When I am feeding D, I sometimes wonder, does how her food is prepared now influence her food preferences in the future? What I mean is...as I am feeding D, I notice that I tend to prepare her food the way I eat mine - in separate portions. I might put the food in the same bowl, but the avocado stays in its section, the rice cereal in its and whatever else. She gets fruit at the end after she's eaten everything else.
However, lately I've been mixing it all up just because I think baby food makers do that. Don't they serve chicken and corn and stuff like that?
And that's when I start thinking, well, will this influence her habits later? Because as my best friend and I always notice and laugh about over Thanksgiving is how we load our plates. I get the turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, etc. Put gravy on the turkey, mashed potatoes, etc and eat all the food separately. My best friend, on the other hand, puts it all in a big pile on her plate because she likes to eat everything all together in a big lump. Did her mom mix everything all together to feed to her when she was a babe?
Not sure, but we shall see. Personally, now that I am writing this, I think D is still too young to have this affect her. But, despite the fact that I do tend to mix all together more so now, I still notice that it all starts out separate still.