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post #121 of 244
Well, due to our breastfeeding issues saga, we are actually aiming to gradually replace supplementation with food. So, like, for dinner tonight this ferocious eater had 4oz peas and rice, 2 oz parsnips with milk, 2oz beef broth, and still nursed with the supplementer for 25 minutes before falling asleep.

I ended up skimming all the broth, and reserving just 2 tbsp or so of the fat to stir into purees. I'd rather her get most of her fat from other stuff anyway, like avocado.

You know, that may be an option for Iris at daycare. Julia is not nearly as emotional about food as she is about nursing/bottles.
post #122 of 244
Sorry if any of you posted before about it (my Internet sucks and I can't get on a lot) but are any of you doing baby led solids? I've been reading into it and thinking about doing it but I'm really nervous about choking.
post #123 of 244
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Actiasluna, we' ve done some, but she has so many sharp teeth, the harder stuff is really challenging. Right now, I give her some slices or chunks of stuff (strip of chicken, steamed apple slices, etc) on her tray and also add a bit of a mash or purée, usually of whatever we're eating. We seem to get the least gagging if it's narrower than my pinky. She palms the strips like she's eating an ice cream cone.
post #124 of 244

I did baby led weaning exclusively with my middle two.  Choking wasn't much of an issue.  We gave them soft foods to start (well steamed carrots, etc.) so they were essentially feeding themselves purees.  They have a powerful gag reflex so things came up quite easily.  

 

We aimed to do a mix of purees and BLW with Ruby.   I've made purees for her and offer them once a day.  So far she hates them.  She sits super still until it falls out of her mouth.  lol  She loves feeding herself though...so it seems she's made the choice for us.  

post #125 of 244
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We aimed to do a mix of purees and BLW with Ruby.   I've made purees for her and offer them once a day.  So far she hates them.  She sits super still until it falls out of her mouth.  lol  She loves feeding herself though...so it seems she's made the choice for us.  

Elliott did the same thing this morning with oatmeal. We ended up putting it in the mesh feeder and he LOVED IT!!

post #126 of 244
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We aimed to do a mix of purees and BLW with Ruby.   I've made purees for her and offer them once a day.  So far she hates them.  She sits super still until it falls out of her mouth.  lol  She loves feeding herself though...so it seems she's made the choice for us.  

Elliott did the same thing this morning with oatmeal. We ended up putting it in the mesh feeder and he LOVED IT!!

 

Oh... can you put purees in those? How messy is it? I always thought they were just for chunky food, like a whole strawberry or something. This might be an option for eating on the go. 

 

We fed Julia solids in a public place for the first time today and it was much neater than I expected. I just didn't let her self-feed at all, which she only found mildly annoying, and wiped her very often. It was a five baby-wipe meal. But it was in public! And no innocents got hit in the face with food! 

post #127 of 244
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We fed Julia solids in a public place for the first time today and it was much neater than I expected. I just didn't let her self-feed at all, which she only found mildly annoying, and wiped her very often. It was a five baby-wipe meal. But it was in public! And no innocents got hit in the face with food! 

 

This is super exciting to me, because I've been aggressive about introducing solids for two reasons: to replace formula, and to GIVE ME MY LIFE BACK, ACK. Julia had gotten to the point of distractibility where during a day with outings and things she just WOULDN't eat. It was all: Nurse for a minute--- look around--- nurse for a second--- leap out of arms. Then? Wake up every 3 hours at night to make up for it. Meaning that I basically turned into a hermit. Then at home she'd only nurse in a quiet room with NO DISTRACTIONS. It was miserable. Is miserable, really, since it's not over yet! 

post #128 of 244
I did it smile.gif. My partner decided that we would just do it. We tried asparagus tips. The look on her face was so sweet. So fun.
Still didn't get my diaper sprayer. Is just one llittle taste of food enough to make diaper washing so different? I am the worst with new things.
post #129 of 244
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Solids poop is more work: poopy cloth diaps can't go straight in the wash anymore:-/

Searching around .. anyone know if just a bite of food is going to be hard to wash off diapers tomorrow ? Is there a simple alternative to a sprayer besides soaking it? Anyone finding the washing really hard?
post #130 of 244
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Searching around .. anyone know if just a bite of food is going to be hard to wash off diapers tomorrow ? Is there a simple alternative to a sprayer besides soaking it? Anyone finding the washing really hard?

I haven't noticed a huge change in Elliott's poops. We use liners and just throw it in the toilet. Works great. 

post #131 of 244
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This is super exciting to me, because I've been aggressive about introducing solids for two reasons: to replace formula, and to GIVE ME MY LIFE BACK, ACK. Julia had gotten to the point of distractibility where during a day with outings and things she just WOULDN't eat. It was all: Nurse for a minute--- look around--- nurse for a second--- leap out of arms. Then? Wake up every 3 hours at night to make up for it. Meaning that I basically turned into a hermit. Then at home she'd only nurse in a quiet room with NO DISTRACTIONS. It was miserable. Is miserable, really, since it's not over yet! 

It sucks being a hermit, Elliott has been the same way recently. I found it helped to have people over instead of going out. And sometimes my need to go out outweighs my hermitude and I just accept that we will be up in the night. 
I thought that 75-50% of their intake was still supposed to be formula or breast milk at this point? Formula and breast milk are complete nutrition.
The oatmeal was incredibly messy, but Elliott loved it, so I'm okay with that. 

post #132 of 244
I definitely see little bits of asparagus tips in the morning poop. I don't know what to do different for washing. Do I just pick off the pieces of food? Or is it the whole poop that needs pretreating? What about wipes I used to clean her? I'm keeping them separate from pee diapers. I feel like the longer I wait rhe harder it will be to clean. Maybe I'll call a diaper company &ask. And not do any more fun food until I get my diaper sprayer! I think I'll get the potty pail because I like the idea of splash protection. I'll flip back in the thread &see what others may have said last time I asked.

I will get some liners to try too but I worry they wont stay in place as she wiggles our diapers fit baggy.
post #133 of 244
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I honestly have been using my shower head. Then when the big chunk of poop plops out i have been taking toilet paper, wiping it up and putting it into the toilet. I ordered a diaper sprayer online but it hasn't even shipped yet.... so in the meantime shower it is. Mason is probably25% formula fed but I didn't really notice a change in poop until solids.

Do you spray the whole diaper? It does seem thicker overall. Are the big chunks like just asparagus tips?
I'm going to use my shower today too. Do I use a bucket and keep rinsing it out? Or must I really scrub, it probably depends on how muxh pressure I spray right?

I like that the shower I can do WARM, a diaper sprayer is only COLD right :/?
post #134 of 244
My friend just said that solid poop is when it doesn't get absorbed by the diaper. I so thought it meant eating other than breastmilk. Poops have been sticker for awhile. And since we EC I've noticed some really thick poops float &other more gassy lighter colored ones sink. So now I'm wondering if that's what I'm doing wrong lately & getting more poop stain. And my diapers had an odor. Usually we have 1 3/4 poop in the potty every day but I ate pizza she got a rash & pooped like 4-5times 2 days in a row, in her diaper&fussed a lot. So hard to read poop signals when shes moody. So maybe my diapers arent clean enough after all that..? If I see no poop but the stains smell I guess I should try bleaching.

I guess I'll hunt down a spatula&rubber gloves.

If anyone can simplify this for me- thank you!
post #135 of 244
Maybe its time to switch to Tide. Any Tide users?
post #136 of 244
Here we are- I still don't spray off Ruby's diapers and she's been "eating" solids for a few weeks. Until they're ingesting more of it, there won't be much change in their poop. I wouldn't worry. With my first, I didn't know anything and I just shook off what I could and threw the diapers in the wash (with most of the poop still on!). Gross but it was fine. I'm not saying you should do that, just saying that if you don't get the bits of asparagus off, it won't do any harm!

The girl who owns our local cloth diaper store swears by tide free (over nellies. Which she sells!). We just bought some and will use it on tonight's load. I'll report back in the morning! wink1.gif
post #137 of 244

I keep saying that I am going to spray Jaya's poop but I never do. I'm too lazy for that. Also, I try to change her right away so I'm never exactly sure what "absorbed in the diaper," means. It's obviously more solid than pee... and has always been. I figure once it starts looking like POOP than I will spray it. 

I'm still working on EC but have no luck. I even only remember to cue half the time. I'm more likely to say "ha! You're pooping and I totally missed that."

post #138 of 244
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I thought that 75-50% of their intake was still supposed to be formula or breast milk at this point? Formula and breast milk are complete nutrition

I thought it was more like %90, which Is why I'm not worrying too much that Griffin is only mildly interested in food. I'm trying to let him
Feed himself but he doesn't seem to care for much for feeding himself. I hope this will change, I like him to get into feeding himself.

The one thing I'm feeling frustrated about is having to wait however many days between introducing foods. I don't understand how Griffin will eventually eat what we eat if I have to wait all the time to introduce stuff in case of allergies or whatever.
post #139 of 244
Here's Noor after her lunch of soft boiled egg yolk and avocado puréed with formula. We eat solids about every other day.
post #140 of 244

Our ped told us not to bother with waiting between foods if there isn't a history of food allergy in the family. She said at this point, he can eat anything we eat with the exception of honey. We went to lunch today and he ate some spinach artichoke dip, and mixed veggies. He just started solids three weeks ago and is eating three meals a day, a CRAPLOAD of food. And his nursing hasn't slowed down in the least. I have no idea where he's putting it all. He's already getting pretty good using a spoon to scoop yogurt. His poop is fully formed solid now, I have to say I'm loving it, so easy to just shake into the toilet. 

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