Friday, 11 June 2010

Bump lurve the cake!

As the World Cup is about to kick off there's no doubt that Mini B is developing a solid right foot of his/her own as we've been feeling more and more movement as the days go by.

All the books and websites do, of course, say that this is completley normal. However, what they don't say is that the bump is fussy! Indeed, the bump can remain very quiet and almost motionless until the right combination of food and/or drink triggers a mini-boxercise class in Mrs B's tummy. Which has led us to experiment.

Clearly inheriting his/her parents' sweet teeth (I am capable of demolishing a packet of Haribo in 10 minutes), it appears that Mini B reacts best to anything with at least one or more teaspoons of sugar in it.

Porridge (no sugar) - zero reaction
Porridge (with honey) - massive kicks
Savoury dinner - zero reaction
Sweet desert - tummy party!

But it appears that there is some science behind this. Have a read of this article to find out a bit more, but basically it transpires that babies develop their tastebuds from around week 15 and react very quickly to whatever you eat as it actually flavours the amniotic fluid!

Anyway, our top three baby moving foods:
1 - Chocolate, cake or sweets
2 - Yogurts
3 - Orange juice (he/she goes crazy for it)

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