Monday, January 20, 2014

Ford's First Food

We finally caved and gave Ford his first food last week, Friday January 17th! Our doctor recommended waiting until 6 months but said if we get to 5-5.5 months and we think he is ready, we could go ahead. Ford has always eyed our food like a hawk but last week he started reaching for it and opening his mouth as if to say, "feed me!". Jon traveled last week and I told him the second he comes home, we are starting food. After doing research (Wholesome Baby Food), we decided to start initially with organic oatmeal mixed with breastmilk. Ford was pretty hilarious, I will let the video and pictures do the talking. 


I'm ready mom!

Thank you to Dr. Brown's for sending me all sorts of goodies to start the baby food journey with Ford! We love the flat tipped spoons for feeding since babies tend to be quite messy. 

Ford's great grandparents (his namesake) gave us a monogrammed silver spoon for our little prince and I knew I wanted to use it for his first bite. They also gave me one when I was born so it is pretty darn special. 

After the first few bites we switched to the Dr. Brown's flat tipped spoon.



This isn't mommy's milk!



Supposedly it can take up to 20 tries for a baby to enjoy a certain food so we are not giving up! 90% of the battle is getting him to understand how to swallow it and since he doesn't take a bottle or paci, he doesn't have that sucking reflex. I read that cinnamon is super food so I added a dash to his oatmeal on Saturday and he kept a lot of it in! I also decided that a hard, plastic bib (baby bjorn bib) is much better for feeding our messy boy! 



Much happier!



We gave Ford some mashed up avocado mixed with breastmilk last night which he wasn't a huge fan of but they say it can take up to 20 tries for a baby to like a certain food. I also let him gnaw on a few cucumbers he loved it! Good for his fine motor skills and good for his teething. Right now we're just working on him getting used to something in his mouth. I've picked up the ingredients to make some yummy first foods for him this week (butternut squash, green beans, sweet potato). Check out the swag Dr. Brown's sent me! Can't wait to share what foods we are making, why we chose these foods, and how we made them!


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17 comments:

Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

I'm sure the more you give it to him the more he'll like it. It's crazy how all doctors are different. With my son, his doctor said no foods before 6 months. Now with Emily, her doctor said we could start at 3 months with rice cereal and fruits if we wanted. I WAS going to just wait but she just always seemed so hungry in the afternoon even though she drinks a LOT. She's 3 1/2 months and we started giving her rice cereal in the afternoon. She's much happier now and I'm glad we didn't wait. It took her about 3 feedings to figure out how to eat this crazy new food lol

Lindsay @ Pursuit of Pink said...

The faces babies make while eating are hilarious! I'm going to have to check out those Dr. Brown's spoons, they look awesome. Good luck making the food, we are starting to make our own too.

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh I'm dying at his faces! So cute haha yay for first foods! I love the idea of the silver baby spoon too, that is so special.

Lani Derrick said...

Love the concept of the flat tipped spoon! Have to remember that for when its time for foods.

Carolyn said...

That's awesome!!! I can't wait to try food with Weston!!! :) You'll have to share your tips with me!

Bridget said...

That video is so cute! He spits it out...and then opens his mouth for more!!! Turner had the opposite reaction...he kept everything down and then some. Turner has LOVED everything we have given him. Avocado's took a day and so did beans and peas...otherwise, yum yum yum in his book!

Sia Cooper said...

Ahhhh he is growing up SO FAST! My goodness does he look like his mama!

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Brianne Bracco said...

Nom nom nom nom! Give me more Mamma! So cute! And that spoon with his name engraved...sooo special :)

Claire Beeks said...

What a big boy! He looks like he's really enjoying the stimulation of trying something new! Let me know how the other baby foods go! XO

Heather said...

So sweet!!

Megan C said...

That's so cute! What brand oatmeal did you give him?

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Jo said...

I want to gobble your little Ford right up! He's so adorable. Such a beautiful, jolly baby. And a great mama. :)

Jo Farmer

Nicole Jennings said...

such a cutie! love his expressions :)

Carolyn said...

Adorable! My son started on solids at about 4 months and it was the same issue - swallowing was the tough part! He's 7 months now but I have noticed he still likes when I puree his foods vs. mash them up (like bananas and avocados) which brings me to my next point - Eddie wasn't a huge fan of avocados on their own, so I pureed them with bananas and he was crazy about them! I make my food in the Beaba, but you could certainly use a blender or food processor.

Thanks for sharing!

Sarah @ Life, Love & Dinner said...

Gahhhhh! He is SO cute!!!! I was cracking up watching that video!

Britt R said...

I started using our bjorn bib and never looked back. To this day, it is the best one I've found. I am cracking up at Ford's face! That is just too funny! I have a similar video of scarlett trying apples for the first time and it's priceless!

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