We gave Addy solids for the first time 2 nights ago. We originally wanted to wait till she was 6 months old, but since Jeff is leaving for sea soon, we decided to start a little early. You may ask why we wanted to wait till 6 months as apposed to the AAP and some pediatrician's recommendations. The AAP actually suggests starting solids between 4-6 months, and most pediatricians now start pushing cereal at 4 months.This webpage explains why delaying solids is a positive thing.
On to the fun stuff. We started Miss A on avocado instead of cereal, since avocado has actual nutritional value as opposed to cereal which has pretty much none. She didn't really like it the first night, she ate just a couple bites then refused to open her mouth. Ha ha. The second night she did MUCH better and would not only open her mouth for the spoon, but whine when I didn't get another spoonful in her mouth fast enough. Here are some pictures
This is food? I'm not too sure about this
Jeff wanted to get a close up reaction
Okay maybe it's not so bad
Nope still gross
I put the bowl down to see if she would try and feed herself, she was more interested in the camera than the food.
I'll be updating soon with 6 month stats and all the cool new things she can do.