Just because I have 6 kids, doesn't mean I don't still have those moments, especially with my youngest. Like right now, he is not a fan of eating. He will eat about 10 different things - and all of them contain sugar - except black beans and rice (thank you, Brazil!) and a McDonald's cheeseburger (thank you, USA??). He used to like more foods, but right now, he only eats if he is really hungry and it is something he really loves. When I am tempted to "freak out" about his eating habits, my husband reminds me that Dr. Threlkeld (our first pediatrician in Memphis) always said that he won't starve, he'll eat when he's hungry. So, I relax.
Anyway, one of his favorites right now is this:
This is kind of like cream of wheat with sugar and powdered milk. I mix it with warm milk and it makes a mushy kind of cereal. Anderson ate this a lot when he was little and he still asks for "baby cereal" sometimes. Giovanni loves it.
And of course, Mr. Independent has to feed himself - always.
(yes, I'm letting him watch baby einstein on youtube while he eats.)
Evidently, "baby cereal" has other uses.
Like painting your spongebob placemat.
PS. If you happen to live in Brazil and can buy this stuff, it's also good to put some of this into a bowl (without milk) and cut up a banana into slices. Stir the slices around so they get coated with the cereal. Yumm.