Monday, August 2, 2010
Solids & Sippy Cups
Hannah has started eating rice cereal on a more regular basis. We started her at 3 months, but then stopped after a week or so because she started not sleeping well. We thought the cereal might be causing her troubles. Then at 4 months, we started again. She was definitely ready! So far she has had rice cereal, baby food apples, all natural applesauce, and peaches. It is fun to let her try new things, but for now it is mainly just for practice. She is definitely still getting all her nutrients from breast milk. She only eats a couple tablespoons each day (if that), but we are trying to increase that slowly.
We also gave her a sippy cup of water for the first time. She wasn't quite sure what to do with it, but after a few days she is starting to get the hang of things. I only put a small amount of water in her sippy cup each day (1-2 oz total) and only give it to her after she eats (nursing and rice cereal). It's not that she needs the fluids, it's just for the practice. Most of the water ends up running down her chin and around her neck. But at least it's just water, so it's not to messy!
While it's fun to watch Hannah try new things, I am definitely a little sad to see my little peanut grow up. Didn't we just bring her home from the hospital?