We have officially started giving Lil Z his first solid food. He is 2 weeks shy of 5 months, but I confess, I was antsy to see if he would even know what to do with a spoon. That, plus he is hungry as a horse lately, and I gathered it just may be time for something other than milk.
His first food: Earth’s Best Organics Rice Cereal. I bought the ‘Convenient Packets’, and I would recommend doing so in the beginning since the little one may not get the hang of it right away, and this makes sure you only open a little bit and the cereal stays fresh. I used Tommee Tippee feeding utensils, simply because I wanted to give the company’s products another try. My prior experience with their bottles was not so successful, but I am happy to say that the feeding bowls and spoons are awesome, and we give it a big thumbs up. I also bought food pots for on-the-go feeding because they just looked so darned cute.
Z-Bear looked like such a big boy sitting on his Bumbo chair when we began the feeding. We love the Bumbo chair, and not just because it has such a fun sounding name. It works great at this stage, before we are ready to move on to a highchair, and it uses up such little space. For the first feeding, I used half a tablespoon of Earth’s Best Organics Rice Cereal mixed with one tablespoon of breast milk. He was definitely intrigued by what mama and papa were so excited about when we began the feeding, but it didn’t click with him that he was supposed to eat it. So the first try was not really a success. I wasn’t discouraged and we tried a few days later. Only this time, I added equal parts cereal and milk, and what do you know, Lil Z was opening his mouth wide and ready to eat the second time around. He gobbled it up in a matter of minutes. We were so proud! Can’t wait until he is ready for more foods and I can start preparing baby food for the little gourmand.