さて、アラタの離乳食がすすまないから、いろいろな人の経験談を聞いて、私も市販のベイビーフードを使ってみた。ベイビーフードならアラタは食べる！そうか、私の作るおかゆはまずいのか。まあ、一生懸命用意して食べてくれないことほど悲しいことはないので、しばらくベイビーフードにゆでた野菜を加えたぐらいのものを上げようと思う。一回であまり食べない時は、フルーツの混ざったベイビーライスを午後に上げたりと、変則的な2回食にもなってきた。それから、バナナ（電子レンジでチンしてつぶしたもの）はよく食べることを発見。写真はアラタが平らげた、ハインツのCaribbean Casserole with Porkの空き瓶。128gを3日で食べた。
We went to Guildford Woking Japanese parents meeting. We took a bus in Woking for the first time to get to the family we were meeting. There were 7 families and all children were dressed in Jimbei or Yukata, traditional Japanese summer clothes. Arata was still crying most of the time when he was surrounded by other babies or toddlers...
I have asked around how to encourage babies to eat solids. A couple of mums said some babies are fussy and eat only tasty dishes! As I feel so disappointed if he doesn't eat much after I take time to prepare, I tried giving Arata some baby food. I added some boiled and mashed vegetable to look a bit nicer. And... he loves it! I've also been doing weaning more flexible. When he doesn't eat much in the morning, I give him a bit of baby rice with some fruit in the afternoon. Or I give him a bit of banana from my cereal bowl in the morning. (I cook and mash it before feeding him.) In this photo, he is proudly holding an empty bottle of Heinz baby food 'Caribbean casserole with pork'. He finished a bottle, 128g, in 3 days.