Keeping it solid

We fed Harrison his first bit of cereal today. He’s been showing some signs of being ready: sitting up with minimal assistance, increased head/neck control, hungry even following big feedings… At the suggestion of one of the OTs I work with, I decided we should take the plunge into solid foods. I picked up some organic, whole grain rice cereal and organic baby applesauce (for flavor) and whipped up some lunch for little man this afternoon. Most of it ended up on his bib, but he handled it quite nicely for the first go around, and he tolerated the cereal nicely. I know that the AAP is now suggesting 6 months for starting solids, but I’ve done my research, and I also know from my work environment, that some babies are ready earlier than others. I think Harrison is one of those babies. He’s already on his way to 14 lbs and he is so strong. Plus, he’s always acted like an older baby (he thinks he can do so much). We’ll keep trying a little bit the next few days after his regular feedings and see if he takes to it. If not, we’ll just wait a little bit longer.

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