Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mmmm ... mango :-)

Now if I could only get her to say, "mama." We're working on the "mmm ..." sound, but she'd rather not put an ending on it, referring to this instead.

As you may have guessed, that yummy looking puree is not for me; it's for my baby, who tried her first mango yesterday. Mmmm!

Just check out the look of anticipation on her face as the bowl came her way. She knows it has to be good, as she's seen her mama eat this brightly colored (I don't know why it shows up this bright in the pics) fruit dozens of times.

And, it's good for babies, too. Here's what had to say:

"Mangos are another fruit that is loaded with Vitamin A and one that contains a higher level of carotenoids than almost any other fruit. These carotenoids are said to reduce the risk of cancer, as well as heart disease. Carotenoids are also thought to be successful in warding off the common cold.

"Mangoes are low in fat, low in calories but very high in fiber. You will also find lots of Vitamins C and B in mangoes, as well as iron, potassium and protein.

"Like papayas, mangos are tropical fruits and their age for introduction is varied - while they may make a great first food, they are probably not good as THE first food."

Good thing Hayden's already tried green beans, peas, spinach, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, apples, pears, plums and bananas.

Now for the real taste test. She eagerly takes a bite of the fresh mango puree. Looks like she likes it ... and the end of the spoon must be pretty tasty, too.


Now that you so patiently read about my little lady's first experience with tropical fruit, let's find out who won my coconutty convenience giveaway. Hayden wasn't as cooperative for this photo shoot, so I'll spare you the play-by-play. Here's the winning name:

Congratulations Chantal!