so my son is almost 8 months old...
he was 7 lb 13 oz at birth
now weighs 22 lbs
-can sit up unassisted
-no teeth yet - but it looks like two little nubs are pushing out on the bottom
-can clap his hands as of yesterday (yeah!)
-shows a LOT of interest when we're eating - and tries to take my food/drink etc.
i'm exclusively BF - and have tried:
-banana, avocado, cooked carrots, yogurt, applesauce, watermelon, cherries, potato, rice cereal, yams.
he doesn't like any of the above. i've tried each multiple, MULTIPLE times. and he'll get a taste of it, and will simple close his mouth and turn away.
i've tried it at different times of the day, and also before and after nursing in case that was the difference. Nope!
but he LOVES our food. we are middle eastern and eat a lot of rice and stews (like lamb + veggies, or chicken + veggies, or beef + veggies) - and the veggies are like celery, eggplant, okra, ....parsley/mint etc. - a lot of variety.
if i mash that up or food process it he will DEVOUR it. seriously.
but i did it a few times to see if he'd like it and he loved it. but i am a little hesitant, b/c there are so many ingredients in our food (plus salt/pepper/spices/etc.) and i am afraid it's too much of an overload for him. too much salt...oil...etc. i am afraid he might be allergic to something or i might overwhelm his tummy.
he is gaining weight, his diaper output is fine, and he is a big boy - i don't feel like he's malnourished.
but is it ok to give him our table food once or twice a day (i am trying to avoid tomatoes, eggs, citrus of course) - mashed up? or is it too much?
does anyone else have that problem - where your baby doesn't want single/simple "bland" foods? i personally LOVE banana/avocado etc...haha. and don't think they are bland. but he is just so adamantly against them! i never expected this.
and i am NOT trying to wean yet -- i was aiming for 1-2 small meal a day - and maybe in a month - 2-3 small meals a day.
any thoughts? his next pedi. appt. is next week so i'm going to talk to her. i just feel kind of alone here b/c i see so many moms w/ applesauce...biscuits..bananas etc. and i'm like, ok, my kid won't eat that. i feel strange!