I feel like I need a tutorial on this stuff. I've been feeding DS solids for about 2 weeks (he turned 6 months on the 28th of March). He takes to it incredibly well, even trying to grab the spoon from me and feed himself with it. Most of what I give him stays in his mouth, too. But I'm confused about how to add foods and how much/often. I went to a WIC appointment today, and the woman told me that I should be giving him a sippy cup with meals, too! I never thought of that.
Like I said, I have been feeding DS cereal for about two weeks. I started feeding him once a day right after his bedtime bottle. Then, last Thursday, I switched the cereal to mornings and gave him pureed carrots at night, because he seemed to be taking it so well. What I want to know is, well, a bunch of things, but mostly things like:
How often should I introduce a new food?
How do I know when he is really ready to move on?
When should I give him finger foods? What about soft finger foods like bananas and stuff like that?
How do I start with the sippy cup? She said to give him one with his meals, but I usually feed him solids after he's done with his bottle, and I think it would be weird for him to have a cup while trying to spoon feed him. He wouldn't pay any attention to the spoon if he can give himSELF something, instead...
Anyway, those are all the questions I had, I think. Thanks for any helpful answers.
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