Friday, January 16, 2009

Rosemary Sure Does Like Sweet Potatoes. . . .


3 comments:

Lindsey Wolfe said...

Those pictures are cute! I can't wait to start feeding Logan "real" food.

When you were doing cereal with the babies did you follow it up with a bottle? That is what I'm doing since he isn't doing a TON of cereal. I don't know if it is right or wrong though. ha! What was the pattern you went through to start them on veggies/fruits? SIL started on veggies/fruits after my neice was eating three meals of cereal a day. Now it is cereal for breakfast, veggie for lunch and both for dinner. I don't know what she does with giving a bottle though.

Any insights?

Heather Lee said...

Hey, Lindsey!

So far, we are doing bottles then solids. What I've been told is to do bottles then solids until 9 months, then do solids then bottle to begin the transition to all solids. Of course, who knows if that is right!! :) One thing that I've found to be very interesting is that one serving for a baby is ONLY 2 tablespoons. And, by 7 months, a baby should only be eating 2-3 meals of 2-3 servings each. So, that's only 4-9 tablespoons per day at 7 months! I bought the book by Ruth Yaron called Super Baby Food, and I follow its recommendations as well as those from www.wholesomebabyfood.com for feeding order. Our first 4 foods were cereal, avocados, sweet potatoes, and bananas. We only did cereal for breakfast for one week. My babies didn't love it, and "new research" says that cereal is not necessarily the best first food. After a week of cereal, we added in other foods (adding in a new food every 5 days to check for allergies), and we're up to two meals a day. I'm only adding another meal when they seem to be hungry enough for it. It looks like they are lots of ways to do this whole solid food thing, and I'm just going with what seems right for us. My babies get bored VERY easily, so we try to change it up a lot, and I think we get better feedings when it changes frequently.

P.S. I just found you on FB, so I'm sending you a friend request. . . .

Jen said...

Wow, Rosemary is SO Cute!!! I can't believe how big she has gotten.