about what she eats or wears or who she marries or what time she comes home at night.

Our job is to give her the resources to make good decisions. We will tell her why we have chosen to be vegans and if she agrees with those sentiments, she will remain vegan. If she doesn’t, she won’t.

It is really that simple.

Any other questions or concerns? I’m happy to address them.

Think we are crazy/endangering our child? Thank you, we appreciate your concern and we will take what you have to say into consideration. Please refrain from coming to our house during mealtimes so as to avoid being horrified by our parenting decisions.

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5 thoughts on “Little Foodie

  1. Haha, great post! I am not horrified at all by your decision (but then again, even if I was you probably wouldn’t care – with good reason!). We’re going to be starting BLW ourselves when our son turns 6 months (only a little over than a month left).

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  3. if your baby is ready for solid foods you can go ahead and give her some. There is nothing magical about that 6 month mark, its just a guideline. If your baby is giving you signals…sitting well on their own, reaching for food, taking an active interest in food etc its okay to give her some so don’t feel bad 🙂

    • Haha! I guess I should have mentioned the part where SHE is totally ready, but her MAMA is kind of having a hard time! So far (aside from a few licks of ice cream and sucking on apple slices) all her nourishment has come from ME and I’m having a tough time letting go of that! I know that for the whole first year Mama’s milk will remain her main source of nutrients, but! My baby!! She’s so grown up!! How can it be??

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