You know you’re getting old and that you have an almost 9 month old kid and you’re posting a blog at 9pm on July 4th while you enjoy the ambient sounds of fireworks, kids in the streets and your baby’s daddy is watching SOLARIS (the 1972 version…. poke. my. eyes. out.)
Exciting things in life aside, they’re about to get more exciting for YOU because I’m going to talk about Thadman’s latest foray into the world of poop. Since starting solids, this kid can clear a room — and I’m NOT exaggerating. (Sidebar: you can’t say I didn’t warn you about posts like these…).
We’ve been trying solids with him since he was about 5 months, and it’s really just started to take off. His favorite foods are avocado, hummus, pickles, more avocado (good thing we live in California!), more hummus and spicy marinara sauce. He also occasionally downs soba noodles, tofu and seaweed salad like a champ.
Why should you care, you ask? Why am I boring you with all the crap my kid eats? Well, because I want to tell you that you should not feed your kid Chia seeds. Yes, I might have fed the little guy Chia seeds about a week ago when we were sharing our morning oatmeal. I like putting Chia seeds into my oatmeal because when I put him down for his morning nap I always go and do something crazy like clean the house or workout in the backyard — and it gives me my much needed protein AND I hear they’re good for helping loose the extra poundage. Well, apparently they’re also chalk full of fiber and I learned this the following morning when it wasall over him. (Let’s just say that I’m really glad his vintage windows can now be opened and I’m able to air out the premises before his morning nap. Thank you Uncle Dennis, Dad and Rick for making this possible.)
I also learned this the next morning.
When I say all over him, I’m not just talking about a “blow out diaper” (because it was that), but I’m also talking about the actual seeds. It became very clear, very fast, that one should never, ever, ever feed Chia seeds to an infant (I can’t wait until Dr. Marc hears about this one…. You should have seen his face when I told him why my 5 month old son was wearing an amber necklace). However I can’t help but think that these Chia seeds started a trend with these crazy in the middle of the night poopapaloozas because it’s happened every night since. No, they are no longer blow outs, but godhelpme it smells like a friggen sewer in his room by 7:30am. And THEN. AND THEN, he figgen does it AGAIN during his first bottle. It’s like it’s his job to just poop everything out. I mean, I’m basically the only one feeding him and I can’t believe he’s even eating this much.
Don’t feed your infant Chia seeds.
And you can thank me for learning this lesson on your behalf.