Thursday, February 24, 2005

Cheerio, mate.

The small rings have gone from a curiosity to something that is worth keeping in the mouth. Yep, she's now eating the cheerios instead of just playing with them and occasionally putting one in her mouth, only to get a funny look on her face as she spits them out. Now she's eating them. This is her first solid food.

However, she does not appear to be a picky eater in general, she's now had peas, carrots, green beans, apples, bananas, apricots, squash and sweet potatoes. She's enjoyed some more than others, but she seems to like the variety of foods and really hasn't yet objected to anything we've sent her way. An interesting thing I learned is that you wait several days between introducing new foods so that if they do have a reaction, you can identify which food caused it. The first food we introduced was peas and it did give her problems. We later read that it's not a good first food -- why does Gerber include them in the stage 1 foods? -- because it can produce an allergic reaction. We later tried peas again and this time there was no adverse reactions.

1 comment:

Lori said...

Don't forget peaches and pears!