Thursday, April 19, 2012

Claire's First Bites

Our girl tried rice cereal for the first time today! At our 4 month check-up we talked to our pediatrician extensively about when to start solids and all agreed that it would be best to hold off on them until 6 months, per the newest recommendations to exclusively breastfeed until then.

However, she did suggest that if Claire started showing interest in food between 5 and 6 months, that we could go ahead and try rice cereal since more than any nutritional value, it would be more like practice for eating solids. At the time she had absolutely no interest in food so we figured it would be a couple more weeks. And then sort of overnight she started grabbing at everything we put in our mouth and staring at us while we ate. So we decided to give it a try and let me tell you, she LOVED it! The whole thing was messy and hilarious and I'm so glad we were able to capture it on camera!

From her first bite you could tell she wanted to eat the cereal, but had no idea what to do with it. After giving her a minute to get the hang of it we gave it another go and boy was she ready for more! I can already tell this next phase of starting solids is going to be a hoot! Lookout because we're about to have an eater on our hands!

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