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Published on January 29th, 2013 | 290 Views

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Taking it slow with baby rice

Weaning spoonsIf Baby Girl remembers what we were taught on the starting solids course we attended together, she must be confused. On Day 4, she was meant to get to taste something exciting like pear puree. But she didn’t.

Instead, she’s stuck with baby rice. In her first week of starting solids, she’s only had a few teaspoons of baby rice in the late mornings. I’ve packed a pot with a teaspoon of Hipp Organic Baby Rice and a bottle with a bit of expressed milk and taken Baby Girl out for the day.

Mixed together with milk the rice looks like thickened milk served with a spoon. It’s not been a huge hit. She didn’t exactly seem to take much baby rice on the first three days.

That’s why I contacted our course instructor Vicki Scott and asked about taking it slow with Baby Girl. Since she started solids early due to her reflux, there was no rush to introduce fruit purees.

But that means someone has a rather limited menu. And that someone is usually very fussy about how things are done.

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2 Responses to Taking it slow with baby rice

  1. Things are always very slow when baby starts solids. They are used to the taste of breastmilk. She just might not like it – or maybe it’s too early for her. Maybe she is just not ready.

    I know what the course said, but as you will find out “the experts” are not expert on Baby Girl, you know what I mean? You have to be the judge for your own baby. Starting solids at 6 months is not a hard and fast rule. Even when you do start, it will be slow going. She is not going to eat a full meal 3 times a day. She might just eat a baby spoon full, and spit most of it out.

    I wouldn’t force it or make a schedule. Pay attention to Baby Girl’s cues.

    • Tine says:

      Thank you, Lisa! I’m planning on letting her taste something else today. I’ve not been to keen to taste the baby rice with her since it’s mixed with expressed breast milk, so I hope it will be easier to introduce her to something else, which we can both eat. Tine

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