- 1 Tbsp cooked zucchini
- 1 Tbsp ripe banana
- 2 Tbsp prepared quinoa
- ½ to 1 Tbsp liquid, as needed:
– leftover saved juice
– or – water
as k’s first solid meal was coming close, i had to make sure i had all the tools ready. here were the pieces i prepared as well as some new tools i added as her food experience continued.
as directed by almost all resources, we saw k’s pediatrician before we started her on solids. she provided us her recommended feeding introduction schedule which we took under advisement.
from the result of k’s food allergy tests, we knew there were some things we had to avoid. but even if there are some common foods we think know, we had to make sure to read up on it anyway, i.e. spelt, durum, semolina are in the wheat family. we also have to look at the fine print for details such as “manufactured in a facility that also processes …” or “may contain traces of …”
months 4 and 5 had been focused on finding the root cause of k’s eczema. we spent time visiting the dermatologist and the allergists, following home direction as well as getting and then waiting results allergy tests. therefore we didn’t actually start k on solids until she was a little after 6 months old. Continue reading “solids: gathering information – part 1”