Peach Sensory Bin

When LittleMan was an only child, I was very diligent to instill healthy eating habits. We followed baby led weaning. We made homemade baby food. We introduced a wide variety of foods slowly and safely. At 9 months he asked for (via pointing and ASL) cinnamon on his sweet potatoes. At 1 year his favorite food was stuffed mushroom caps. Feeding him wasn’t just a task to be done today, it was our effort to cement healthy habits for life.
With the second baby, that effort slipped a little bit. I won’t say healthy eating went out the window. We continued to follow baby lead weaning practices. We continued to attempt to foster a positive relationship with food. However we didn’t take the same time and consideration in making sure SunnyGirl was exposed to a wide variety of foods. Sure she had exposure to all of the food groups, but only a small number of foods in each group. In 18 months of life she’d only tried 7 fruits. So when we brought home a bag of nectarines and she had no interest in trying one, I realized we needed to make more of an effort to get her excited for new foods the way we did for her brother when he was a tot.

I decided to sacrifice a couple nectarines for the sake of sensory exploration and see what would happen if we took the pressure off.
Peach Sensory Bin from Suzy Homeschooler (1)
Simply grated nectarines spread across the bottom of a sensory bin with some basic cooking utensils, SunnyGirl wasted no time in checking this bin out.
Peach Sensory Bin from Suzy Homeschooler (2)
Peach Sensory Bin from Suzy Homeschooler (3)
When presented with a fun way of exploring the food she previously had no interest in trying, SunnyGirl decided she liked it after all and wanted a whole peach for herself.
Peach Sensory Bin from Suzy Homeschooler (4)
Win!

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