Starting Solids- Week 8 Progress

We continue to make great progress in A’s introduction to purees.

Starting Solids- Week 8 Progress | The Life Jolie

In the early part of the week, I introduced Broccoli. A ate it without issue, though I’m not sure she was a huge fan (I’ve definitely seen her more enthusiastic about other foods). I was a bit concerned because she actually woke up around 2am crying. This is very much not like A. She’s been sleeping through the night beautifully since she was around 4.5 months. My concern was that the broccoli gave A gas, although she has woken up in the middle of the night on and off throughout the week, even after the Broccoli was out of her system. I had a friend who is a pediatric dentist poke around her mouth a bit. While nothing has come through yet, she let me know that A could still be teething and they could be bothering her due to shifting inside of her gums. She’s definitely been drooling quite a bit and everything makes its way into her mouth.Starting Solids- Week 8 Progress | The Life Jolie

A also sampled Spinach this week. As I expected, she was a huge fan. What can I say, girlfriend loves her greens! This makes me happy for a variety of reasons, not least of which, the fact that greens are so darn healthy and full of so many great things for growing gals.Starting Solids- Week 8 Progress | The Life Jolie

It’s been fascinating to watch the little idiosyncrasies within A’s development, not only in food but in general. This week, I’ve begun to notice that A has been making the chewing motions with her mouth when she eats and is really using her tongue to savor the purees. I’m not sure if I’m doing a good job of communicating right now, but up until now, A wouldn’t do a whole lot with her mouth besides take taking the food and swallowing it. Now she really seems to be exploring the flavors and textures even more.Starting Solids- Week 8 Progress | The Life Jolie

This week we’ll be introducing Rainbow Chard, Parsnips and Pears. I will continue giving the mixes, which have continued to go over well (for the most part- she didn’t eat as much of the Avocado/Brussels Sprouts mix as I expected when I gave it to her today, though J was unload groceries at this time and our little Daddy’s Girl was quite distracted). I have faith that she will do quite well with all of these.Starting Solids- Week 8 Progress | The Life Jolie

Vegetables that A likes:

  • Green beans
  • Butternut squash
  • Sweet potato
  • Avocado
  • Peas
  • Leeks
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini
  • Asparagus
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Kale
  • Endive
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach

Fruits the A likes:

  • Bananas
  • Apples

Cereals that A likes:

  • Oatmeal

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

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    Becca @ The Earthlings Handbook
    January 7, 2015 at 5:10 pm You're doing well! That's a great array of vegetables. My daughter is 8 months old and so far has liked everything she's tried except banana babyfood--she likes fresh banana very much, but the stuff in the jar has added citric acid and tastes wrong, I agree! (It was free at a restaurant.) Is there any reason you are delaying giving A beans? My family eats a lot of beans, and my baby loves them! She will feed herself whole, soft beans like pinto beans, or we spoon-feed her well-cooked lentils. She even likes them with spicy seasonings! Masoor Dal is one of her favorite foods so far.
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      January 7, 2015 at 8:40 pm Thank you! I haven't purposely delayed beans, I just get inspired by certain things when I hit the store. I'll definitely have to get that. When did she start feeding herself? I tried putting teeny pieces of mashed up banana in front of her on Christmas and she looked at it and then back up at me like "that's your job" haha. When did you start throwing in spices and additional flavors? What about meat and dairy?
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    Jenny @ Women With Intention
    January 10, 2015 at 11:47 am This gives me baby fever ;) You are doing a great job of introducing new foods! :) Thanks for linking up at Women With Intention Wednesdays!
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      January 10, 2015 at 11:50 am Thank you for the kind words- it's actually much less work than I expected and a lot of fun. Thank you for hosting!
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    Barb @ A Life in Balance
    January 11, 2015 at 10:26 pm Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!
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      January 11, 2015 at 11:02 pm Thank you for hosting :)

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