That’s just what I did.
George was fussy one afternoon while Henry was napping.
After failing all attempts to make him happy (feeding, diaper, napping)
I strapped him in his high chair and poured some leftover peaches on the tray.
I was having a snack, so I crumbled some muffin on the tray as well.
Crying instantly stopped!
George squished, smeared and smashed the food.
Exploring the textures with his fingers and hands for the next 20-30 minutes!
Eventually, his fingers found their way to his mouth and face.
Needless to say, he needed a full clothing change.
But it was well worth the mess!