(I know dads feed their babies too. But “The Lazy Dad’s Guide” sounded overly stereotypical, and “The Lazy Parent’s Guide” just didn’t have the right ring to it.)
STEP 1: Start with something that can be prepared quickly, easily and in small quantities.
(We chose iron-fortified rice cereal.)
Be entertained by the fact that baby is more interested in spoon than in food.
STEP 2: Scrounge cupboard / fridge / freezer for food that is soft or can be easily squashed / puréed with a hand blender. Bonus points if this is yesterday’s leftovers.
Ignore all the old rules about allergies.
Be highly entertained at the faces baby makes when given a spoonful of applesauce. Seriously, who doesn’t like applesauce?
Occasionally remember to put avocados and sweet potatoes on the grocery list.
STEP 3: Put some finger food on baby’s high chair tray. Prepare for chaos.
Discover that Puffs get soggy and gross really quickly and replace them with Cheerios.
Be extremely impressed at the rapid improvement in baby’s pincer grasp.
Realize that your little one is growing up.