We started with rice cereal and then oatmeal. Then moved on to veggies for a few weeks and have done only a few fruits so far.
*We debated over whether avocado is a fruit or vegetable. Tony thinks it's a fruit, but I put it under veggie, only because it's not sweet like a fruit normally is.
When they wake up, they get their usual morning bottle. About an hour to an hour and a half later, they get oatmeal (made with formula), and I have now started adding a fruit with that. I've been giving them a veggie in the afternoon on most days. Occasionally we aren't home and we just skip the veggie. Today I'm going to give them their first meat along with the veggie in the afternoon.
Here's my confusion: even though they are now getting some solids, it has not made one bit of difference in the frequency of their bottles. I thought that since they are actually getting a decent amount in the morning with the oatmeal and fruit, that they wouldn't need a bottle quite so soon. I was putting them down for their morning nap without another bottle, but they would wake up after only 30-45 minutes. I think it's because they were hungry. This week, I've been giving them another bottle even though it hasn't even been quite 3 hours since their first bottle and they've had solids in there too. Now they are back to their usual 2.5 - 3 hour naps. Praise the Lord.
When does the transition occur so that we start giving them fewer bottles? How much "real" food do they need to be getting so that they are satisfied with that? I've been feeling rather overwhelmed with transitioning to solids and how to go about it. My sister has helped a lot and answered a lot of my questions. I'd be lost if I had to figure this all out on my own! Thank goodness we are old, geriatric parents and have lots of people that have ventured into parenthood before us to help with all our silly little questions!
Don't they look a bit confused also?