We put off solids as long as possible… mostly because I was really, really afraid of the nightmare I had let grow in my mind…a shit storm to be exact. I had read article upon article about how to “handle” non-EBF baby poop. And, in my mind… it was going to be BAD!!! Turns out, I was wrong. The moment my son started eating solids, he did not start spewing flame like poop, ruining all of his diapers and requiring excessive plumbing accessories. That’s unfortunate for my dad and husband, both of whom I harassed relentlessly for the 2 months prior to our starting solids to create the perfect poopy diaper spraying system- better than anything that was sold commercially, because you know- we love to DIY around here.
We started with oatmeal, the regular old fashioned oats, pureed with my immersion blender. My little guy was 7 months then- and more than ready. He loved his oatmeal and soon added avocado and carrots to his repertoire. We talked a good Baby Led Weaning game in the beginning… but then I fell hard for the immersion blender, and Kade started getting more purees than anything else.
We’re working on balance though. Now at 10 months, he has pureed fruity oatmeal for breakfast with moon cakes and sliced pears to feed himself. Lunch might be some pureed veggies, or soup with some omelette finger foods or some pieces of hard boiled egg, chicken or noodles. Dinner is a lot like lunch, although after 4PM everything is negotiable. Tonight he fed lots of his food to the dog and spit some other favorites out. So, he actually ate a few slices of an egg, some strawberries and a few spoon fulls of my smoothie for dinner. More importantly though, I think this is just the breakthrough the dog needs to start to like the baby!