Saturday, May 07, 2016


Efforts to introduce Jamie to "solid foods" - a term which at this stage pretty much means anything more solid than milk - are continuing.

In this picture Jamie is wearing an Ella's Kitchen Spinach, Peas and Pears puree underneath his first taste of strawberry yoghurt. Strangely, or perhaps not, he seems to prefer the spinach.

baby in a high chair, covered in green and pink goo, brandishing a spoon

There's not much to report, really. His spoon skills are doing nicely. My policy at present is that I will keep loading the spoon until he stops reaching for it and shoving it in his mouth, but he can only have bowls once they are emptied. He has been given finger foods - overcooked and cooled sticks of carrot, apple, broccoli, etc - but these are so far being treated with extreme suspicion.

To be honest there have been far more exciting things going on this week as Jamie has really nailed rolling and continues to experiment with his commando crawl. The trouble is that I don't get much opportunity to photograph that stuff. If he's not asleep or harnessed into something (sling, pushchair, high chair, car seat) then he's a bit of a blur. Maybe I need to ask the PAs to start doing photographs?


Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Aww he looks like he's having a wonderful time - you're clearly having a great time weaning and what a bonny boy he is!! (Also yay for Ella's purees, aren't they great!)

Mary said...

He enjoys mealtimes, and so do I. The bit beforehand, where I have to adult and make decisions about what food to present and how to prepare it, that's still rather daunting, especially as we move to stage two things.

Getting lots of support though. There's an NHS professional at the children's centre who's really good about answering queries and being reassuring.