Starting on Solids

Guess who started on solids?


With his two new teeth the first thing we did after we got back from Malaysia was go out and buy rice cereal.  Jude’s first reaction was like this.


But after a few more spoonfuls he was chowing down.


And looooving it.


Here’s his ‘give me more now!!!’ face:


After a few days taking (and tolerating) rice cereal we started adding fruit and veggies into the mix. Every 2-3 days I tried out a new puree. So far he has had: nashi pears, apples, bananas, and sweet potato.  He dug them all!


Starting on solids has meant a bit more prep work for me. He has two snacks a day and I usually give him about 2 tablespoons of rice cereal mixed with breast milk and 2 tablespoons of a puree. To make the puree I cook and blend the fruit/veg,


Then put the puree into an ice cube tray, freeze, and then pop them into freezer bags.


I pull out a few cubes each day and let them defrost in the fridge overnight.


One thing we make sure is that he eats after he has had a full breastfeeding session as at his age the majority of his nutrients still come from the milk. The baby food is just a little snack.

IMG_9436It’s been a really fun new phase. Jude has gotten used to the idea of the spoon and swallowing something thicker than milk. I am looking forward to introducing new foods/making more interesting purees and watching his reaction to each.