Ah, ode to the baby mum-mum–
You are a favorite of my babies,
You keep them quiet when we’re driving,
You stop crying when they’re fussy,
You are the best of the finger foods.
A friend of mine with twin and an older child introduced me to the joy of the baby mum-mum. It’s a rice cracker thingy that dissolves almost immediately in the baby’s mouth. They can hold on to it and munch it, breaking off small pieces in their mouth. They dissolve almost instantaneously, so I never worried about choking. Teeth aren’t necessary for these yummy snacks. (Abigail at 12 months still has no teeth, and eats these just fine). My babies LOVE these. Seriously, they are like crack for babies. I keep a stash in the car for when we’re driving home from an outing and the babies are fussy. I offer one when I breastfeed one baby and the other has to wait (very hard to wait when you’re only 12 months old).
The only bad part about these wonderful snacks is that many grocery stores don’t carry them. Why not? I have simply no idea. Around us, it’s just the Market Basket, which has both incredible prices and incredible crowds. I simply can’t face trying to get the double stroller through those crowds. But, happily enough, I discovered that Amazon will ship them to me by the case. A case is a lot of mum-mums, you think? Not so, say my kids! They are happy to go through that entire case….probably this weekend!