Yummy sweet potatoes!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

After our doctor appointment yesterday, I decided that we really need to try to give Mason solids. We tried rice cereal a while ago and he didn't really seem to like it. We moved on to oatmeal and he seemed to like it. I thought we would get into a routine of feeding him oatmeal every night and then... he got sick. Poor kid got ANOTHER cold. He is only 6 months old and has had a cold almost every other month. So we stopped the oatmeal. Coincidentally I also started working more and later and we didn't have too much time at night anymore. Sometimes I wish I didn't have to work and could be home with Mason all the time. There is just so much I want to do for him and with him and there is just not time when you have to go to work. But alas, we need the money and daycare costs less than what I make a month so I must keep working :(

I really want to make Mason's food because it's cheaper and I know exactly what goes into it, but I have NO idea where to start. I'm not the best cook... nor do I ever really cook. I do love to bake though so if I could make brownies for Mason, I would be set :) however, I think the doctor would frown upon that. So I've been researching online but I still feel super overwhelmed. So I cheated and bought some pre-made food. I got the Plum brand sweet potatoes for his first food and we tried that today. The ingredients are sweet potatoes and water so I know it is good.

I like it!

He actually really did seem to like it! I was so happy. He didn't eat too much but it was his first time and I think he is still getting used to the idea of eating off a spoon and trying to figure out how to eat and swallow what's in his mouth without his tongue pushing it back out. When we got the spoon in his mouth though, he was all over it! We're going to keep trying these for at least a week and then maybe try carrots? Or squash? Or peas? And then some fruits.

If anyone has any helpful tips for making your own baby food, please let me know!