We've been feeding Wesley baby food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (in between nursing or taking a bottle 5-6 times a day) for several weeks now. I steam, bake, and puree his food. He's had nectarines, apple sauce, bananas, avocado, sweet potatoes, carrots, and peas. We try to keep things varied, but he normally has two ice cubes - whichever two I grab first from the freezer. We add in a little bit of rice cereal occasionally to thicken things up. Each week we are adding new foods, depending on what is on sale or in season at the farmers market.
Other than that, he's a strictly breast-fed baby. Until yesterday...
We bought puffs and would toss a few on his tray while we were making his food, but he always just played with them. His sticky fingers would crunch the puffs or he'd toss them on the floor for the dog. Occasionally I'd try to teach him to eat them by putting them on his spoon. No go. He hated them. He shut his mouth to them. He refused to eat them.
Last night I was doing the single mama thing while Jarrod was at work. He works late on Wednesdays so it's my job to take care of the boy. We have Wednesday Date Nights. I was working to get a whole chicken in the oven to roast before dinner so I popped Wesley into his Booster Seat and tossed some puffs on his tray. I went back to putting the chicken in the oven. I was just 3-4 steps from Wesley, singing to entertain him.
When I looked up, he was actually eating the puffs. I didn't bribe or coerce him. He just started popping them in his mouth!
I cannot believe how quickly our sweet little man is growing up. He is absolutely precious and brings so much joy to our lives. Hopefully soon I'll be able to share a video of his eating adventures!