Monday, June 21, 2010

First time solids

So Friday we gave Audrey solids for the first time.  We gave her bananas, well a banana.  Since we are doing baby-led weaning, I knew that this first time would be more about play than actual eating.  I wasn't worried about her filling up on banana or trying to get her to eat half or anything like that.  I just cut it up into strips and let her have at it.

Just like we expected she didn't eat very much.  She did seem to have lots of fun touching it and smashing it.  She was covered in banana!  She seemed very hesitant to put it in her mouth, which surprised me.  I mean the child had been putting everything in her mouth as soon as possible and now that I wanted her to put it in her mouth she was acting shy!  But I had to remind myself that it was about her needs and if touching was as far as she wanted to go that was ok.  She did eventually put some of it in her mouth.  I don't think banana is her favorite food but we'll see.  By the end she was a bit more willing to put it in her mouth.  I don't think very much was actually consumed but it was fun.  Guess what wordless Wednesday will be!

So we are jumping into solids now.  We've let her try carrots.  Again not much was eaten but when she spit it out the dogs jumped to the rescue and ate it.  So kind of them to clean up after Audrey!  I have noticed that she is much more into her booby time.  She seems happier and hungrier.  She latches right on and gets to work.  She is eating less frequently but where she was only eating out of one boob, she is not finishing both off.  I guess the world is just a little to interesting to be snacking all day.


  1. we've been working the eating solids for a good two weeks now, and my baby is getting pretty good at it, but the first week he wasn't into it that much. Remember they have to learn the concept of "eating", so she'll get to it. =).

    Thank you for stopping by my blog..! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy yours. I like to see what other mommies and babies are doing especially if they are close to my baby. Take care!

  2. Wow I guess I have a lot to look forward to :)
    Hi, I came across your site on Blogs By Latinas. I myself am blogging about my first time being a mom :) I'm waiting for my little one to come in September. Can't wait!

  3. @Proud Mommy - You are so right about having to let them learn to eat! Once we get moved I'm going to try butternut squash. I love it so hopefully Audrey will like it too.

    @Susan - There is so much to look forward too. Just read your blog and it made me remember back when I was expecting. Welcome to the club, once you are in you're in for life! Thank God for the internet so we can connect to other moms!

  4. My 1st started solids at 6 months. She couldn't get enough. My 2nd didn't start until 9 months, but wasn't really interested until she was closer to 12 months. I'm not sure what our 3rd is going to be like.

    Each stage is so different and fun. Enjoy it mama. Time goes so fast!

  5. Thanks for taking a look! I am super excited for all the new things to come. It's scary sometimes because I'm not sure how I will handle everything, but you are right - thank goodness for the internet, a place to connect with others going through the same thing ;)