Formula and Cereal and Pureed Food… Oh My! 

 Originally Written: October 19, 2009

By  Nicole Nedelko

baby_eating440I think the time has come where my son is ready, and in need of, the introduction of solids to his diet.

For the last two nights he has woken up in the middle of the night (not normal for him. He’s been sleeping through the night since he was 8 weeks old), and he is hungry! So I’ve done my research and here is what I have learned about how to get started on this new phase of his little life!

In addition to his regular formula feedings (5-6 feedings a day) I am going to start spoon feeding him a tablespoon of rice cereal mixed with 5-6 teaspoons of formula in the morning, about an hour after his first feeding, as well as in the evening to try to help fill him up for the night.

At first I am going to water it down a lot in since up until this point he is only used to drinking!  I’ve also learned that the rice cereal can be fairly bland, so if he doesnt take to it in the next few days there is also oatmeal based cereal and wheat that I can try.

He turns 6 months next weekend, which is the recommended time to wait to introduce solids these days as Doctors say that is when the kidney function is up to par to be able to handle it.

Once he’s had his 6 month shots and I’ve consulted with my family doctor I’m going to start introducing water and pureed fruits and veggies to him as well!

I know everyone says this about babies, and it is really true… they grow up so fast!

Nicole Nedelko

Nicole Nedelko is a happy if not frazzled mother. She spends her days raising her 4 children, writing about her experiences as a first time mother and raising her other "child" Dan. She lives in beautiful Cambridge, Ontario and writes about being a woman, mom, and wife.

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