Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about tips for baby feeding magic. What if you let baby choose what's for dinner? Check out their cute "Quest for Yum!" video and see what happens!
Welcome to the world of solids, baby!
Tip #1: Baby will let you know when it is time to add in the solids. Between the ages of 4-6 months, your baby will be eating like crazy and will be much more active. If he/she is sitting up and rolling all over the place, then it is time to start the cereal. Now, if you happen to have baby on the move, like I do...let's start filling in the rainbow!
Tip #2: Eat a Rainbow! Really!
Red: Apples, Strawberries
Orange: Um...oranges! Pumpkin (it's that time of year!)
Yellow: Lemon (mixed with other fruits), Bananas
Green: Peas, Spinach, Granny Smith Apples, Greens beans
Purple: Eggplant, Plums, Raspberries, Blackberries
I am pretty sure that the possibilities are endless when trying to eat a rainbow. But, if you start now with this idea, you will find yourself with a super start eater in the months/years to come.
Tip #3: Keep trying...Don't Give Up! Any "Yo Gabba Gabba" fans in the House? Just because your little one isn't interested in the bananas today doesn't mean a thing. Remember, that is a tiny little person who is just now learning how things taste. They never had a banana until now. Things like this take time. Try it for about a week and if still no, then try next month.
Tip #4: Food allergies, eh? Go organic when you can. With my oldest, this was an issue. We had no idea what he was allergic to since he was eating everything in sight. The allergist said eggs and nuts. Not true. This may hold true for some children, yes. So speak with your doctor before trying things out. I, however, knew that it could not be possible. We stayed away from those foods for a year, and then gradually introduced them again. What do you know? Andrew is NOT allergic to eggs or nuts - he is allergic to HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP! What?! See? Your body DOES know the difference between corn sugar and cane sugar. Let's have the real stuff! So, when you can - GO ORGANIC for baby foods and toddler snacks. Ever since the "Adventures in Allergies" with Andrew, we have bought organic baby food.
Tip #5: Have fun! So what if there is a mess? Isn't that what this is all about? Take pictures of that adorable 1-tooth grin with a face covered in smashed carrots. Eat ice cream in your diaper. Enjoy these moments, parents. These times are going to fly by.
If you think my babies are pretty cute, then you will like this little video about a baby on a quest for something yummy!
I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. To learn more about Plum Organics, visit their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PlumOrganics.