They really are edible.
Thanks everyone who left a comment/emailed on the transitions to solids. Cereal is still a challenge – so far cerelac, 4C porridge, and oatmeal have been rejected. We’ve come full circle and are back to rice cereal with some fruit in it. So far so good. Carrots can be sneaked in with loads of sweet potato. Key word is sneak. I once got confident about my “masking” abilities and took it too far, Gabi figured it out and proceeded to shut her mouth firmly (she also hits the bowl and spoon when she’s not interested and hums with every spoonful when she loves what she’s eating). Other interesting things – she likes water over juice – I’ll ride that while it lasts, can’t get enough papaya, and will not eat anything with even the hint of lumps…hopefully that changes once the teeth show up. Sitting properly now, still hates “tummy time” so I’m wondering if she’ll ever crawl. Stretches her arms when she wants to be picked up…learned that yesterday. Trying to laugh out loud (she currently giggles/howls), but ends up doing this fake cough thing instead…it’s the funniest thing.