So how do you know when your baby is ready to start experimenting outside of the world of breast milk or formula? Here are some things to watch for.....
- Can he hold his head up?
- Will he sit in a highchair?
- Does he shows interest in food? No, not your Diet Coke, your food. Mama doesn't EVER share her Diet Coke. Lol. (If only that was true, right?)
- Does he move his tongue back and forth? If you give him a little something is he able to keep the food in or does he push the food out with his tongue?
- Is your little tank still hungry after 8 to 10 feedings of breast milk or 40 oz. of formula in a day?
Keep feeding your baby breast milk or formula. There's no way you can replenish the important vitamins and nutrients that baby gets from breast milk and formula with solid foods. In addition to the nutrients imagine the calories. That little needs more calories than solid foods could ever cover.
So enjoy experimenting with your real life little person. Don't worry when he dribbles sweet potatoes or spits green beans at you. It's not the cooks fault or a problem with the food. It's all part of the fun for a baby of finding all the fun things they can do and the reaction they will get from you. Lol. Have fun getting the green beans out of your babies ears and don't forget to take time to stop and smell the baby lotion.