Baby Lead Weaning
When we were nearing 6 months I felt my son was ready to start solids. He seemed extra hungry, was sitting on his own, grabbing anything in sight, and able to hold smaller items. His pincher grip may not be the best but it was good enough to start some of the solids.
Our first adventure was avocado (pictured above). Once he lost the piece he tried to eat it off the tray. This could be a sign he was liking it but we still weren’t sure since he twitched with every taste he got. We have gone through avocado, yellow squash, sweet potatoes, broccoli, carrots, green beans, and tomato. And it is funny because every single one of them he tastes and twitches then scowls, tastes and twitches then scowl. It isn’t as prominent now that he has a few veggies down but it sure was funny to watch. Initially we thought that meant he wasn’t liking the flavors but now I realize it was probably just a response to the new flavors.
He is getting better at eating but still puts too much in his mouth occasionally and gags which makes both my husband and me nervous but I keep reminding myself that I have read everywhere that this is the baby’s way of working it out and they learn from it.
Here is where I’m stuck. What veggies should I do next? I am avoiding fruits because I fear that it will trigger the sweet tooth that runs rampant in our family. I understand this may not happen but I am not willing to go to fruits yet. I want to move into greens but not sure how to prepare them without pureeing them. Also I want to steer clear of using oils for now which I am finding in a lot of the recipes for greens I have seen. The forums I’ve been to are helpful but for someone looking to expand in veggies and greens only with no oils and seasonings I’m not sure what are good options. Any recommendations/recipes would be good!
On a side note, there is a voluntary recall on the Bumbo seat. I have ordered and received the repair kit but I have not installed it yet. I have always viewed this chair as a supervised item. It works for our family and we use it as responsibly as possible. Each parent has to constantly evaluate and reevaluate their environment, their child, their needs and plan for safety around that. So if you have a seat and are unaware of the recall visit the website and order your repair kit.