Hayes has been eating solids for quite some time now; we started with rice cereal a couple days shy of 5 months and have since tasted a plethora of veggies and fruits including
sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, butternut squash, winter squash (no clue what the difference is between the squashes!), peas, green beans, corn, rutabaga (which I had never even had until I gave it to him!) apples, bananas, mango, honeydew melon, blueberries, apricots, raspberries, peaches and pears.
I try to give him homemade food as much as possible, usually whipping up a batch on Saturday or Sunday that we'll put in the freezer and will last us for the next week or so.
Since he turned 6 months old, I've been cooking the veggies in chicken stock, then pureeing them so he gets a bit of protein (for those of you who don't remember, protein = full tummy = full night's sleep!!). It really has made all the difference.
We lucked out and Hayes has always been super into food. He LOVES fruit, especially bananas and honeydew - he'll open his mouth and flap his arms like a little bird, jumping up and down in his seat.
On Tuesday night, I made a salad with beets and had some leftover, so I decided to puree them and see if Hayes liked beets as much as I do. Back story, I don't think my parents were ever huge beet fans as I don't ever remember having them growing up. In fact, I think the first time I tasted beets, I was about 22 years old and I was annoyed at myself for never trying them before as it turned out I loved them. Well, it turns out Hayzey loves them too!
|messy but delish!!|
He's also been practicing with the sippy cup and is getting quite good at it!
|okay mom, you ready?...|
|(i swear, it's just water in there!)|
In other news, Hayes' 8 months photos are up on the gallery, so enjoy!: