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Fed Friday’s – Red Bell Peppers

This week into our journey with solids, Tux tries red bell peppers.

hmmm..this is new
I don’t know mom

We figured he should try a different coloured vegetable. We’ve been going green thus far so thought we’d try something not green. He’s starting to get the whole holding in hand and shoving into mouth thing now. 

ok. I think I like this.

What I have learned and this isn’t for everyone as everyone’s baby is different but it’s easier for him to hold the food and feed himself when it’s long and not small tiny pieces. Basically it gives him a handle to hold on to. He has teeth and not going to lie, sometimes we get scared when he shoves the whole thing in his mouth but he’s been pretty good at spitting it back out as well. We have also learned not to over steam the veggies so that it automatically disintegrates in his hands, having it a little bit tougher seems to be more enjoyable for him as he can gnaw on part of it. He hasn’t quite figured out how to deal with the part that’s in his palms. 

Food drunk

And the baby eating solids adventure continues. Next week, what will he be having in Taiwan?

❤ Sarah

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Fed Friday’s – Baby’s first solids pt.2

So, our journey with solids continues. Since last week, he’s tried cucumber (randomly) and peas yesterday.

First of all, are babies allowed cucumbers raw? I can’t imagine eating cucumbers not raw. He had a bit of a taste when we were over at my fiancé’s moms house for a barbecue. He just wanted to eat what I was eating, so I looked at my fiancé and he shrugged sure so I let my baby suck on a slice of cucumber. I had bit into it already, and later we just cut the skin off since that’s a bit tough for him.

I know I know, we keep getting too excited to feed him food and keep not following the rules.

One new food a day for 2-3 days. 

Anyways, we just started peas yesterday and he seems to like it. Definitely the pea out of the pod and definitely not the pod. Lol. Baby trying new foods is so much fun.

❤ Sarah

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Fed Friday’s – Baby’s First Solids

Since Tux is now 6 months and we have just had our 6 month doctors appointment, it was time for solids.

We may have gotten too excited and may have started with two things. Please keep in mind, we asked our doctor and we did wait till the new recommendation of 6 months to feed him solids even though he has been ready for months.

One being baby mum-mums, which by the way was his very very first. 

Then, we tried broccoli, which most people wouldn’t try first but we did because a) we love broccoli and b) it’s a vegetable that isn’t too too sweet.

Being first time parents we are playing around with it just as much as our son is.

Since we started solids, we figured it was time to give him water too. We are only giving water with the solids not replacing formula one bit.

Today would be day 3 of broccoli. We only fed the single baby mum-mum that first day and saving the other one for times when we can’t feed him formula like in the car. 

What was your baby’s first solids?

❤ Sarah

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Fed Friday’s – Fed is Best Rant

Disclaimer: This is a rant. It’s not meant to offend anyone but it probably will and I accept that. Please be respectful of everyone’s opinions. We can all agree to disagree right?

to: parents

I never knew there was such controversy over how you feed your baby till I was pregnant.

First, Fed is Best. It shouldn’t matter how you feed your baby as long as you are providing for your baby. You are doing what’s best for you and your family.

What irks me the most is honestly this fight for the right to breastfeed in public. Why does this irk me? Because you do have that right (as far as I am aware it is legal to breastfeed in public in Canada), you moms are annoyed that some people look at you a certain way when you have your breast sticking out and in your child’s mouth or that some people find it offensive. I’m sorry but if you saw a random woman on the street with their breast sticking out, will you honestly tell me that you won’t stare and find it offensive? If you want to fight, go topless, make it the norm for women to be topless because it isn’t a norm, people find it odd and offensive. Some will say breastfeeding is natural but so is being naked thus my whole topless argument.

Now to continue with this topless argument is the fact that it’s not like exclusive breast pumpers can throw there boobs out and put the machine on their boob in public just to feed their child, and to make sure their supply doesn’t dry up. So, breast feeders, don’t you feel lucky you can feed your baby where ever and whenever they need to? This is again why I believe that the real fight is to make naked breasts a norm. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to bring your pump anywhere and just sit on a bench and whip out your boobs to pump some milk rather than running home or hiding?

Now to change it up, formula feeders don’t you get annoyed when you go somewhere you have to bring twice as many things as a breastfeeder? Or how some other parents may shame you for formula feeding? Don’t be ashamed, don’t destroy yourself for not being able to breastfeed, be happy you are able to feed your child.

It doesn’t matter how we feed our babies but that they are fed yet we argue so much about breast is best, our rights and just in general what to feed, when to feed, etc.

What works for you, may not work for others.

Also, this isn’t a post FOR being topless, it’s more to show the ridiculousness of these arguments. 

Love yourself, love your baby, and feed your baby.

❤ Sarah