Adventures in Eating

Posted by Emily , Tuesday, July 23, 2013 3:19 PM

We started solids a little while ago, and I have lots of pictures and video to be enjoyed!  Sage is a big fan of food.  We have tried peas, green beans, carrots, pear, and sweet potatoes.  I think she liked peas the best, but maybe it was just the novelty since they came first.  All the vegetables were served in the form of commercial baby food.  Yesterday I steamed some carrots and cut them into sticks.  She gnawed on one for a while after watching me do it, but she wasn't thrilled.  She also sucked on some pear that I cut into sticks for her to hold, but once she broke off a chunk she didn't know what to do.  She seems to prefer the purees for now.  I also gave her some pear in a mesh food feeder and she gnawed on the and sucked the juices out for a little bit.  She seemed to enjoy it.  She also really loves rice cereal but I try not to give her too much lest she get bound up. 

My plan was to feed her just one new food for three days straight before introducing another, to make sure she didn't have any allergic reactions, but she finished the peas in two sittings. Same with the green beans. Oh well - so far, so good, and now I know to stop her sooner. I think she would eat a whole jar in one go if I let her. She was probably ready for solids before we started them, she showed all the signs, but being a first-time mom I was afraid.
Enjoying rice cereal
 We got a high chair last week and it is awesome!  Sage looks like such a big girl in it.  I think she likes being up high too.  It makes it a lot easier and safer to feed her.  It's a 4-in-1, meaning that it can convert into a space-saver high chair (you can detach the top and strap in to a chair), a toddler booster, and a "youth chair," which just means that the top comes off and a kid can sit on the seat underneath and pull up close to the table.  So I think we will be able to get use out of it for a long time.  There's a tray insert that you can pull off and wash, and the big tray comes off to reveal a smaller tray underneath.  Also, all of the padding is removable and easy to clean.  We love it! Thanks Grandma Debbie!
Enjoying her new high chair

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