Monday, June 18, 2007

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1 comment:

Judy Canahuati said...

Not at all bored but intrigued enough by the concept to write. Actually, if experience counts, my own child chose solids as his first food, grabbing a piece of raw meat from a counter at slightly under 5 months and then not being very interested in anything other than meat in terms of solid foods. I agree that we probably won't go back to pre-mastication, although considering all of the "discarded" behaviors we have retaken, like cross nursing, baby slings, etc. even this is a possibility.

However, there doesn't seem to be any particularly reason why babies couldn't eat real foods, if soft enough like banana and cooked carrots to just be mashed up.

Absence of teeth at an age when babies, on their own, would go for foods is an indication that adults ought to do something with it, as primitive humans probably did.

The nice thing about this is that it would totally take away pressure on having to eat at four months or six months or whenever WE think the baby is ready. Its the baby who would determine the pace.