When I hear someone say “baby food” I think of rice cereal and canned purees. “Baby bites” on the other hand sounds more appropriate for what my little one is eating right now. Lots of new foods introduced over the past two months, purees as well as a finger foods.
So far Harper has tried and done pretty well with:
We made a few mixes: apple broccoli puree, pear prune puree (a life saver for constipation!), blueberry banana
Baby Mum Mums- broken into small pieces
Shredded chicken (we are still trying this— not a huge fan yet)
Sweet potatoes- This was one of the first foods I introduced Harper to. She wanted nothing to do with them over several attempts. We tried again a week or so ago and that night/next day she had quite the diaper rash– so no more sweet potatoes for at least a little while!
Buttered toast: She LOVED buttered toast. I gave it to her two times on tuesday the next couple days she was a bear- lots of whining, no naps.. I have no idea if this is related or not, but I realized towards the end of the week that I had used regular butter on her toast. When I switched her from breastmilk to formula (another post for another day) she reacted terribly to all formulas we tried until we finally tried soy formula. It is not very likely that she has a true milk allergy as her symptoms were not excessive (think diarrhea, swelling, trouble breathing)—- but it makes me nervous to try dairy too soon. I think we will try toast again next week with some good ol’ Earth Balance spread on top.
I LOVE watching her feed herself! She is always so determined and focused trying to get the goods from the tray to her mouth. It is amazing watching little minds work.
What were your baby’s favorite foods around the 7-8 month mark?