This week into our journey with solids, Tux tries red bell peppers.
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.
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.
And the baby eating solids adventure continues. Next week, what will he be having in Taiwan?
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.
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.