This weekend JJ started on “solids”. Anyone with kiddos knows that “solids” is a misnomer. The first food, rice cereal, is mixed with formula or breast milk, and just looks like formula or breast milk with stuff in it. Certainly not my idea of a solid food. But, right now, it is really more about getting him used to eating from a spoon, using the muscles in his mouth to get the food from the front of his mouth to swallowing it and getting used to a texture that is not pure liquid.
He has done really well! Doesn’t seem to love or hate the rice cereal, which is fine for now. He is a pretty adaptable baby and seems to go with the flow for the most part. Today I am going to feed him solids 2x – as we are supposed to be building up for 4 tablespoons of cereal a day. Doesn’t sound like a lot, but he currently has 1 tablespoon of cereal, and can maybe finish half (at the most) of it.
I think it will be interesting to see how he likes his first veggie – sweet potato – and I am excited to use my baby food maker for that! We’ll feed him that this coming weekend.