Oh, wise urbanMamas, can you share some of your experiences with introducing solids to your childrens' diets? Vivian emails:
We're trying to transition into solid foods with my 6 mo son -- cereals, pureed fruits, etc. -- as it is definitely time and i notice that i sometimes have trouble keeping up with him in terms of supply and demand... one problem: he has decided that he categorically HATES all solid food. This is not just 'eeewww, this is a weird texture' or something, he really flips, and this from one of the most mild-mannered little guys around. It has gotten so that he clams up whenever he sees something approaching his mouth, even though we've tried to keep our attempts low-pressure and light-hearted. Normally, I'd be very into just letting him do it in his own time, but his doctor says he needs the extra iron, and I certainly need the help in feeding this little bottomless pit! Has anyone encountered such things? do you recommend any really 'big winners' in the baby food department? Or should I just work on really increasing my milk supply right now and waiting until he decides to make the step himself? Thank you so much for any ideas at all!