Sunday, April 17, 2011

First Solid Food (Rice Cereal)

Ethan was happy after his first "meal" of rice cereal. 
Today, after getting back from the zoo, we decided to (finally) give Ethan at small taste of solid food.  The pediatrician had told us we could start giving him some food anytime after 4 months, but we decided to wait until closer to 6 months to give him his first spoon-fed food.  Today was just a test, really, to see how well he'd take food from a spoon and he did surprisingly OK.

We only gave him a 1/2 tablespoon of rice cereal mixed in 1.5 tablespoons milk, so it was pretty runny but thick enough to scoop up with a spoon (and make a mess on Ethan's face).  He really got into it and wanted to grab the spoon after he had eaten a few spoonfuls.  Most of the cereal made it into his mouth too (although it may not look that way in the photos).  He did a pretty good job of getting the food off the spoon as well, although Cayne and I have a lot to learn about holding the spoon so that he can eat off of it!  Our next phase has started...more solid foods will be on their way in the coming weeks...once we (as parents) get the hang of this spoon-feeding thing!

Ethan has no idea he's about to get food!
He always likes to watch us eat...but this time, the food is for him!
He's not too sure about that first bite!

Now he's getting the hang of it.

My turn to feed him!

1 comment:

  1. looks like he loved his rice cereal! Before long, Ethan and Mackenzie will be eating together!!