At our 4 month check-up, we got the okay by our pediatrician to start the twins on solids. Up until this point, our babies have been exclusively breastfed (in addition to bottles of expressed breast milk). There was one time at the gym when the nursery gave them some formula (I had given them permission to do this), but besides this, they had only ever had breast milk.
Our pediatrician explained to us that Audrey and David were doing great, and there was no reason we couldn’t start introducing solids to them, in a responsible way. As I have some non-life-threatening food allergies, this is actually a great way for them to get exposed to safe foods and help them to not become allergic to them. The solids will serve no nutritional value to their diet, but it will simply be an activity to do with them. It will also teach them how to use their tongues to eat solids.
I know that some pediatricians feel differently about this, but we trust Dr. Gr wholeheartedly, and so we were excited to try it out.
BabyGanics All Purpose Cleaner
Gerber Organic Bananas (1st Foods)
2 Stainless Steel Snack Boxes by MIRA
2 High Chair Booster Seats (First Years Deluxe Reclining Feeding Seat)
Based on several how-to guides, we first fed Audrey and David their typical lunch (breast milk). This way, they would be full, satisfied, and in a good mood. Then, while they played under their play gym, we got the kitchen ready.
Tim set-up and cleaned the booster seats.
I put the banana puree into the two MIRA stainless steel cups,
and got our special spoons for their first taste of food.
We got the chairs into position.
We put both babies in the chairs and got them situated. So far, so good!
Audrey is typically a more satisfied baby to just look around and observe the world. So, we decided to feed David first while Audrey watched. David wasn’t quite sure about the first bites. Then, when we went to feed Audrey, this is the reaction we got:
Audrey’s first few bites gave us adorable faces like this:
As we went on and got closer to the end of the feeding (just about 4-5 bites for each of them), we ended up with some happier babies:
Overall, the first feeding was a success! Yes, they didn’t LOVE the bananas, but we expected that. After all, this was their first exposure. We will see how the other days go as well!
Hey, all in all, it really wasn’t too messy for us to clean up: the bibs, 2 burp cloths, the extra food, a rattle to make David happy again mid-meal, and a pacifier.
In the future, I really want to get into making our own baby food. We simply got the pre-made organic baby food because it was on sale, and it is good to have on hand for traveling or in a pinch. I’m excited to document the adventures of making our own food soon!
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