Everyday at 5+ in the evening, we’ll have fruits for teatime, unless we’re not at home. I'm glad that XY and CE love fruits. I try to give them a variety - apple, pear, dragon fruit, guava, banana, papaya, persimmon, plum and peach. As fruits are best taken 30 minutes before or after a meal, teatime’s the most suitable time for us.
I used to cut the fruit into small bite-size with a small spoon and feed CE. But now he prefers to feed himself, using a fork. He’ll signal to me when he has a big chunk in his mouth. Sometimes it’s just a wee bit bigger than usual, he won’t choke with that. But it’s good that he knows what’s too big for him. Anyway, I still have to keep a close eye on him when he feeds himself.
With this healthy habit, I hope the kids have sufficient intake of fruits. Hubby’s the only one who doesn’t take much fruits. Just can’t find the right time to ‘feed’ him. By the time he’s back from work, it’s already time for dinner. Even if he’s home on weekends, he doesn’t take much. But he told me he'd buy some cut fruits after lunch sometimes. Well, at least he takes some, better than none at all.