I mentioned it a few weeks ago that I was ready to start Moreaya on solids. Although there are varying opinions on when to start solids, I am choosing to start with Moreaya at 4 months, just like I did with her big sister!
I started Moreaya with solids… well, very runny solids. We chose to use Earth’s Best Infant Cereal as Moreaya’s first food, for a few very important reasons:
- USDA organic: no growth hormones, antibiotics, steroids or potentially harmful pesticides or herbicides
- Made with whole grains
- Excellent source of iron
- No added salt, sugar
- No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives
- No modified food starch
I made the cereal quite runny in the beginning, very little cereal mixed in with some milk from her bottle. The first week is all about just experiencing a new activity – getting them accustomed to sitting and trying to take solids rather than only a bottle. Most of the cereal actually comes right back out, but it’s still a fun experience – for both Mom and baby!
It’s taken Moreaya about 2 weeks to get to where she is actually starting to respond when I put the spoon near her mouth. She’s far from “eating”, but we’re getting there!