Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Being Mommy: Starting Solids!

Since this blog is called "Diary of a Preppy Mom" -
I figured I better start posting some "mom stuff" ...
or change the name.

Maybe "Diary of a Preppy Crafter"?
But I don't know how to do that,
and that doesn't sound as nice ---
so mom posts it is!

Monkey Man will be 6 months old next week and we have yet to really start solid food. Some of you are gasping. (What? He's almost 6 months old and NO solid food?). Don't worry - I promise it's ok.

The American Association of Pediatrics actually says that you don't have to do ANY solids if the child is nursing for the first year.

"At the start of the 20th century, American physicians recommended no solids before 12 months. Currently, the AAP recommends somewhere during the second half of the first year (between 6 and 12 months). Most pediatricians interpret that as beginning solids at 6 months."

Well, my goal was 6 months of strictly breastfeeding and we've almost made it. But - last week I caved. I really do believe that your baby can tell you when they are ready. And Nelson is ready. There isn't a spoon, fork, fruit, cup or the likes that he doesn't try and grab. 

At first I thought maybe he was just interested in the shiny spoon. So I gave him one to play with. Well, that lasted about 20 seconds and then he was SCREAMING bloody murder because nothing was on it. :)

So - we've started with fruits! Not regularly -- and not every day but occasionally - when we're just sitting around, or while we're eating, or while I'm shopping @ Hobby Lobby/Goodwill and he's being really fussy - haha..

So far we've tried strawberries, blueberries, bananas, avocados, peaches, pears & mangos.

I've decided to not use baby food (reasons coming in another post!), but rather use the fruit we have at home! We have one of those sassy sacks - so that he can't swallow big chunks and I'm currently on the Babies R Us website looking at Food Processors.

Without a doubt, Mango is the favorite. Definitely.
The kid goes crazy over it!!
Just like his dad.

There are few things in life that Tarzan likes more than a Miami Mango. (We actually have 10 sitting on the counter right now that his mom brought from Miami today!) Never had a Miami mango? Taste one ... they are amazing - and you can just grab them straight off a tree. Or your neighbors tree, if you already ate all yours. haha. :)

Anyways, I'll keep you posted on Monkey Man's eating adventures! I'm really looking forward to slowly introducing new foods - healthy, organic foods! :) I'm NOT looking forward to the new messes ... in the clothes & in the diaper. haha!!

1 comment:

  1. Hey girly! My aunt has a blog that I think you would like: She's all about all-natural baby-raising!! And regular living for those without babes...ha! Some of it is a little more extreme than I'm comfortable with now, but it all totally makes sense. Enjoy!


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