6 MONTHS!!! Our little guys is getting so big!
I weighed him on Friday and he was a whopping 16lbs 5.5 oz. My guess on the height is 27-28 inches. We started him on solids about 2 weeks ago. I was hoping it would help with his sleep. It has, maybe a little.
I opted to skip the rice cereal as I read that there is arsenic in it. They say you can give them up to one serving a day safely, but I say, why risk it. So I gave him oatmeal cereal mixed with breast milk. It is more nutritious than the rice cereal anyway. After about 5 days of that with no reactions, I introduced sweet potatoes. I bought the Earth’s Best brand of oatmeal and pureed foods. After his finished the jar of sweet potatoes I made my own homemade sweet potato puree. I liked the taste better and he loves it. So I will be doing that from now on. I tried a jar of carrots and he had some spit up about 30-60 minutes after, 2 days in a row, so I stopped them and stayed with the sweet potatoes. I think today I am going to try to puree some peas and see how he likes them.
I ordered some trays to freeze the purees in 1 ounce servings. I should get those Monday. I am excited to puree different foods for him to try. I want to try Butternut squash, green beans, yellow squash and zucchini. I also bought a jar of pureed apples. I will give those to him after I introduce a couple of more vegetables. Then I will work on pureeing apples, peaches, bananas and pears.
Right now I give him some cereal in the morning around 10am or so with the sweet potato and then some more cereal around 5pm. I may or may not give veggies at this time too. I have read that solids are just for fun before one, so I don’t want to replace meals with them just yet.
Thanks for reading!