I was hesitant to try blueberries. They just seemed so small when compared to other foods, except for maybe puffs. And since puffs dissolve in the mouth and berries do not, I saw them as kind of difficult to eat. Silly me for denying baby M his favorite food for all these weeks.
It started with one berry slightly crushed between my fingers just so the skin breaks and it's more of a berry disk than at round berry. I put it on his tray and he grabbed it with his whole hand and somehow managed to smush it into his mouth.
Three dozen berry-disks later, I cut him off. And I've been doing the same every morning for a week now.
It may just be coincidence, but baby M all of a sudden developed his pincher grip this week. He picked up a blueberry between his thumb and forefinger and stuck it in his mouth. Just like that, a major milestone all thanks to delicious blueberries. Yum.
Yesterday we did blueberry pancakes for breakfast (made with Bob's gluten free mix). Huge hit.
Nothing a little shampoo to the face and OxyClean to the bib can't fix!