Now I don't really have a problem with most of the people who are asking since they are typically just genuinely curious. I love talking about my baby so when people are thoughtful and ask questions about her, I enjoyed the opportunity to answer even if I have to say "No, we are waiting until she is older." I chose to wait because The World Health Organization, UNICEF, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American Dietetic Association all say that a baby should be on breastmilk exclusively for the first 6 months and complementarity thereafter. Even if your baby is on formula, solids should still wait until 6 months. So not only did I want to wait until 6 months I wanted to wait until she was 6 months AND:
And so she is able to do those things. So we started giving her some solids. She started on bananas and with that she accepted them pretty well. She enjoys her bananas and eats about 1 inch of the entire banana. This week we'll be doing apples and then next week will be something new. I can't wait to see what she decides is her favourite.
- Sitting up unsupported (she still can't do this but I think it's because of the big diaper butt)
- Has a pincer grasp (can use her finger and thumb to pick up little pieces of food which she can)
- Has lost the tongue thrust reflex (no longer automatically spits out anything we put in her mouth)
|Enjoying the banana|