Saturday, Logan started on Solids. We waited until just before Ansley turned 6 months old too. She wasn't crazy about rice cereal, but I remember squash being a hit. Logan does not feel the same way. I'm not surprised. Even with milk/formula he hasn't been a big eater. This week however, he has begun taking at least 7 ounces (and sometimes 8 or 9) at every feeding. I think it won't be too much longer before we can finally cut out that 10:30 bottle. He had been short of a daily intake of 35 oz some days even with it. I didn't want to cut it out and disrupt his morning wake time of 7:30-8:00. Since Monday though, he's easily hit that and gone over. I think it's interesting that this happened right as we introduced solids. Coincidence or correlation? I guess we'll never know :)
First taste of rice cereal
He did a really good job of opening his mouth for the spoon until the bland taste set in. After that he was a little more resistant.
He doesn't look too happy here, but he honestly didn't seem to hate it this time
In conclusion, the third time of rice cereal was a success. Logan has tried squash four times now and tolerates the taste. The pears were just a super fail. I tried making my own, which was not only more expensive, but they were also a little sour. I ended up putting the rest of the puree in Ansley's oatmeal. Apples are next. I'm excited about this new stage. Oddly enough I really enjoy making baby food.