First tries

EDIT This was meant for babyledweaners  but since there are replies I’ll leave it up. 

Our son, Bobby, turned 6 months old on December 21st and we decided to give him his first food on the 25th. It was sweet potatoes. He wasn’t very interested.  We tried again the following two days.  Both days we were out at family houses and used traditional high chairs with trays and he totally went to town.  Then we got back home to our high chair that scoots up tot he table and he was again generally uninterested and his interest in the sweet potato has been dwindling over the past two days.  Today he would cry whenever a pice came off in his mouth 😦  I’ll give it a rest for a bit… I just had so many sweet potatoes!

Is raw sweet potato ok to give to soothe gums?

We’ve also tried introducing brown rice. I put dry rice in my food processor to made a powder and then cooked it up with some boob juice.  I made a porridge of sorts with half and then poured out three medallions and baked them to make a sort of cookie.  I also was given a couple of rice cookies from a fried which I was hesitant to use because they also contained sugar, salt and milk powder.  I first tried the home made cookie.  He liked sucking on it but it kind of crumbled and became useless.  The liked the taste of the porridge the first try but didn’t swallow.  The next time it made him cry.  This morning I decided to try the gifted rice cookie and he like chewing on it because it was really crispy but one good chop would break off a HUGE piece which would instantly turn to a goo in his mouth and then he puked.  Not so awesome.

Any suggestions for other ways to offer rice are appreciated!

Tomorrow he’s be trying banana for breakfast and I’m really excited about that.

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10 Comments on “First tries”

  1. metahara says:

    I think grains and nuts should wait till 12 months unless the mother chews it first and then gives it to baby.
    Bananas, Sweet Potato, pureed carrots, make better first foods.
    goats milk yogurt with fruit later on..
    no sugar, no honey.

  2. metahara says:

    I think grains and nuts should wait till 12 months unless the mother chews it first and then gives it to baby.
    Bananas, Sweet Potato, pureed carrots, make better first foods.
    goats milk yogurt with fruit later on..
    no sugar, no honey.

  3. metahara says:

    with the two boys, I waited till they reached for food.
    I didn’t have a regular solid food schedule-
    I fed them when they wanted it, as much as they wanted.
    when they were toddlers I always had healthy whole food snacks within their reach. We never had a clean plate club or anything like that. Neither have any food allergies.
    One is 6’3, 190 the other is 6′ 150.
    the bigger one still has not ever had red meat.
    they are both healthy (knock wood).

    • metahara says:

      oh
      and sasha was 20 lbs when he was 4 months where it took 6 months for hanz to get to that weight.
      genetics play a major role in the size and appetite of a baby.
      they aren’t blood related.
      do some research about diets that prevent food allergies and
      let him lead you about when to feed him.

    • metahara says:

      oh
      and sasha was 20 lbs when he was 4 months where it took 6 months for hanz to get to that weight.
      genetics play a major role in the size and appetite of a baby.
      they aren’t blood related.
      do some research about diets that prevent food allergies and
      let him lead you about when to feed him.

  4. metahara says:

    with the two boys, I waited till they reached for food.
    I didn’t have a regular solid food schedule-
    I fed them when they wanted it, as much as they wanted.
    when they were toddlers I always had healthy whole food snacks within their reach. We never had a clean plate club or anything like that. Neither have any food allergies.
    One is 6’3, 190 the other is 6′ 150.
    the bigger one still has not ever had red meat.
    they are both healthy (knock wood).

  5. damedini says:

    Applesauce
    My son was alrge and precocious and required real food (cereal and such) at about 4 months. He would gleefully eat anything mixed with applesauce*: rice, cereal, meat puree, etc. He did like sweet potatoes, but doesn’t now.
    Make a meal where you adults are eating rice. After you eat a bit, put some on his tray and let him try it or not. But don’t keep offering something he’s rejected. Then it becomes a fight.
    But it sounds as though he’s not ready for solids if he’s not able to swallow them.
    *I realize that apples aren’t ideal nutritionally, but as a vehicle for almost anything else, it rocked.

  6. damedini says:

    Applesauce
    My son was alrge and precocious and required real food (cereal and such) at about 4 months. He would gleefully eat anything mixed with applesauce*: rice, cereal, meat puree, etc. He did like sweet potatoes, but doesn’t now.
    Make a meal where you adults are eating rice. After you eat a bit, put some on his tray and let him try it or not. But don’t keep offering something he’s rejected. Then it becomes a fight.
    But it sounds as though he’s not ready for solids if he’s not able to swallow them.
    *I realize that apples aren’t ideal nutritionally, but as a vehicle for almost anything else, it rocked.


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