Over the weekend we started the Sapling on solids. While I had originally planned on waiting an extra 2 weeks for her to hit the 6 month mark, she has been so fascinated with food and watching me eat of late that I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try some baby rice cereal a couple of weeks early. I mixed it up with a generous dose of breast milk and we gave it a whirl. She loved it. In fact on the 2nd day she was demanding more and is trying her hardest to hold the spoon herself while feeding too.
When she hits 6 months I am moving to a baby-led weaning approach. It’s apparently extremely messy so I will be shopping this weekend for a very basic plastic high chair that can fit in the shower for hose offs if required and a couple of plastic tablecloths for the floor. I have the following book on hold at the library and am super excited about trying some of the recipes and getting into the spirit of a baby led approach to solids.
Because it was such a milestone in our daughters life, we did a dodgy iPhone video of her eating her first solids which I’ve linked below. One of my pesky cats also decides to make an appearance!