July 28, 2009

Solid foods

So Theo's going to town on solids now. You can introduce them as young as 4 months, but we waited until 6 months. Not for any particular reason or ideology, just that it seemed convenient. The "trend" nowadays is to introduce one food at a time, 3 days apart. This is so that if there's an allergy, you know what it is. Following my laissez faire parenting style, I decided that babies have been introduced to multiple foods for thousands of years, so why change it? So far he's eaten rice cereal, oatmeal, peaches, applesauce, bananas, green beans, peas, winter squash, sweet potatoes, prunes, carrots, and a blueberry/raspberry/banana mix. He seems to like pretty much everything so far! I also tried giving him some Cheerios because they're a great finger food and they dissolve in a mouth that doesn't have any teeth. However, I put one in his mouth, he tasted it, and then started to cry. Oh well, maybe next week!

Posted by Shelby at July 28, 2009 09:41 PM