Everly has been all about watching what others are eating around her, even trying to get her hands on other people’s food. When we go grocery shopping we let her smell the fresh food items. I had wanted to wait til Everly was in her 6th month to start more solid foods with her, but she has been showing signs of wanting to move on from just a liquid intake. We are also hoping that this transition may help with her spitting up, if it does not we are going to be seeing about getting her further checked out.
I’ve had several conversations recently about baby’s first food. I had talked to Everly’s doctor before about it, and was told really there is no particular order you have to start with. We are going a little bit of a different route with foods for Everly. We’re hoping to work our way through vegetables and things like that first. Anything that falls into the grain/gluten category will be some of the last things she tries. There are a few other things we’ll be trying her on that most people don’t tend to try.
Her first mushy food she tried today was avocado. It contains valuable nutrients and “good fat” for babies to have.
Jason stopped at the grocery store this afternoon to pick up some avocado, as well as a few other things on the grocery list. Everly happily played in her chair while I mushed the avocado up for her. She seemed thrilled to get to sit at the table and play with her spinning toy.
|First bite of avocado.|
She seemed to like it. She wasn’t spitting it out at us, or gagging on it. She just happily let us give her some to try, often lunging at the spoon to get more. Tomorrow we’ll try again and probably let her eat in just a diaper so that she can be more hands on with trying her food.