It has been awhile since my last update.
Marking the 6 month old for my baby Ainsley, she having 2 teeth now. Can crawl a bit and sit with support. She has been fully breastfed for the past 6 months. Wow, indeed not something easy, especially with her new tooth.
I stick to the plan for starting her with solid food when she turn 6 months old. Before doing so, we got to get some equipment prepare. We have the weaning set from tomme tippee with bibs, now lack of is the high chair and the food processor.
There are so many different kinds of high chairs in the market, from low end to high end. Price and functionalities varies. After much consideration, we decided to get something simple and commonly use, which is the IKEA high chair. Cheap yet it serves the purpose well, you can find them being use in restaurant as well. We bought the additional cushion, so that she can sit with support and more comfortable. Apart from that, I also bought the handheld blender to blend/mash her food. Got it from Courts, Philips brand. pretty good stuff, it comes with the blender, whisk and grind. I can use it for my cooking as well. Other than that, I also purchased the food feeder and additional bowl for her feeding.
As for food, I actually prefer her to start with fruits/vegetable puree first. However, the Avocado I wanted to buy is not available in the supermarket when I need them. And when I manage to got it, it’s not ripe yet and have to wait for few days before it ripen.
So her first food is actually oatmeal cereal, I bought the organic one. Thus more costly. The cereal is very fine, good to mix with water or milk. I use breast milk to mix it, and she loves it. She can always finish the cereal. But one thing I notice, she is easily distracted by tv sounds, people walk past, etc…She always turns her head for the sound direction. So, sometimes quite messy. We follow the 3 days rule, after the cereal, she get to try the Avocado puree. Can’t say she love it, but she did finish them. And later on, we let her try apple sauce, banana, etc…
I’m quite exciting over able to make different food for her. But sometimes it depends on what I can get from the supermarket, and I couldn’t prepare freshly for her, since I’m working. So normally, I would prepare 3 days portion, so that mil just need to reheat to feed her. Baby Ainsley quite ok with the food so far, except she was having constipation with some fruits. Have let her drink water, but she didn’t quite like it. Drink quite little but we always let her drink a few times.