I really liked doing a combo of purees and baby led weaning. Although baby led weaning is advertised as taking less time compared to making purees, I didn't find this to be true. When I make purees I do one big shopping trip then spend one evening after the kids have gone to bed making the food and I have enough for a couple months. With the baby led weaning you usually have to steam something for every meal AND you have to actually have fresh produce to steam. I admit I am not the best at having a huge variety of fresh produce at my house at any given time.
Here are some pictures of his solid food eating adventure.
|His first time trying solid foods at 6 months. He eventually did get the avocado in his mouth, though not much of it!|
|Banana, his second tried food. 6 months old here.|
|I thought it would be fun to give him a pickle. I didn't plan on having him eat much of it seeing as it isn't too healthy, but I really love seeing a baby react to strong tasting food. 6 months old.|
|Here he is a second after the first taste...|
|And about 2 seconds after the first taste. The funny thing is that while he responded this way to every taste, he kept trying it over and over again.|
|Brocoli. Not my favorite food to start at 6 months. I think I'll wait until closer to 8 months next time as this is a really gaggy food at a young age.|
|Jacob's favorite foods so far are black or pinto beans and cheese. He REALLY likes cheese. Likes starts to yell and fling his body around like crazy when he sees it. 7 months old.|
|His first attempt with the spoon at 7 months. It mostly got all over his highchair and body, but he did manage to get a little in his mouth. This is not tried again very often for several reasons, my sanity being the top one.|
|He LOVES lasagna. 8 months old.|
|First time eating chicken. I let him at the drum stick for a bit then I took it away. It was a little too nerve racking for me at this age! 8 months old.|
|Yummy ribs at Bamboo Hut. 8 months old.|
|We go to Terra Mia for lunch most saturdays and Jacob loves the Italian meat pizza. 9 months old.|