When Johan started his solids at 6 months, I was very keen on what to feed him. Although I know that milk will still be his main source of nutrients, I want to introduce him to a variety of veggies and fruits.
I steamed potatoes, carrots, sayote, sweet potatoes, papaya, squash – I almost fed him all veggies except for the leafy ones and for fruits, I gave him banana, apple, grapes, ripe papaya, avocado. I tried feeding him cheese and he loves it, same with soft bread. I’m also giving him some bread sticks to munch on after taking a bath while he’s watching his Baby Einstein DVDs. I will be trying to introduce him to oats, rice and cereals in the coming days.
Johan’s first taste of Sayote
My MIL told me to allow him to taste chocolates. I don’t really know why my MIL suggested it but I’m against the idea because I don’t want to introduce him to sweets this early.
So far, I noticed that Johan loves Sayote and he doesn’t like potatoes that much. He also prefers to munch on apples than eat ripe bananas. He really is growing up and he’s beginning to show signs of making his own choices when it comes to food.
My only tip would be to try different kinds of taste and textures of food. This would give some variety so your child would not only be familiar to one type of food. Also, trying out different kinds of food would help you know whether your child is allergic to some or not.
Johan is eating solids twice a day and he's already grown two little teeth but this little man is still a baby and he’ll smile his brightest at you when you give him his bottle. =)