Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Well ladies, my little man is growing up so fast! I thought I would try to wait until he turns 5 months to start him on solids, but since I've been giving him rice cereal mixed with fruit it seems like the formula isn't doing the trick anymore. How old were your little ones when you started them on solids? And did you give them fruits or veggies first?
The reason I'm asking is because I've been told by some to start him on veggies first then fruits, and by others I've been told to start fruits first since they are easier on the tummy and not as rough on his colon, and don't start the veggies 'til he is a bit older. I do plan on doing some more research on what is best to start him off on. I also need to get him on a better feeding schedule, but this is what his schedule looks like now.
David's feeding schedule:
- Wake up: Bottle
- Breakfast is around 11am or 12pm: Rice Cereal mixed with a fruit, and a bottle
- Lunch is usually late around 2 or 3pm: A thing of fruits, and a bottle
- Before Naptime: Bottle
- After Nap: Bottle
- Dinner is usually around 6 or 7pm: A thing of fruit (but I have tried carrots)
- Before bed: Cereal and a bottle
- Bedtime : Bottle
Do you ladies think I need to get him on a better feeding schedule, maybe offering cereal when he first wakes up? Usually when he wakes up in the morning he just wants a bottle, then goes back to sleep for a couple of hours, and after that (when he wakes up for the day) is when I give him cereal.
I'm new at this, but in my years of professional experience with children, schedules were a wonderful thing for parents - it made things a lot easier. Now that I have my own I would like to get him on a good feeding schedule. If you ladies can help me out that would be GREAT! Just give me some ideas on how I can get him on a better schedule. He usually goes down for a nap around 2:30 or 3pm, and will sleep for a good 45 minutes to an hour. He has also been taking a nap in the evenings for an hour or two.
I just wanted to share this with you ladies, and see if I can get some advice or tips on how I can get him on a better feeding schedule.