Sunday, March 30, 2008

Starting Solid Food!

We started Xavier on rice cereal the day after we got back from San Diego, so we have made it through 4 days now! It was fun to watch his reaction the first time. He started off trying to grab the spoon, resulting in me having to hold down his hands. We figured out the last couple of days that if we put the tray over his arms, he doesn't really struggle to get them out much. He certainly made some interesting faces the first time, but I think he likes it now. We've only tried rice cereal and oatmeal, but he liked the oatmeal better. Now he thinks he needs to help us out with feeding him and he will forcefully throw his head forward onto the spoon...I see why they cover them in rubber! I think I'm going to try to make our own baby food as we move on to vegetables and fruits, so I was checking out these websites today:

1 comment:

Jamie said...

We did homemade food too. Check out the Super Baby Food book... very helpful. The website for the book is

It goes all the way up to 3 years old with what you should give them. I didn't follow it to a "T" but it was VERY helpful in getting me started!