I still peel my 18 month olds apples before giving them to her. She has plenty of teeth but still has issues chewing through it so why bother, ya know? Depends mainly on your child. Let her try one with you close by and then decide...Of course even if she does well always be close by just in case. (But you knew that already, I know!)
I'm pretty lucky my daughter will eat about anything I give her. At breakfast she has a fruit, lunch is either a fruit or vegetable, and dinner is a vegetable. Snacks in between are occasionally her cookies but I've noticed that even if she's wanting a cookie, she wants even more whatever it is I'm eating. So I'll get some yogurt or sliced fruit or baby carrots and things in a bowl (not all together! Lol) and we'll sit together and share it.
At dinner time try things like stirfrys. makes them think it's all one thing but you get to sneak vegetables in.
at 12:28 PM on May. 5, 2009