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What We’re Eating: Solid Foods

Posted: July 11th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Misc. | 5 Comments »

So it’s been a few months since we jumped on this solid food bandwagon.

I was hesitant at first- I fed them rice cereal for months. Only after Dr. B gave me a nudge at 6.5 months did I introduce a vegetable. Once we started I think we got going pretty good.

So here’s our list:
-Peas with Mint yes, the first food they had was peas with mint- they loved it.
-Buttercup Squash
-Green Beans
-Applesauce (Pink Lady)
-Sweet Potatoes

-Rice Cereal
-Barley Cereal
-Mixed Grains Cereal (Barley, Spelt, Oats)

-Cereal Puffs (Banana and Sweet Potato)
-Cantaloupe chunks (in their mesh feeders)

Tonight I’ve got Broccoli, Carrots, Spinach, Plums, Apples and Peaches to steam and blend. I think I’m going to start making things a little more chunky- they do pretty well with texture so far and they do have teeth so they spend a lot of time gumming everything they can. Time to move on from completely smooth purees.

-Barley Cereal
-Spinach (!!!!!)

Least Favorites:
-Avocado (although they did eat a large one between the two of them today)

I think I might venture into grinding up some chicken breasts. Maybe. I’ve got Wheat cereal on the shelf but am waiting to give that since it’s the most likely of the cereals to cause an allergic reaction. I started introducing new foods really slowly at first- 4-5 days of the same thing, then once we went a few weeks without a reaction I just started letting them have at it. I might try 2 new things in a day and it may come back to bite me but so far so good.

We give 2-3 meals in a day. Most days 3 but some days they just run too close together and we end up with 2 meals. I’m trying to get on a better schedule with this.

So far I haven’t purchased a jar of food. I was very tempted to take some camping but opted instead to just grab a couple boxes of Happy Baby from the freezer. I love this product. It’s just straight up veggies and fruits- nothing else.

Things I’ve learned about my boys:

Wyatt is a messy eater.

Lincoln is not. Well, not as bad as Wyatt anyway…

Many nights Wyatt will have his eyelashes glued together with whatever we’ve been eating because if it hits the tray- it’s going to get smeared right on his face. Lincoln will “finger paint” a bit if he happens to touch his food but for the most part keeps his hands pretty clean. Chins are another story!

Wyatt is always one meal away from being constipated. Green’s bring the poop. Rice and Bananas do not. I’m so glad he likes the green stuff (and the “P” stuff- pears, plums…) we try and eat something green every day. Lincoln seems to handle foods pretty well, he doesn’t have the same issues as Wyatt. Also, gDiaper liners are no match for spinach.

They haven’t figured out how to refuse something yet. If they don’t like it they may be slow to open up but they don’t turn away from a spoon or push back. They don’t even really spit anything out. It’s messy enough without this so let’s hope it continues!

If I think they may not like it- that’s what they like the most.

I’ve got some good eaters!

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5 Comments on “What We’re Eating: Solid Foods”

  1. 1 Chelsea said at 6:50 pm on July 12th, 2009:

    I love your list! I'm so curious to know what other mamas are doing in regards to food. So how long have they been doing the cereal puffs? They're SO cute!

  2. 2 Erin said at 9:53 am on July 13th, 2009:

    Cereal puffs for a few weeks now. They don't always get into their mouths. Sometimes I'll look over and they are stuck all over their faces and dissolving on their chins…they just keep shoving them in the general vacinity and if it sticks, they think they got one in. It's pretty funny. There is a noticable change in how they pick things up now- evn if they don't get in their mouths their dexterity is improving.

  3. 3 Lauren Sears said at 10:46 pm on July 13th, 2009:

    Okay so i am VERY curious you don't buy any of the jar baby food. So how do you make it? How much does it usually cost? How much time does it take? How do you store it? How often do you make it? I am a very detailed person as you can tell. LOL đŸ™‚

    Sometimes i make my daughters baby food. Most often i buy jar'd food.

  4. 4 Kate said at 6:02 pm on July 21st, 2009:

    Spinach! I would have never thought of it! Thank you!!!! I have to start making Jake's veggies and I had no clue what to do. I think I am going to do the following:
    squash (butternut or summer)

    Thank you sooooo much! OH and the cereal puffs are a HUGE hit here too.

  5. 5 The Search Continues | The Slacker Mom said at 3:42 pm on May 5th, 2012:

    […] scratch, nothing processed, everything balanced and full of nutrients.  And I did that when they first started eating solids.  In the past year or two that has fallen […]

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