Her first bites.
We are SO close to getting Baker's first taste of this messy and delicious milestone.
At Baker's four month check up, her pediatrician mention starting cereal, but I hadn't noticed her increased interest in food when we would eat around her- besides.. I just wasn't ready yet. The twins started eating oatmeal cereal at four months, and at 6 months I started making their fruits and veggie purees (part I + part II). The first time mom in me really loved preparing all their foods..and it never advanced from the purees and oatmeal. By the time they got to twelve months of age- they had only had a little bit of 'real' food and so the struggle was real in the introduction of table foods.
This time around with Baby Baker I am definitely going to experiment and try a hybrid of both pureed foods and baby led weaning. I'm doing this for a couple reasons..
o n e.. I want the transition to solid (non-pureed) foods to be easier and well received.
t w o.. toddlers. twin toddlers. running my life.
Although- I bet they would LOVE to help feed her.
This is going to be such an experience for all of us!
While we are still a couple weeks away from trying our first sweet potato, I've put together a guide to help you and me make this transition easier when the time comes- and that time is coming at high speed! I think I might be ready.. and Baker is SO ready- homegirl grabs everything in sight and directly puts it into her mouth.
Here we go!
While I plan to start with soft pureed foods - oatmeal first, as I did with the twins, and then I plan to introduce pureed fruits and veggies pretty quickly. While I'm all set with my baby brezza, I love this Dr. Brown's mini food masher for a quick mash when I need something quick. A bowl with a rubber bottom- because I had my fair share of bowls kicked off the counter (or out of my hand) by the twins on more than one occasion. Spoons with a wide, shallow base make it easy for your babe to get the food to their mouths - and I love these because of the spatula feature to help wipe away the mess that doesn't make it into her mouth.
OF COURSE the bib is essential.. and a bib with a pocket would be preferred:) It is time like these when I wish we had an inside dog to clean up after us.
Lastly- the storage. These silicon freezer trays hold about 2 ounces of food in each little pod, and the flexible tray makes popping out the frozen purees easy peasy.
The stackable snack cups make on-the-go really convenient! Feeding Baker while out and about just got simple with these leak-proof cups!
I'm so excited for this next milestone- maybe its the foodie in me, I dunno.. but she is growing just way too fast!