Friday, January 29, 2010

A Meal To Sink Your Gums Into

We just finished a Well Baby Visit and were given the go ahead to give the boy solid food. Whooo!

We bought a variety of items for him to experiment with - from jarred food, to raw fruits and veggies - so I'm sure we're all in for an adventure.

Anyone have any first food suggestions?


  1. The twins really liked cooked sweet potato, carrots, and green beans. Just boil it, cut into long strips (like french fries) and let him at it. (Obviously green beans don't need to be cut into strips...) You can really feed him just about anything that's soft enough for him to gum...banana, baked apple, pear, etc. If you're doing baby-led weaning, which I highly recommend, don't expect him to be taking a lot of food in. It could be weeks or even months until he's coordinated enough and interested in food enough to realize that eating solid food makes him less hungry. Have fun!

  2. Hey Elana -

    Thanks for the tips. Watching you feed the twins has definitely given Shira and I some fun ideas for feeding our little guy!