The above is a stark reminder that babies aren’t programmed to like any food but breast milk. We started with butternut squash, which I personally like as an adult, but I don’t remember liking it as a child all that much. Now apples, on the other hand, I loved then and now. A few weeks ago, we picked up a big bag of apples (it being high apple season in the upper midwest), which I made into frozen cubes of puree, thinking perhaps it would be Nuala’s first non-cereal solid food. I am SO glad I didn’t start with the apples. I don’t know that I would’ve been able to feed her anything else if I’d seen that face right off the bat. Fortunately, though, we started with squash, which she took to like a duck to water, and by the time we tried apples, I found all of the contortions and flailing funny rather than disturbing. I wasn’t even able to focus properly, I was laughing so hard. This was the best of a half dozen pictures.
So we’re skipping over apples for the time being, and maybe going to sweet potatoes, avocadoes, or green beans next.