Monday, 8 August 2011
I'm a first time mother to Baby A, age 7 months. Mel invited other moms to contribute while we wait for her new little one (congratulations, Mel!) to be old enough for solids, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. We started A on solids just after she turned 6 months, until which point she'd been exclusively breast fed, and have been following BLW. We've really loved every minute - it's so much fun to watch her learn to pick up foods and get them to her mouth, not to mention the delightful expressions she makes with each new flavor.
So, to dive right in:
A had carrots and banana for breakfast today. The banana was pretty ripe and the carrots had been cooked in a soup I made last night. I did put salt in the soup, in the form of some powdered consomme, so I was a little bit worried A would be getting too much salt. What have others done about that issue? If the idea is to give the baby food from your plate, are we just not supposed to have any salt on our food? Is a little bit of salt okay? In any case, she didn't eat more than one or two baby carrots, so I can't imagine it's that much of a problem...I hope. ;)
Dinner tonight will probably be some more soup vegetables and some lightly pureed spinach. We'd like for A to have some of the green leafy vegetables, but can't figure out how to get them to an appropriate consistency while retaining enough volume for her to pick up. So, we give her a loaded spoon. Have others come up with an alternative fix to this issue?
Happy eating to us all!
Posted by newblwer at 14:35