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Another Adventure Begins

Yesterday, Dr. R (the pediatrician) cleared us for the
introduction of food into Katie's diet. We're heading out in a few minutes to buy a box of rice cereal.
It's cereal for the first try. He says that rice is the mildest so we should start there. If all goes well we'll try barley and oatmeal as well.
Wish me luck.


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Apr. 4th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
Good Luck with that. Bibs for both You and Katie are good ideas. :)
Apr. 4th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
FWIW, Talis detested the rice cereal, but liked the oatmeal (and still does).

I think we started T on solids around 6 months... she started with lots of veggies along with the cereal and quickly added more things, so that by 8 months, she was eating mushed up Mummy food. May your experience be as positive!
Apr. 4th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
Free advice
From now on, whatever you see in the diaper, do not panic. (Probably won't do anything too strange with the rice, but you want to know things like this beforehand. )
Apr. 4th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Free advice
In a similar vein... when she's cleared for jell-o... stay away from red jell-o. Apparently emergency rooms and pediatricians see more freaked out parents as a result of red jell-o than they care to count.
Apr. 4th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Free advice
That applies when she becomes self-propelled as well. My husband was screaming for me to call 911 one fine day when I pointed out that the Texas Chainsaw Toddler was laughing despite the red stuff. About that time Dad spotted the lipstick tube, and I the opened fridge door and spilled red jello....

That was the day we found out he could climb over the baby-gate.
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
Best of luck! That's probably a better way to start than with pizza. *grin*
Apr. 4th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
Apr. 4th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
Have the camera ready. Enjoy!
Apr. 4th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
neither of the girls stayed on cereal very long - but for all baby food, I offer this advice:

Plastic sheeting is your friend.
No carpeted room is appropriate to feed a baby in.
Fast reflexes lower dry-cleaning bills.
There is no shame in swapping a bib mid-meal.
Apr. 4th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
Feeding the baby in a diaper only cuts down on the laundry... and you can then dump the baby right in the bath after a meal.
Apr. 4th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
We found that a Neat Sheet under the high chair works very well and is machine washable. When it starts falling apart, you toss it and buy a new one.

When rice cereal dries, it becames cement. Clean up spills quickly!!!
Apr. 4th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
It's excitng to see Katie off on her first culinary adventure.

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