Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cereal Time!

Ethan has been eating cereal for about a week now and he loves it! In fact I can't get it in his mouth fast enough. At 4 1/2 months he's beginning his first lesson of patience. Spoon feeding is not quite as fast as the bottle and he can't understand why just yet. Now we have little scream fits between every spoonful, but it's my favorite time of the day.

We started out with 1 tablespoon of cereal and 3 days later we were up to the full serving of 1/4 cup. I put 1/3 of a pack of fruit in with about 3oz of formula and it seems to be the perfect concoction. Not too runny to blow out of the mouth, but runny enough for him to swallow. 

We are also giving him 4oz of juice a day right now. I'm not thrilled about it. I'd rather wait until 6mo. for that, so I think I might drop it after we get off the rice cereal and onto the oatmeal which will hopefully not cause so many constipation issues.

It seems that Ethan is completely ready to make the transition to real people food. He grabs stuff off our plates and opens his mouth like a little bird every time we take a bite. He reaches for our cups and we even let him take a sip once although most of it ended up on his shirt he keeps wanting more.

As far as the bumbo seat goes, we are having a little trouble. He can hold himself upright but for some reason he always slides his but to the side when we feed him and he tends to try to eat the tray. Not exactly sure what that's about but it's leading to a lot of readjusting and "no sirs" as we try to teach our 4.5 month old his first table manners. We might as well be speaking a foreign language! 

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