Trying Meat for the First Time

Even though William had been eating pureed solids for over a month, we hadn’t yet tried meat. Matt had bought him a baby food jar with meat with gravy in it, so for Sunday dinner we decided to give it a chance. He clearly was interested in the jar.

As always, we didn’t know if this would be a food he’d like right away or take some getting used to. As Matt and I are huge fans of beef with gravy, we figured he’d love it.

At first he didn’t even want to try it. Perhaps he was reacting just to the smell.

After his first bites, he made faces and didn’t seem to like it at all.

He tried clamping his mouth shut, clearly not liking the taste at all.

Yet someone else was very intrigued by the smell and decided to come take a look for herself.

To William’s delight, Inky came right up to the high chair to check it out and beg for some herself.

I’ve never seen her so close to the high chair or even William in general when he was eating.

Despite Inky’s desire to try some, we didn’t let her have any. William ended up spitting all of it up repeatedly. I’ve since learned that chicken or turkey would have been a better introduction to meat, so we will try one of those next.

~ Danielle


45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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