Starting Solids- Week 4 Progress

Carrots everywhere.

Carrots everywhere.

This has definitely been a spotty week for A in many ways but especially in terms of taste training. With A being sick (and I have a fantastic little sinus thing happening as well) we’ve missed a few more puree-feeding opportunities than I would have liked.

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I’m not too concerned about this because A still gets her nutrients from the formula. One thing Dr. W stressed when we were discussing starting solids was that this should be a no-pressure situation. It’s about exploring new flavors and textures and should be fun. If that means we only give her purees once in a while, fine. If that means she takes a bite and decides she’s done, that’s fine too.

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That being said, we introduced A’s two new foods early in the week before things got rough. Carrots were an instant hit, just as I had expected. Zucchini, on the other hand was not A’s favorite. She ate it, but it was evident in her body language and demeanor that she wasn’t a huge fan. She ate less of it, and wasn’t as enthusiastic when she accepted it.  Still, she ate it.

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As I mentioned in last week’s post, I was out of potatoes, so the zucchini was thinner than I would have liked. Still, she didn’t reject it altogether, so I’ll consider it progress.

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The only shot I actually got of the zucchini. She looks thrilled.

Yesterday I made Brussels Sprouts and Asparagus. I’ll be interested in seeing how A likes these as I didn’t become a fan until I was an adult.

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Vegetables that A likes:

  • Green beans
  • Butternut squash
  • Sweet potato
  • Avocado
  • Peas
  • Leeks
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini

For more on A’s introduction to solid foods, check out this index.

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    Amy @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
    December 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm Oh my goodness, what a precious face! I loved the stage of introducing my son to foods! He ate everything...then he became very picky, and now he's a pretty good eater (he's 15!).
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      Jessy
      December 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm Thank you! Its so nice to hear that he went back to being a good eater. I'm anticipating A going through her picky stage, and I'm really not looking forward to that. I'm told I went through it as a kid as well and I love pretty much everything now (hence those last 10 lbs. of baby weight that won't budge!). A day at a time :)

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