Archive for First mouthful

Fine tuning a new skill. The first week

Oscar Sweet potato close up

 

Day 2

Today I tried 2 spoons of baby rice again. He is still unsure. He looks like he has just sucked a sour lemon!

Day 3

Pear for afternoon tea today. His first taste of something that isn’t milk. Despite it being sweet, he is still not convinced. He still sticks his tongue out but every now and then he gets the hang of it.

TOP TIP: when Oscar was unsure, I broke up the solids experience with a few sucks on his bottle. He then relaxed and was happy to try another mouthful.

Day 4 

Sweet potatoes are a total success!!! He not only mastered the tongue action today (well, it still comes out first on his tongue before he swallows it) but he also asked for more. I couldn’t believe it. He has gone from two tentative mouthfuls of pear this morning to more than five of sweet potato.

TOP TIP: Coloured vegetables like sweet potato leave coloured marks! Weaning is meant to be messy but be prepared. We needed to change clothes afterwards. Oh and giving your child sweet potato just before you take him to meet family friends for the first time is not a great idea. And I was wearing white…nice!

Day 5

It’s amazing how quickly your baby masters swallowing. Today Oscar wolfed down his cube of sweet potato (fast becoming a firm favourite) and I had to quickly defrost a cube of pear. I could not keep up!

TOP TIP: be ready with the next spoonful. Remember that a liquid diet can be consumed quickly so your little one easily becomes impatient with solids!