Adrienne - Hope it's okay that I started this....
Ella - Our class sounds a lot like yours. It's a 0 to 12 month class, they do have baby play time that we will probably be going to this summer once they get the schedule out since it's free. I can't wait for it...I am sure she will love it and she doesn't usually have a problem leaving me, but we will see, sometimes she does...
Alyssa - I know we aren't quite a BTDT yet, but I started Gabby at 6 months and you have seen her journey...She really just in the last 2 weeks leaps and bounds in the food department. when we first started everything but food would go in her mouth, now tonight I gave her some of the Tortilla from my egg burrito and she actually put it in her mouth over and over again. So she is getting there..and she will be 8 months here in a week and a half.
She does do some purees but that's at daycare. they said today she finally is opening her mouth, so it's taken over a month. however when I tried some tonight she wanted nothing to do with it, but I think that's because it was just plain oatmeal.
Kate- I think the same rule exists. David's pedi said the same thing. One new solid a week and check for allergies. We started with veggies first and then fruits.
We started David on cereal at 4.5 months and then baby food at 5. I think he started eating really solid food around 7-8 months I really can't remember now.
Well, anyway we are on a hunt for a new babysitter. Our babysitter fired us. She said my work schedule changed too much and she wants something more consistant. It is a real bummer b/c we never knew anything was wrong. I usually work 9 hour days from 730am to 5pm. When we started with her it was 6am to 330pm but I switched as things at work were suffering and that way I could get David ready before I started work rather than while I was working. I work at home for those that don't know. So, anyway. I have
David Nicholas 12/5/09Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13
"how long did it take your WTT baby to actually start really eating on a regular basis?"I think it took Eliza until she was 7 months old to actually ingest a single thing, and we started at 6 months. So, about a month. Sounds like Evan is getting a great start!
"I have gotten a lot of comments from people at how they can't believe how well Selin feeds herself but I still feel like the older generation..."Frustrating Christine! We've heard people say the same about Eliza -- she's always been interested in food and good at feeding herself, so BLW was a natural fit for her. Though, at about 12 months, her eating really took a nose dive - she barely ate anything for months! Now she's finally starting to be interested in food again and is eating more. I guess it's normal for that to happen, I've heard it from some other mom friends - but I will say I was glad she's still BFing when she was eating so poorly...!