Well if I told you it was because he never eats, I know that some of you would not believe me! This kid can eat his own weight in baby food, and I think that is growing old - so he wants Big People food instead!
Here are some photos of the things James has tried over the last few months!
Don't let this picture fool you...he did NOT eat this whole ear of corn! Gracie decided she didn't want anymore, so we gave it to him to see what he would do. He would bite a few pieces off (with his four teeth) and then take them out of his mouth. Guess Pork Chop doesn't like corn either!
Lesson #1: giving a 10 month old a plate means one of two things will happen: food ends up off the plate and on the highchair, OR plate ends up on floor! (James is enjoying diced ravioli and rapsberries-his new favorite food!)
I learned a trick from babycenter.com. It is much easier for children to grab "slippery" food (like the watermelon seen here) if you coat it in dry baby cereal first. It works, it really does!