Who knew that pureed carrots would change our lives this much? My pediatrician is a fan of starting babies on solids around month four. I thought this seemed way too early. A breast milk only diet was serving River just fine (let me count the rolls) and was plenty convenient in the preparation and clean up department. I liked the purity and simplicity of River living off of only me for the last 15 months. (In utero counts.) My mom didn't start me on solids till I was a year, so I thought I had plenty of time. River thought differently. Six months rolled around and the side long glances while I was eating, turned into full on obsessive stares. The boy wanted to eat! After he snuck a couple tastes of Greek yogurt from a stealthily grabbed spoon and finger dived into my lemon poppy seed gelato, I finally conceded.
I picked carrots as his official first food. It's a veggie, but sweeter than green beans. Plus the contrast of the orange on his green bib makes for some awesome pictures. I think all parenting decisions should be made according to what kind of photos it would make. Anyway, he took to eating with a spoon right away and it's worth the extra mess to watch him opening his mouth like a baby bird wanting more, more, more. So far carrots, blueberries, strawberries, and bananas have been a hit. Squash was a meh and green beans were a... Not on your life... how could you... don't you love me!?! I have to admit, as much as I want River to like green veggies, they did smell pretty bad.
So having not researched this, I am open to all advice/tips. Once a day, twice a day, meats yet??? Please don't make me read another baby book. I get all obsessivey/compulsivey and would much rather hear what worked best for you. Oh and speaking of how this has changed our life, don't even get me started on the fun, new surprises in his diaper. It's just carrots... Come On!