Thursday, October 20, 2011

Baby G's First Attempt At Eating Cereal

Baby G had his 4 month doctor's appointment a few days ago and the topic came up of starting Baby G on baby food.  I was against it at first.  I had been reading up on how you should wait until the child is 6 months old before you start baby food, but what the doctor said made sense.  It doesn't have anything to do with the age but instead the weight of the child.  Since Baby G is 18 lbs 10 oz and 27 1/2 inches long putting him in the 90 percentile for weight and off the charts for height he is a good candidate to start baby food.  The doctor said that I should go with my gut.  Wait until I think Baby G needs it.  Like I said, I planned to wait a while but then I started hearing lil Baby G's tummy growling often through out the day and I knew that it was time.  So this morning before Mr. G went to work we fed Baby G his first bowl of cereal.  This was a big deal because Baby G had never tasted anything other than breastmilk.
 He made lots of funny faces each time we put a little cereal in his mouth.
But he seemed to enjoy it for the most part.
I think he especially liked spitting out the cereal after I put it in his mouth.
 There ended up being more on his chin and bib then in his belly.
 Actually, I'm not sure if any of it made it into his belly.

 But he didn't seem to mind one bit.
 He sure was cute while we were feeding him though.  He was laughing and jabbering away the whole time.
 Aw...looky there.  He's even cleaning up his mess.
 You could tell that Baby G was so proud of himself.  It was as if he knew that he was growing up and eating like a big boy.

Now if we could just teach him to swallow the food.  It sure was fun though and apparently it was tiring because Baby ended up laying down for a 2 hour nap after he ate.  It's hard work learning how to eat food but with Mr. G and I as his parents I'm sure he will become a pro at eating just like us.  Of course I wouldn't send you away without a video.  We actually got Baby G's first few bites on camera.  Enjoy!

Baby G's First Attempt At Eating Cereal Video


Heather B (HomemadeMom) said...

You should REALLY check out the book Baby-led Weaning. The book is about introducing solids to baby and when to know it's time, and what to introduce. I HIGHLY recommend it!

Khadija said...

he is growing up sooo fast and i haven't even gotten a chance to meet him yet!! :( but thank God basketball season is starting in less than 2 weeks, so i know i'll get to see him alot!!! :)

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Mrs. G said...

I will have to check that out Heather...thank you. I need all the help I can get.
He is growing fast, Khadija. I'm sure you will see him soon.
Thanks Genia...I will check out your blog. I really appreciate it.