Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Georgie's First Foods

At Georgie's four month check-up, the pediatrician told us that we could start introducing pureed baby foods to him whenever we were ready to. We decided to go ahead and dive into this new stage right away. George has been curious when he sees Michael and I eat for a while now, so we figured he was ready.

Also worth mentioning is that she did tell us that if we wanted to take the baby led weaning route (where you immediately introduce solid finger foods to your baby rather than feeding them purees/baby food) then we would need to wait until he's closer to six months. While we haven't ruled out the baby led weaning option, we figured that we'd go ahead with the purees for now. I think we'll still introducing solids for him to feed himself when he is big enough and do a blend of the two methods. I have no idea if this strategy is "right" or "wrong" or if it will even work for George (first time mom here!) but that's what we are going to try for now.

Anyways, we were advised to start with vegetables since most babies favor the sweetness of fruits over veggies. First up was sweet potatoes! I thought this would be a good first food since it's still a little sweeter than some other veggies. In hindsight, maybe that wasn't the best route. He loved the sweet potatoes and was basically begging for more every time he had them, but wouldn't even open his mouth for the peas I tried to feed him the following week! I tried the peas several times but he just spit them out and made (the cutest) grimace faces so we gave up on them. We tried squash next and while he didn't love it as much as the sweet potatoes, he didn't hate it as much as the peas either. Progress.

I'll share more on Georgie's food chronicles as he gets a little older.


Emily Ann

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