Friday, June 25, 2010

Cereal!

We were given the go ahead at Drake's four month appointment to start cereals, veggies, and fruits. But, I didn't felt the need to rush anything since she said that it's really just for him to practice eating from a spoon, he wasn't hitting the maximum number of ounces a day, and he was sleeping great!

It's been a couple weeks, and his schedule has been varying. When Drake is at daycare, he tends to go 4 hours between feedings because he is napping 2-3 hours at a time, but he hasn't been doing that consistently at home. Because of this, I have had a hard time trying to figure out how much formula to give him! It was usually between 6-7 ounces, but that means that he's eating anywhere from 26-30 ounces a day in formula.

All this to say that we tried cereal last night!

He loved it!!

I think this was the perfect time to start. He didn't spit any of it out and was very interested in it. Now, I need to do some reading on how to progress! Our doctor suggested that we try all of the cereals then move to veggies (orange ones first due to easier digestion) and then fruits so that's probably the route we'll go. I also know you should try one for 3-4 days before switching to something else. I just am not sure when you start going to more than once a day?

3 comments:

Word Nerd said...

I'm not sure how to go about the whole solid foods thing either. I have a four-day weekend next week so I think I'm going to start then. Plus my mom will be here for advice. And our doc says to do white fruits (apple, pear, etc) first after cereal, so who knows.

Love the last photo with the big messy grin!!

Alex and Jill said...

He is so cute!!

Amelia still won't eat cereal that we mix with formula. She gags and throws it up! Baby food has a smoother texture, so maybe that's why she likes it better. She's just now getting baby food at lunch AND dinner. I wasn't told to do certain fruits or veggies first, but she has handled everything well (so far). I just made sure to only give her the baby food for assisted sitter until she was able to sit by herself. Now I'm introducing a few new ones, since she can sit up on her own.

They are so cute when they start eating baby food though. :) Good luck!

Serendipity said...

Read up on books by Annabel Karmel - she has some awesome schedules desined not only for best digestion/avoiding allergies etc but also to ensure you keep variety and bubs doens't get fussy!