Starting solids - Page 3
Elliott is 100% formula and we're getting a diaper sprayer (my husband can't handle the poop anymore) Acti, if your husband is slightly more than handy, you can pick up everything you need from a good plumbing store. All you need is a sprayer w/hose (like the kind for kitchen sinks) and a three way valve.
The poo thing is holding me back too. No sprayer in a composting toilet. I've been using my garden hose outside when it's not frozen and my bathtub when it is. It's all gross.
I love how this conversation is covering both ends of the eating.
Iris seemed to like avocado--after her first giant 'weird' face. You'd think the girl who has eaten paper bags, wrapping paper, and stolen bites of green beans, salami, orange peel, and tortilla chip would like real food a lot more than she does. Banana was delicious though.
Lol. No dog hair? You're depriving the poor kid!
Cynthiamoon, Julia's little face is too cute!
we found a high chair in a dumpster last May! pulled it out and put it in the garage; still have yet to clean it and do a couple of little repairs. it's one of those wooden ones that pulls up to the table, like the kind they have at restaurants. I figured I'd just wait to start including Oliver in meals 'til he can sit in it at the table. he likes tasting food, though he hasn't really gotten the hang of swallowing. he's tasted an apple, a chicken bone, some pineapple, a pickle, and a prune, and he loved them all. just licked and sucked them until he got bored and moved on to something else. he also likes to hold my water glass and suck on the rim - he's gotten a bit of water a few times, and while it doesn't seem like he enjoys the taste, he keeps going back for more!
ooh, fresh grapefruit! my husband has family in Modesto, and since his parents spent Christmas out there with them, they brought back a big bag of grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines for us. Oliver loved the piece of orange that I gave him! does Iris mostly just suck on food? that's what Oliver does with everything. I figure whenever he gets the notion to bite and chew and swallow, he'll be ready to do it. I don't think he's actually managed to swallow anything that's crossed his lips!
Ruby has been working on her pincer grasp today. She managed to pick up a crumb that big brother dropped by her. Seriously...pincer grasp is the most adorable thing to watch. She's sitting up on her own as well (as long as she's not distracted by something out of her reach). So I think we'll start sitting her at the table with us in the next few weeks and giving her a few things to experiment with during meals.
Kalista, that's great! my friend was just commenting how much she loves watching babies master that delicate maneuver - she said, "it's like you can hear their brain working." we're waiting for Oliver to be able to do those things before sitting him at the table. I am working on fixing up the dumpster-highchair right now so it's ready for him, though! I'll post a photo when my dad and I finish it.