So, we began the adventure of solid foods. I read and re-read Baby-Led Weaning, I took infant CPR, I deliberated over what Milo’s first foods should be, and I searched the Internet to learn about other peoples experiences with introducing solid foods. I know that babies will gag when they eat, it is natural, but it TERRIFIES me.
Milo is officially 6 months old and ready to eat. In the beginning I let him suck on apples or lick a banana. However, for his first food I gave him some watermelon and banana. He was ecstatic. He sucked and then began chewing it. He got a piece off and gagged… Gagged and vomited a little. It was scary but I kept my calm and of course he was fine. I decided to hold off solids of a few more days (there was evidence that he did swallow a little watermelon). Next I gave him a very over cooked sweet potato. He mushed it around, sucked it off his tray, rubbed it on his belly and had a blast. Again, evidence showed he actually ate some. Today we experimented with broccoli. He seemed to have fun, no gagging thankfully. I am contemplating steel cut oats tomorrow.
I guess we will see how it goes… Like I said ADVENTURE!
Vicky and Milo