in reading this thread, I was reminded of my daughter’s youngest- he loves mashed potatoes, even as a baby, and I’m not sure why, but about the time he was 9-10 months old, my daughter started making a "mashed potato" salad (YUCK!!!!!) with all the normal stuff in potato salad but the potatoes are mashed- and PS she adds pickles and mustard-
so here is this young boy, thinking he’s going to get to eat his favorite food of the moment (mashed HOT potatoes) and he gets a mouthful of cold, icky, mashed potato salad! It took him almost an entire summer to actually try to eat real mashed potatoes again! To this day, and he’s 7 now, he still wants to be reassured that they are real mashed potatoes and not that cold version he remembers from that summer.
Why did she do that? Did she not tell him?
I’m really just curious…those aren’t necessarily child-friendly ingredients…especially to a nine- or 10-month-old.