Karen - posted on 03/25/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter, Avarielle, will be 4 months on March 27th. She has been exclusively breast fed......I just started her on rice cereal about 3 weeks ago as it seemed like she was either going through a growth spurt or just wanted a little more than just breast milk. Which ever it was she is content with it. Yesterday, I was eating a bagel and strawberry cream cheese......well, I put a little bit of the cream cheese on my finger and fed it to Avarielle. I know, I know......cream cheese is hardly the right thing to introduce to her, but she Loved IT! She wanted More! So it got my husband and I thinking about introducing the jar baby food to her and so we picked up a few jars today.
I know normally you can just feed your baby straight from the jar, but since Avarielle prefers her cereal a little thicker I thought about adding the jar food to her cereal and feeding her that way. I only give Avarielle rice cereal as her dinner, then I breastfeed and she usually goes down for the night...
I'm just curious if anyone else does this yet....the jar food (or mashed if you do it yourself!) and do you just feed it to your baby by its self or like I'm thinking about doing it - in the rice cereal.
P.S. Her rice cereal is ALWAYS fed by spoon-she doesn't take a bottle anyways....not that I would put cereal in a bottle anyways....I really enjoy our feeding times and Avarielle does too.