Sunday, January 9, 2011

sushi and peanut butter

Sushi and peanut butter are two highly contested foods for children which I chose to have Owen try this past weekend. 

We took Owen to our favourite sushi restaurant Amakara Friday night. This restaurant is very tiny and the seating is very close together, which is risky for dining with a infant. But Owen loves to eat out and was so well behaved that one of the dining couples came over to tell us how sweet and well behaved he was. Here he is eating sushi and trying rice from chopsticks.

Now, when I say he ate sushi, he really ate vegetable maki rolls. Here he is eating a yam roll.

For years parents have been told to hold back on introducing foods with a high instance of allergic reaction such as peanuts. Although this is a commonly perpetuated ideal, it has been recently revealed that delaying introduction has made no difference whatsoever to the number of peanut allergies - if anything they continue to rise. So I felt that since Owen's over a year old, was home with us on the weekend and has no family history of peanut allergies he could try a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Was he ever in love with the taste of peanut butter, so much so that he was trying to use his fingers to remove the peanut butter from the sandwich.

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