Monday, August 22, 2011

P is for Porridge ... and PASTA

Porridge is the next natural move for semi-solid after cereal. Porridge time was fun in the beginning. I wish I could say the same for now. Imagine, how bored will it be if you have to consume porridge (same porridge, different ingredients) for the next 365 days?!

Have you heard of law of diminishing returns? It simply means the tendency for a continuing application of effort or skill toward a particular project or goal to decline in effectiveness after a certain level of result has been achieved (source: The Free Dictionary). I have tested and proven this law on Gracelle. When she first started taking solid food, she finishes her porridge within 10-15 minutes. Now that she is on solid food, she has porridge from Monday to Friday, and as the day goes by, her interest level for porridge has declined and she is taking 2 minutes... 3 minutes ... 5 minutes...... longer, approximately 20-30 minutes to finish.

Thank God for pasta. I cook pasta for Gracelle once in a while. See, I have star shape carrots and alphabet pasta to attract my darling. Guess what? I faithfully feed her spoonful by spoonful, she gobble up eat mouthful delightfully and would scream if the next spoonful came too late. Phew! She finished 1 bowl of pasta within 15 minutes! That's it, fuss free!

Pasta is ideal for baby learning to chew. It is a quick and easy recipe to cook for your baby. So, ditch your spaghetti and pick up alphabet pasta today!

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