Today’s podcast is a really exciting one, why you ask? You begin a new milestone with your baby….he/she is starting solids!!! This can be very nerve wrecking for some parents because you always worry about under or over feeding. Today’s episode speaks to some of the anxieties around this and what I’ve been personally doing with my twins. There is NO ONE RIGHT WAY and often times, your teacher is your baby, so listen to them!
I walk you all through the series of how I started solids with my babies and what has worked for them. One tid bit of knowledge that I need to emphasize to you all is that you want to be able to change “the menu” after at least 3-5 servings of the same food. You also want to make sure you don’t start too many “new items” at the same time, because if there is a reaction, you will find it challenging to know what food it was that triggered it.
I’ve been using the 3 day rule and it has worked perfect for me. Of course, if my babies don’t like one food, I don’t give up and I encourage you all to keep at it! It may take a few times before they begin to like a food. Lastly, keep in mind the vegetables will always be less liked than that fruits — lets be honest, they taste better!!! Who doesn’t like sweet foods?! So, a cardinal rule to that is to introduce your infant to vegetables first and then fruits. I’ve got some great facts that have worked for me and my babies in my podcast and I would really encourage you all to have a listen.
As always, I encourage you to write in, send in your comments/questions/concerns and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.
Till then folks — stay healthy, stay happy and stay hopeful!!!!