Although there is a lot of speculation on when solid’s should be introduced to a baby, we decided four months was the perfect time for Eliana. I knew that there are a few basic cues on whether a baby is ready for solid foods. One of which, is whether they are showing interest in food. In my case, Eliana was literally following the utensil from my plate to my mouth every time I was eating in front of her! I guess you could say that was a big check! Another major aspect to make sure of, is if a baby can sit up on their own with little to no help. Once I noticed that Eliana was definitely showing interest and seemed ready I of course then consulted with her Pediatrician. At her four month checkup we were given the green light, and went straight to Whole Food’s to get organic everything! (this could be considered excessive—first time parents am I right? We can buy normal veggies for our second child).
We started off with three days of rice cereal since this was recommended by our Pediatrician. After that, the fun began! We tried carrots next, and let me tell you Eliana LOVES carrots. I was actually a little sad since she seemed to love them more than me. After carrots we tried zucchini which was a hit, but not as amazing as carrots of course. The one thing I strived for was to make sure I pureed Eliana’s fruits and vegetables at home and to not use store bought baby food (at least for now). This seems very simple, except for when you are a working mama you tend to not have time to even cook your own dinner! That is when I found Nurture Life. Continue reading “Eliana’s First Feeding & Nurture Life”