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post #21 of 50
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Originally Posted by Tear78 View Post

ok, this would be tmi in probably any other social setting, but I thought it would be ok among you mamas. DD had her first solid-food induced adult-style poop today. Oh my goodness. No wonder she was a bit of a wreck the past two days. And the best part of it? She did it IN THE POTTY! thumb.gif I just had to share SOMEwhere. lol...


Ohhh boy!!  I'm happy she did her business on the potty!! Tho -- I'm so not looking fwd to grown up poo from my baby!!  happytears.gif

post #22 of 50

Tear, I do not look forward to solid food poo. EC FTW!

 

So.... River had his first solid food last night. A macadamia nut! He was being a cranky pants, so I snugged him up in the ring sling real tight with only his head poking out. I was eating dinner and DH noticed River looking very happy and sucking on something. I fished my finger around his mouth and found a half of a mac nut! Must have fallen off of my fork from my salad and landed on the sling for him to grab with his tongue like an anteater... my only guess since his hands were inside the sling. I think I have 10 new gray hairs!

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post #23 of 50
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Originally Posted by cat13 View Post

Tear, I do not look forward to solid food poo. EC FTW!

 

So.... River had his first solid food last night. A macadamia nut! He was being a cranky pants, so I snugged him up in the ring sling real tight with only his head poking out. I was eating dinner and DH noticed River looking very happy and sucking on something. I fished my finger around his mouth and found a half of a mac nut! Must have fallen off of my fork from my salad and landed on the sling for him to grab with his tongue like an anteater... my only guess since his hands were inside the sling. I think I have 10 new gray hairs!

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Eep! No kidding! I'm glad he figured out how to eat that correctly!!

 

post #24 of 50

Omg I'm picturing him poking around with his tongue and getting that nut and thinking, "Score!!!"

 

 

post #25 of 50
Finn is officially interested. Sigh. I thought I could hold him off forever, but yesterday he was pissed bc I wouldn't share my fries with him.
He watches us eat, looks longingly at our plates.
But I won't give in! Not yet!

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post #26 of 50

Charlie was desparate for some of our cookies yesterday. Not that I blamed him. He has every one of the things - pincer for more than a month, sitting up on his own for about a month, interest for several... so we gave him some banana.

 

So weird! He mushed it all up with much joy.... and never put his hands in his mouth. My kid. Huh.

 

His father fed him some off his own fingers because .. apparently he had to. Charlie slurped it down happily, but never did it himself. Very interesting.

post #27 of 50
Beckily, that is interesting. It sounds like maybe he just wants to be involved but doesn't care how. so cute!

cat, omg! of all the things for him to put in his mouth! Glad you caught it!

carrie, it must be so cute to see Finn follow your every move. When dd does that I end up feeling guilty for not sharing, lol.
post #28 of 50
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Originally Posted by Tear78 View Post

ok, this would be tmi in probably any other social setting, but I thought it would be ok among you mamas. DD had her first solid-food induced adult-style poop today. Oh my goodness. No wonder she was a bit of a wreck the past two days. And the best part of it? She did it IN THE POTTY! thumb.gif I just had to share SOMEwhere. lol...


By the way, I meant to post earlier that YOU ROCK!  So cool :)

 



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Originally Posted by cat13 View Post
like an anteater...

 

Hahaha!  What a great image! 
 

 

post #29 of 50
We started offering a few days ago and Finn is just going nuts over self feeding. I'm floored.

He does well with bananas. I hand him half and he demolishes it. Apples, I peel, and cut into big chunks, and he gums and nibbles.

I roasted carrots for him last night and he loved them.

He has yet to meet a solid he doesn't like. Kind of freaks me out!! DD didn't eat like this until she was much older. Trying to still nurse the same amount, of course. But Geez. There is no stopping this kid.

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post #30 of 50
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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post

We started offering a few days ago and Finn is just going nuts over self feeding. I'm floored.
He does well with bananas. I hand him half and he demolishes it. Apples, I peel, and cut into big chunks, and he gums and nibbles.
I roasted carrots for him last night and he loved them.
He has yet to meet a solid he doesn't like. Kind of freaks me out!! DD didn't eat like this until she was much older. Trying to still nurse the same amount, of course. But Geez. There is no stopping this kid.
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Carrie, I'm only asking because I have no idea. Is it not recommended to wait a week between foods? Thats what my mom says- of course she has "old school" ways, most of which I disagree with. I haven't read up on BLW and solids enough to know the best way. I would love to give Magnolia whatever we are having that she can reasonably eat without having to only introduce one thing a week.
post #31 of 50

I didn't wait a whole week.  I did the 4 day wait rule.  (Actually maybe I waited 3 days...) I'm glad I did b/c the roasted carrots definitely didn't agree with him, and caused him some gas and he was over all a little more fussy than usual.

 

http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/4daywaitrule.htm

 

Some ppl say it's no big deal and to intro many things at once, if you don't have history of allergies, etc.  

post #32 of 50

So far River has had banana and baked yams. The bananas made him gassy so I think I'll hold off on those for a while, and he seemed to like the yams. It's funny to watch him keep missing his mouth as he tries to shove the food in there :) I ended up taking all the tiny leftover bits and putting them in the mesh feeder, which he loves.   I also made some teething biscuits but he's not really interested in them. I'm going to pick up some avocado tomorrow and see how he likes it.


I am finding myself reluctant to feed him because I hate the clean up. I've been stripping him down to his diaper but I still find the food in his hair and mushed between his toes and all over. So, now we have to do more baths, which is not his favorite thing. Also, he screams at me when I wipe his face, hands and chest after he eats. Honestly, mornings are so hectic as I get ready for work, and I only spend a few hours with him (awake anyway) each weekday after work, so I find that I don't want to bother with solids. DH doesn't really care to feed him solids while I'm gone either, so it looks like DS will mostly be eating on the weekends only, at least for now. 

post #33 of 50
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I am finding myself reluctant to feed him because I hate the clean up. I've been stripping him down to his diaper but I still find the food in his hair and mushed between his toes and all over.

 

 

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Do you have any of these?

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Bumkins-S-464-Waterproof-SuperBib-Flutter/dp/B001D0U2Y0/ref=sr_1_7?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1329514597&sr=1-7

 

They are really awesome and wipe clean easily -- plus catch a lot of the mess.

 

 

post #34 of 50
Sigh. DD wants "real" food SO badly. When it was just DS I could (sort of) afford the time it took to clean him up a few times each day, but I'm still trying to figure out how to work baby feeding into our day. The boobs are so damn convenient, gah! I'm holding her off for now, but I also wonder if maybe she'd sleep a bit longer at night if I could get her to eat some avocado before bed, yk?
post #35 of 50

I just offer when we eat our meals.  He's been sitting in his chair for weeks when we eat at the table anyway, so now i just drop food on his tray instead of a toy.  Clean up just hasnt been horrible yet.  DD often makes a bigger mess!!  irked.gif  I'm already sweeping up crumbs and dropped food, anyway.  Luckily she can wash her own darn hands, lol!

 

IM - I havent noticed any significant change in sleep.  I wouldnt let that be your deciding factor,  Wait until she grabs it out of your hand!!!

post #36 of 50
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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post

 

 

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Do you have any of these?

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Bumkins-S-464-Waterproof-SuperBib-Flutter/dp/B001D0U2Y0/ref=sr_1_7?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1329514597&sr=1-7

 

They are really awesome and wipe clean easily -- plus catch a lot of the mess.

 

 


Sold!  I have a ton of bibs, but they don't seem to do much except make 1 more piece of laundry that I need to do, but they are all cotton and small. I think I'll have to try this one.

 



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Originally Posted by Italiamom View Post

Sigh. DD wants "real" food SO badly. When it was just DS I could (sort of) afford the time it took to clean him up a few times each day, but I'm still trying to figure out how to work baby feeding into our day. The boobs are so damn convenient, gah! I'm holding her off for now, but I also wonder if maybe she'd sleep a bit longer at night if I could get her to eat some avocado before bed, yk?


So true!

 

post #37 of 50
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Originally Posted by Italiamom View Post

Sigh. DD wants "real" food SO badly. When it was just DS I could (sort of) afford the time it took to clean him up a few times each day, but I'm still trying to figure out how to work baby feeding into our day. The boobs are so damn convenient, gah! I'm holding her off for now, but I also wonder if maybe she'd sleep a bit longer at night if I could get her to eat some avocado before bed, yk?



I haven't noticed any change with sleep either, which I was REALLY hoping for.  In the back of my mind I knew it wouldn't help any, but I really miss sleep. 

 

Solids have sort of only caused problems for us.  She loves them, but I've discontinued bananas for now because she's been getting constipated and she broke out in a rash the two times I gave her green beans! 

I have been food processing her stuff but I think she would really love to feed herself but I am TERRIFIED of her choking.  How do you guys do this?  I can see the banana because it's so soft, but I'm not giving her bananas.  I would prefer to cook her food because I think it's easier on the digestive system.  Any tips?

 

post #38 of 50

Yes, cook the harder stuff until it's soft.  You want it soft but not falling apart-mush soft.  Just enough so they can hold it, but mash it with their gums easily.

Things you might not need to cook are soft fruits (mango, avocado) or you can just hand her a chunk of apple, big enough to hold.

 

Some amount of gagging is normal, and you need to be ok with it happening as your baby learns to move food from the front to the back.  This happens with ALL babies, spoon fed or BLS fed.  They just have to learn how to manage the food.  If you cook the food soft enough and they can mash it with gums, and you are sure to offer things that aren't a choking hazard (or something leafy that can block the airway), the baby should be absolutely fine.

Choking is different than gagging.  If you're still really afraid, take an infant CPR class so you know what to do.  But honestly, most likely there will only be some gagging and baby will bring the offensive food fwd and spit it out.  They're learning, but they do learn fast!!

 

Can we post BLS pictures as our babies learn to eat?  I'd love to see some messy faces and pincer grasp skills!!

 

 

First banana!

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First apple!

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post #39 of 50

Thanks Carrie.  Finn's little chubby hand gripping that apple is priceless.

post #40 of 50

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The avocado was his first experience ever with solids.  We started with a mesh feeder but then just decided to go for it.  After waiting 4 days, we gave him sweet potato.  The texture was so different for him that he made all kinds of funny faces.  He gets a little neater with every "meal" & the foods are definitely making their way into his mouth.  He doesn't have solid poo but the chunks of food are there. 

 

 

 


Edited by HawaiianBlesing - 2/22/12 at 10:15pm
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