Hunter has been eyeballing our food and reaching for our plates for a few weeks now and after watching him suck down the oral vaccine, which had a sweet taste to it, we knew he was probably getting a little bored with his diet of solely breastmilk/formula. We mixed only 1 tablespoon of oatmeal with about 1oz of formula so it was very runny and easy to swallow.
It actually went better than I expected. He opened his mouth for the spoon but sat there a bit confused after I dumped a bit on his tongue. As expected he pushed most of it out with his tongue but he did swallow a little bit. Right now any solids he has his more for practice than for nutrition since he'll get so little into his belly. But he showed a definite interest.
We tried again on Monday and Wednesday night with about the same results. I think he's slowly starting to get the hang of it and I've been making the oatmeal slightly thicker and more of an actual oatmeal type consistency.
We bought some avocados and once they ripen up will mash those up and see what he thinks.
"Uh dad? Help?"
Please pardon my super sexy ensemble and messy house, I was still fighting off the stomach bug from hell.
My mom was there to witness the momentous occasion.
And here we go....
Nom Nom Nom (and yes that's what I was saying as I fed my child)
"Wait this isn't a nipple"
"Yeah Ma I got this"
For all you mamas out there, any tips or tricks that you have for feeding your kid solids?