When we decided it was time to reintroduce cereal again, we stuck with that for a few weeks, giving it to them just once/day. Then it was time for veggies. We waited for a weekend so that Tony could be here too. We had the camera ready to capture any funny faces they made!
We started with sweet potatoes. Neither one of them was too sure at first, but Ayden decided they were pretty good. Rylee wasn't a big fan, but she did eat them the first day. On the second day of sweet potatoes, she gagged on them after a few bites so I let her be done. Ayden enjoyed them though! We'll try them again with Rylee another time. I've been told that you should try new foods 10 times before you truly determine that they don't like them. Sometimes it's just a foreign flavor and they have to get used to it.
Next, we tried green beans. Rylee thought the green beans were pretty good after the first few bites, but Ayden absolutely couldn't stand them the first day! Every bite was a funny face. When he started gagging and actually looking like he might throw up, I didn't make him eat anymore. That is, until the next day. Just goes to show that you should always give them more than one try at new foods because on the second day of green beans, Ayden gobbled them right up! I think it made a difference because I warmed them up a little more. I don't really know if that was it or not, but he didn't turn green from the taste on day 2!
|This picture cracks me up. Poor Ayden! Mean Mommy because I couldn't help but laugh hysterically at him!|
Yesterday we introduced peas. Success! After only one funny face, they both decided peas were okay! Phew! Something they both like.
|Yay for Peas!|
We are giving at least 3 days in between introducing new foods, just in case they have some sort of allergic reaction. So far so good! At my sister's suggestions, we are also introducing new foods earlier in the day rather than later so that if they get a tummy ache we won't be up all night with them. I'm not sure about a tummy ache, but I can most assuredly say that introducing solids (or purees) has not made a difference in the spit up department. They both still spit up. A LOT! The only difference is that now it is rather colorful at times. Sigh....
* I know I still have my All About Ayden post to do. Stay tuned. It's coming. It just is a more in depth post and I need more time to sit down and write it!