Yesterday was a big day for Isaac.  He was sitting in his Bumbo on the table while Emma ate her spaghetti dinner.  He is so happy sitting with the family at the table that way – it’s so cute!  Usually he just smiles and chews his hand and coos at us.  This time, though, he noticed something.

The food.  It smelled GOOD!

It was so funny – he looked like he was going to jump out of the Bumbo into Emma’s spaghetti plate!  He had this crazy focused expression as he stared at the food and wiggled in the Bumbo, trying to get to those delicious-looking noodles.

My husband gave him a taste and he totally looked like he liked it, too.  I would have preferred not to have his first food be spaghetti and meatballs but I guess you can’t always have everything planned out, LOL.

Anyway, I’m starting to think about baby food now.  I made homemade rice cereal for Emma when she was a baby and I’ll definitely be doing it for Isaac as well.  I try not to use those instant cereals in the baby aisle (though they are great for a quick back-up meal).  I really want a Magic Bullet this time around.  :)

Anyway, I didn’t remember Jaedyn being ready for rice cereal so soon but I looked through my old posts (thank goodness for blogging!) and saw that I started giving her cereal at 4 months!  I guess I just have very hungry babies.

It seems way too soon for me!  He’s still a little baby!  I vividly remember giving birth and have hardly recuperated from that… how can he possibly be interested in our food already?  *SIGH*  Childhood goes by too fast…

Share Your Thoughts…

When did you start giving your baby rice cereal or pureed foods?


8 Responses to Starting to Want Big People Food… at 3 Months?

  • I did both of mine at 4 months. I breastfed both and they wanted the boob every hour, no thanks lol. I introduced veggies first because then they won’t like them, well that was my experience with my first. Hated every veg baby food I gave him besides carrots and sweet potatoes. He is getting so big, what a cutie!

  • I started all mine at 4 months although #3 was 3.5 mon. My youngest is 3 mon so 1 mon to go! And yayyy for first foods and not freaking out like some Moms do =). We do rice cereal with milk or juice/applesauce. My kids did fruits first and still ate the veggies. Although when I was preggo w/ #2 #1 could not eat anything with broccoli in it bc the smell made me sick.

  • Bella is starting to become the same way. I dipped my finger in my smoothie and let her have a taste. Today, she was trying to take Bryson’s homemade popsicle from him, so I gave her one thinking she wouldn’t eat it. I thought wrong.

    I didn’t plan on starting any kind of food this early either. I’m having to rethink that now..

  • I’ve started each of mine around 4 months. Jace, my 3rd, I started at closer to 3 1/2 months because he was already 15 pounds by that point, and the breastmilk just wasn’t enough for him. I had plans to hold Parker off until 6 months, but that didn’t happen. When they’re ready, they’re ready.

    Isaac is getting SO big! He is just such a cutie!!

    • Isaac just had his 2 month appointment (a month late) and he’s 13 pounds. He’s definitely interested, I’ll probably try some mashed carrot today if he seems interested in our dinner. :)

      And thanks! I take all credit for his cuteness. LOL

  • About your homemade cereal….is there any way to store that and how long does it keep? OR do you have to make it fresh each time?

    • Hi Joni! I make it fresh each time but you can also freeze it in those little baby food trays (they look like ice cub trays with lids). :)

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