Starting your baby on solids is a big deal (and so exciting!) Today I’m talking about our son’s journey into the world of solids, the transition into self-feeding, and the different baby feeding products that have actually worked for us.
We started our son on “real people food” at 5 months. His very first food was baby oatmeal but we also mashed up avocados, bananas, and berries and would steam and puree other fruits and vegetables like sweet potatoes and apples (one of his favorite foods). Little by little, as he began to get teeth and get better control of his hands, we started sharing the more baby-friendly parts of our meals with him. Our son’s transition to self-feeding made mealtime much more relaxing and feel a lot less like a chore.
Now, at 1-years-old, we love family mealtime! Our son usually eats the same things as us. Everybody eating the same thing makes food-prep a million times easier, gives us a fun shared experience and actually makes my husband and I a lot more conscious about what we’re eating because our son will be eating it too! Of course, there is the occasion that we want to make something spicy or too difficult for our son to chew. On those days, he gets the special treat of macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, or scrambled eggs with a pre-cooked vegetable of some sort.
At times, a baby’s move to solid food can be a bit daunting, but overall, I hope it’s a fun experience for you! Here are the baby-tested products that we’ve come to rely on at mealtime that I talk about in the video:
Inglesina Portable High Chair:
Inglesina Fast Dining Tray for High Chair:
Boon Swap 2-in-1 Baby Spoon:
Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup:
Stackable Silicone Ice Cube Trays for Baby Purees:
What I talk about in the video and have written about here have been my personal experiences. Please always consult with your pediatrician on your baby’s health and habits!