We keep thinking that the top teeth will come in any day now, but they haven’t yet. Even though he had a rough couple of ear-pulling, sore-mouthed days recently. Can’t say that we’re concerned about it or anything, but it does mean we have to be careful about what kinds of finger foods he gets his little mits on.
Chewing can’t be easy with a solitary tooth, but that doesn’t stop him from cramming too many cornflakes in this mouth than he can effectively dissolve and smoosh. Or that handful of rice he crammed in his mouth one time. These situations don’t end well, with the opposite result that I’m seeking, which is having him get a greater percentage of his calories in non-milk form than he has thus far. Gag, puke. Sigh…there goes all those solids we just got in him.
So what are some of his favorite non-milk items? Plain soy yogurt, corn flakes, prune baby food, pureed pears, and corn cobs or apple cores for gnawing on. Peas are good finger food that he handles well. He eats several other things too, but not as enthusiastically as he prefers these other items. We just have to be careful with the texture and size of pieces we give him. It will get easier when he has more teeth. Hopefully he won’t go knocking those out too.