Baby Dig Loves Dragon Fruit
Ah, it's been weeks I didn't post anything. What can I say, I have busy days. Baby Dig is now 9 months old. He is able to crawl now and learn to stand up. I can't let him alone by himself for too long. I have to always look at him or else I will be worry about what he's doing. Well, you know the feeling if you happened to experience once.
At his age, Baby Dig has already eaten almost anything. Well, actually it is because he always asks for what I hold in my hands. Anything. So, everytime I have some meal, I offer him one. And he usually grab what I give him or simply opens with mouth. Sooo funny...
Baby Dig has eaten home cook meal. I prepare him food in the morning so he can have breakfast at around 9 a.m. He eats soft rice with veggies and chicken or tofu or fish or fried tempeh. He likes what I cook. Alhamdulillah.
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I once bought him baby biscuits, but, he refused to eat them. My elder sons had them after all. He also doesn't like porridge or baby food I bought. I think he really loves my cooking. He eats 3 times a day, in the morning, around noon and in the afternoon. Each meal time has 4 hours in between.
What about fruit?
My eldest son, Big D, didn't really like fruits when he was younger. It was because I didn't introduce fruits to him as early as possible. Well, new mom makes mistakes, right? So, for Baby Dig, I don't wanna make the same mistake. I tried to introduce some fruits in any varieties, but Baby Dig seemed not too interested. I began to worry... Moms always worry, right?
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One morning, I ate dragon fruit and was thinking to give Baby Dig a try. I was worried about the seeds. I was afraid the seeds would burden his stomach. So, I filtered the fruit and served him the liquid only. No fruit flesh, no seeds.
He loved it!
The next time I gave him a small amount of dragon fruit with the flesh and seeds. He chewed it happily and asked for another. I was thinking that I would wait for the allergic reaction or something before I gave him another try.
The next morning, baby Dig showed no bad reaction. His poo was reddish but in good consistency. So, I decided to continue the menu. Alhamdulillah.
After some time, I read about giving dragon fruit for baby. It is one of the recommended fruit for babies anyway. Served raw and the seeds aren't big deal for babies' digestive. That's what I see with Baby Dig. And what I like the most from dragon fruit is its fiber. It really really helps a lot in Baby Dig's poo. Dragon fruit itself is also rich in vitamin C. Tastes good and easy to chew even for 5 teethed baby like Baby Dig.