|Taken Saturday morning--I just thought it was cute how she was holding her burp cloth.|
When we went in for Bridget's 4-month appointment, our pediatrician recommended we wait until she's 5 months old to start her on solids. Well, one week shy is close enough, right? Hubs got a little excited after talking to some friends about their experiences and went and bought some baby oatmeal.
We put 1 tablespoon of oatmeal in her 5 ounce bottle Sunday evening. It took her probably twice as long to finish the bottle, and she spit it out several times when the nipple became clogged with oatmeal. After I shook the bottle a little, she would continue drinking. It seemed to do the trick because she slept from 7:00 until 5:15.
Optimistically, we tried again tonight. She would suck at the bottle but wasn't actually taking any food in and started to get frustrated. Hubs made the hole slightly bigger, but she still wasn't having it. Finally, we went back to just formula, and she gobbled that down.
Now, I'm not sure what to think. Maybe tomorrow, we should try giving the oatmeal to her with a spoon and see how that goes.
So moms, what have your experiences been like when you first introduced solids to your kiddos?