Rather, how *resistant* he is. I don't think it's fair to call a child who sees a therapist for sensory food aversion 'picky.'
He is not willfully being disobedient. When a kid won't try candy or something sweet? Not willful. Or picky.
Something else entirely. And therapy has done a WORLD of good. He tries things now. Sometimes on his own; sometimes because I tell him he needs to. But still, he tries, and that is so much progress.
He still does not want things on his fingers or mouth, though. He won't eat without "a wipe" (wet washcloth) and dabs his face or fingers after EVERY bite. Now that he is trying more, we are noticing more aversion to the texture of things. He's much more willing to try, but then he starts gagging (something he never did before) because of the textures of new and different things. Basically, continued exposure and desensitization will help that, but it's a slow process.
So HOW EXCITED was I to try a new yogurt product? He loves yogurt. It has always been one of his staples, even when he'd only eat maybe three things. But, he's never been too much a fan of the yogurt on mouth. He likes yogurt tubes, but around here, it's not always easy to find them without all the sugar and dyes and such.
Ta Da! Introducing to our lives YO YUMMY! I am part of an awesome Moms group, Moms Meet, and we get the opportunities to sample and share things with friends. I jumped on the chance to let Luke try these yogurt pouches and I am SO glad I did. They have 10% less sugar than most 'kids' yogurts out there and NO dyes and NO high fructose corn syrup (seriously...why even use that stuff????). Each pouch has more protein than even the awesome organic brand I pretty much exclusively buy and best of all???
Luke LOVES them.
The only thing I don't love is that they aren't easy enough for me to buy (yet)...for now, some of my favorite (but not-so-near) places carry them: Wegman’s, Costco, Hannaford, Stew Leonard’s, Fresh & Easy, and Sprout’s Farmer Markets.
My hope is that the locations will continue to grow, but honestly, even though our nearest Costco is over an hour away, these will be on our list to go for—Luke likes them that much. If you are near any of these stores, and have the opportunity, I'd definitely try them out. Sometimes, when I do reviews of things, I am hesitant because I worry about how to be kind if I don't like something or find value in it.
TOTALLY not the situation here! SO, YoYummy, thanks for the opportunity to try something we think is AWESOME!
Come to more stores, closer to me! And fast!
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