We tried to start Emily on rice cereal about a month ago but she wasn't really interested - so we stopped. Well, I take that back - she ate it fine until was started mixing the rice with formula. My child wants NOTHING to do with formula. So when we started mixing formula with the rice - she would just cry, spit it out and look at us like we were trying to poison her.
It's really pathetic.
I really, really hope that it was just that brand of formula and not all formula. This week we are going to attempt the rice again and some oatmeal. I'm really, really hoping for better results. If she's not interested once again, I'm just skipping the rice and moving onto to veggies. Can someone please explain the point of the rice cereal to me?
The biggest reason we haven't been in a hurry to get Emily going on solids is because her doctor is big on waiting until 6 months to begin solids. But I'm also intimidated by the whole process. I have no freaking clue what I'm supposed to be doing. We'll start with veggies and then move onto fruit - that much I've figured out. Actually, that's what I was told to do by my doctor.
I've found various resources to help - but I just end up with more questions. I guess we are just going to have to jump in, feet first and figure out this whole eating thing. Then there is the daycare factor - something else I have to figure out, too. Joy.
And I'm going to attempt to make some of Emily's food. That's something else I'm going to have to figure out and still have a lot of questions. But it's something I'm excited about. I know it will save us money and is better for Emily.
So if anyone has any advice, tips, suggestions - pass 'em on.