Friday, April 28, 2006

She loves books, but she couldn't eat a whole one (or, Hey - this stuff tastes like cardboard!)

Baby does have quite an affinity with books. I always hoped that it meant she'd eventually become a regular library patron and devourer of books. But I didn't think she'd be devouring them literally.

It's the paper. When she hears me rustling the pages of a magazine or sees me turning them, she automatically reaches out with her sticky little hands to get a taste.

Baby will turn her nose up at a lovingly microwaved dish of steak and veges baby food, but give her a real estate agent's postcard to play with and in the ten minutes it takes to wash a few dishes at the sink, half of that postcard has disappeared down her gullet in a mash of saliva-soaked pulp.

I hope it all comes out in the poo.

5 comments:

Desiree said...

So what you need to do is smear paper with the baby food and then gradually wean her off the paper-based product.

If anything the paper must have LOTS of fibre?!?

Beth said...

Hi Violet,
lol! Eve is EXACTLY the same. I was just washing up and turned around to find she'd eaten nearly a whole playing card! She's also eaten two cardboard labels from cuddly toys and always tried to eat my magazines.
Like you, I'm hoping the digestive system can cope!
:-)
Eve also LOVES swimming. We go every wekk and it took her three times before she started kicking. I hold her under her tummy and stand still til she kicks. Then I move. I stop if she stops. She has a massive grin on her face the whole time. You're very brave doing it on your own, though. I always take my hubby with me so he can hold Eve while I shower and change.
:-)
Beth and Eve (8 months)

Juliabohemian said...

chock full of fiber!

Jon said...

I'm sure it's harmless, but there have to be some chemicals in the paper. Maybe a pacifier will do the trick?

Violet said...

desiree: yeah but it's got lots of nice, toxic ink too. Apparently there was a massive poo this morning (the boy was on early morning duty) so hopefully it's all there.

beth: Lovely to hear for you. I'll try that next time - only move if she kicks. I'd love for the boy to come too, but the weekend classes were full.

juliabohemian: as if Baby needed in help in the area of regularity...

jon:Baby doesn't approve of pacifiers. Only real nipple will do.