Baby 4 Month Update – Eating Solids!

It was only last month that I was getting upset at the thought of not being able to continue nursing Devin…but oh! How things have changed!
 (Showing his Teeth)
A month ago you should have seen me! The tears!  The reassuring words and hugs from Noel!  “Inadequate” was the word I used to describe myself.  For me it was that, after 3 months, I wasn’t producing as much as Devin needed – he was just getting hungrier and hungrier – I was no longer enough!
 (Don’t worry there’s nothing in the cup, but he took it and did this himself!)
We noticed other changes in him along with this ever increasing appetite.   He was now starting to show a real interest in us when we were eating or drinking.  At the beginning of this month he got his first two teeth too.  These seemed like signs that he might be ready to try something new – I honestly thought it was a “hungry baby” type formula or something!  But one morning I was eating my cereal with Devin on my knee, I think I must have been reading or something because I suddenly realised he was being very quiet, so I looked down and realised he was STARING at my spoon!  Slowly, I moved it towards his mouth and sure enough he opened up and tried to take the spoon!  I didn’t actually allow him to take it, but we did take a trip to the shop and bought feeding spoons, bowls and baby rice!
We tried him with the baby rice and he managed about one spoonful!  I honestly wasn’t sure he was even ‘eating’ anything we tried him with.  I tried a new technique though, holding the spoon in his mouth for a few seconds – rather than just pushing it in as I had been!  It seemed to work, the banana I had fed him turned up in the…eh…poop!  YAY!
 (More High-Chair Adventures!)
So, the last time we went shopping we picked up a jar of baby food – one jar.  I opened it this morning, thinking there was no way I’d get through more than half of it and I was sure I’d end up having to throw it out.  I made up half and he DEVOURED it!  Then I gave him the other half and he was whinging because he still wanted more!  This afternoon I went and bought 6 more!
I guess all babies are different – he obviously knows what he needs, and he pretty much told us himself!  Babies are just amazing – I love him so much!
Has anyone got any similar experiences?   Let me know in the comments!
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4 thoughts on “Baby 4 Month Update – Eating Solids!

  1. I went through something similar with Anna. I weaned her at four months. She was the very same- staring at the spoon and trying to take things off us. I gave her a little taste of mashed squash one day and she guzzled it like she had been eating forever. Anna never liked her bottles (I had to give up BF after a couple of weeks- it just wasn't working out). She fought with her bottles for the first six months but things improved when at least once a day she could have a little rice or a mashed vegetable. By six months she was actually eating lumpy food- I couldnt believe it!I had so many people nag me to leave her until the recommended six months but do you know what? I have come to realise that those are just guidelines. It is based on reductionist science and therefore does not take the individiual into account.

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  2. Yeah, it's hard when people make 'judgemental' comments. Particularly because I'm a first time mom, and I am left wondering if maybe I'm making the wrong decision. But your comment has made me feel confident that this is just what he needs! As I said, all babies are different! Anna knew what she wanted too!Thanks Laura! x

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