Jennifer - posted on 09/02/2011 ( 46 moms have responded )
I was just wondering on when you did/are going to start feeding your May baby some solids. Cereals, jar/homemade, and eventually finger foods..
Not really interested in why you think I should wait/should do it sooner..just curious as to when people are starting their own May babies :)
Rylie turned 4 months old today! She has been getting barley in her bottle since about 3 weeks old due to some super severe reflux issues. (It really helped her!) So when she turned 3 months, our ped suggested to start spoon feeding it to her so she doesn't learn to rely on the bottle for ALL of her food. So now she still gets it in her bottle at night, but spoon fed rice, oatmeal and barley. She is still waking up every 3 hours at night and constantly acts starving day and night. At our ped's suggestion, we also started baby foods a few weeks ago. She has only had prunes, sweet potatoes, squash and bananas so far, but boy does she love food!! We'll keep adding a new food every 3-5 days from now. She is doing wonderful!! She is also chewing on some of those "biter biscuits" that are for teething. Wonderful invention!! As for finger foods and such...she is starting to get much much better with her control and can get ANYTHING to her mouth that she wants to. Don't plan on starting her on anything besides spoon fed purrees until she is much better at self-feeding.
Not to mention..she looks so dang adorable sitting up all by herself in her big girl chair :)