Besides two pouches of free baby food a few months ago James hasn’t had any actual marketed-for-babies food until this week when I bought him his first package of maple wheel Gerber rice puffs (which I say taste gross but he seems to enjoy!). Other than that he has always just had regular food like us although he does get some special considerations… things like blueberries get cut in half, pasta gets cooked slightly longer, he doesn’t get soy sauce or super salty things (or just a tiny piece – like bacon), his food is a bit less spicy than ours is etc.
Now at about 8.5 months old James is getting 3 meals a day and sometimes snacks along with breastmilk yet. Here is some of what he has been enjoying lately…
Watermelon! He does require the rind to be cut off or he will chomp the rind up too which is probably not that good for him! I learned that about oranges as well. It’s been a few weeks since he has had an orange but if you give him the rind he will eat it!
James also really enjoys snacks of raisins and oyster crackers, kiwi, blueberries, toast, corn chips and things he can pick up and grab easily. He had his very first piece of pizza last weekend and it seemed to be a hit. He doesn’t love canteloupe (but neither does Joe or I so we can’t blame him) and cucumber isn’t a big hit either… He will grudgingly sample/eat both though and won’t turn them down entirely.