We often cook meat on the bone in our family as I find it's much more succulent and flavoursome than without. Maybe it's because I'm not much of a cook - Connie is much better - so my dishes use meat that I can't really destroy! I can't remember when I started giving big brother meat on the bone but I do know that he was early compared to his peers. I felt it was beneficial because from an early age he knew how to find little pieces of bone/cartilage/pips in his mouth. I feel awful when I accidentally leave a piece of fish bone on his plate but thankful that he knows how to take it out from his mouthful of food. Day 17 - I felt comfortable giving a spare rib to LO. I did wonder how he would take to it and as soon as I put it on LO's plate & placemat I had second thoughts even though I made sure the little bits of cartilage at the ends were removed.However as soon as LO saw the food there was no way I could have taken it away without upsetting him! He doesn't say much but when he does - we all know it. LO quickly learnt that the bit sticking out of both ends were too hard to chomp away any meat and had to navigate his head and mouth round to reach the meat. It was entertaining watching him but he managed to gnaw the pork away from the bone and thoroughly enjoyed the task!
Day 17: Dinner - butternut squash with chicken, and spare ribs
Day 18: Lunch - avocado. Dinner - Chicken with aubergine
Day 19: Lunch - steamed butternut squash fingers. Dinner - Broccoli with rice. Steamed apple
Day 20: Lunch - Cucumber sticks. Dinner - udon noodles with beans