over the last two days nolan has had his first taste of REAL food! we had bananas! as you can see he was throughly focused on what i was saying to him as i was explaining what bananas were and who ate them (you know, us and monkeys). he got it.
i went by the book with ava as far as what 'they' recommended feeding to your little one for their first solids; rice cereal. however, within the four years things have changed quiiiite a bit. i came across this book in one of our local baby stores while i was still pregnant with nolan. immediately i knew i had homemade baby food in my future. i didn't get a chance to do this with ava because during her infant days i was at school during the day and working till midnight almost every night. being a stay at home mom at the time just wasn't practical. now, as you can see i'm soaking up every breathing second i have with these babies being home!
anyway, back to the food. i did some research and came across this site that provides a lot more information on the way i was thinking about going about introducing solids to the little man. i thought, hmm... i have avos, bananas and a sweet potato all in my kitchen right now. if i was a baby what would i want to try first? yep, i'm going with a banana. he loooooved it. after the first day i hold the little guy in my arms as i'm smooshing his banana and he flings his arms and opens his mouth before i can even sit him down. first solid food, success! did you know about all the healthy benefits bananas give us? check it out.
first solids; banana:
1 organic (preferably) banana
1 teaspoon water
first i cut one whole banana into four pieces, and then wrapped each piece tightly in saran wrap. then back into the fridge they go. i have been feeding him solids twice daily so the four pieces only last me two days. with each feeding i take one of the pieces, smoosh (yes smoosh) it with a fork in a bowl and add a teaspoon of water to the banana mash. the water allows it a creamy texture for baby to swallow easier. ta da! all done.
*i abide by the four day rule. watch for any allergic reaction within 24 hours including; rash, vomiting and diarrhea after introducing new foods.*