Monday, April 15, 2013

Starting Solids

in the past few weeks kimbah has been eating solids. she has been eating pureed foods since about five months, but she isnt the biggest fan of them. we got her a high chair, and started to seriously feed her solids. she isnt eating three meals a day, but she is munching on food along with us. we started off with bananas. it was the one food that i felt comfortable giving her, that she could manage on her own. we are following a Baby-Led Weaning style approach. she really digs it. she doesnt like to be fed with a spoon, and she thrusts the food out of her mouth when i try to feed her. i want to be totally aware of her eating signals because i dont want her to be force fed. all the foods that we give her are soft and easy for her to pick up. we also give her water in a sippy cup. she loves that. anything that makes her feel like a big girl.

right now she is interested in:

  • tangelos
  • whole wheat bread
  • avocado
  • watermelon
  • cantaloupe
  • brussel sprouts
  • eggs
  • limes & lemons
  • potatoes
  • green beans
  • apples
  • bananas
  • peaches
  • mango
its super fun feeding her new things. she makes the cutest faces. she hasnt really refused anything we have given her, so thats a plus. yes i am constantly on the edge of my seat worried about her choking. yes i am always checking for rashes & am paranoid that she is going to be allergic. i just think thats what motherhood is. its a constant look over your shoulder. wondering if the choices you are making for your child is going to be the right ones. we are still nursing through the day & night, and im sure she is getting all that she needs from me still.  its such a wonderful feeling to know that you are providing nutrition for your baby. i try to eat as healthy as possible. i think i do a great job at it actually. i do eat an occasional pizza here and there, and i do love my sweets, but as far as fast food and fried foods? i dont get much of that.

so the adventures on the food front are exciting, watching her grow is just a dream.

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