I'm running on very little brain power today. I've been thinking about visiting this group for a while, so here's my secret for feeding little ones.
That's right. Ice cube trays.
For babies, you can easily freeze one ounce portions of homemade baby food in ice cube trays. Just mash it all up (or use your blender or food processor) and spoon it into the trays. After a few hours, you can pop them out and store them in freezer bags.
For toddlers, dish up the meal (or snacks) right into the tray. My daughter is much more likely to eat a bite of chicken and two small stalks of broccoli out of each cube section, finishing her meal and not spilling as much on the floor, than she is to pick it all out of a bowl or off a plate.
As an added bonus, they're a lot cheaper than those plastic character plates they sell for the preschool set.
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