When your baby can sit up, steady and upright, it’s time for solid food, starting with rice cereal. What a good sign he’s growing! What a milestone!
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I want that! When your baby shows interest in your food, it’s a good sign she’s ready for cereal. These are the special milestones to look for. Yay!
At 8 months, your baby can feed herself with ‘pick up foods’ like peas and dry oat circle cereal. Don’t go larger than that. You will both be so excited. You are giving her a first taste of independence.
Peanuts and peanut butter have to wait till your little one is 2+ yrs old. It’s just not safe for her to try to swallow these yet. Mom knows best!
At around 6 months when your baby starts sitting up, you can feed rice cereal with a spoon. Don’t be surprised if she spits it out. She’s just getting used to the texture.
I’m hungry, Mommy! When he starts bending his arms to his chest and sucking on his little fists, he’s hungry. Congrats! You “heard” him correctly!
When the bottle is half-empty, gently pull it away. Does he act like he’s had enough? Watch and listen and see how he “tells” you if he is finished.
When she feeds from her bottle, she’s looking right back at you. It’s a special moment you won’t want to miss!
Here’s some good advice: When a baby falls asleep while drinking a bottle propped up with a pillow, liquid can flow too fast and possibly choke her when she breathes in. Take a small MOMent to hold your baby while feeding her. It’s the safe thing to do and you will be spending time with her. Definitely a win for both of you.
Naptime is as good for you as it is for your toddler. Don’t be afraid to lie down and rest next to your sweet child. When your child sleeps 10-13 hours a day including naps, he’s stronger, healthier and happier. You will be too.