I would have introduced the hairdryer a LOT sooner. I tried it out on Lila last week. She’s 20 months old. (Hey! We live in a warm climate. Blow drying is about as necessary as heated seats in your car.)
Anywho, she CLUNG to Craig the minute I turned the blow dryer on. It was as if I had a gun pointed at her head.
(Can’t blame her. It does look like an air-blowing gun.)
She SCREAMED, too.
So yeah, I would have introduced the hairdryer sooner.
The temperature of food.
When Lila was little we quickly did away with the whole, “warm-the-bottle” thing. Why? Because really? Who wants to heat up EVERY bottle? What if you just can’t? So, she usually had room-temperature milk in her bottle (or sometimes cold milk. gasp!).
Next, when it came time to eat real food – we were just as
lazy proactive. Enter: lots of cold finger foods: carrots, pasta, sweet potatoes, cheese, etc.
Now, when Lila eats anything that is even REMOTELY above room temperature, she immediately ejects the food piece from her tongue and proceeds to blow on it profusely.
And it ain’t even hot.
So yeah, introduce the hairdryer sooner than later and vary the temperature of food that you give your kid.