I figured I should write about introducing solid food to your baby considering I just got done cleaning baby vomit off literally everything in my living room. EVERYTHING!!!
I should have known to put the jar of spaghetti bolognese down after the first tummy ache, but noooo I had to try it again just to make sure. BINGO!
Apparently Audrey and jarred red meat sauce do not mix. We have never seen so much puke come out of such a small baby! My husband and I were covered in orange puke and had one of those “shit just got real” moments.
Although it was sad to see our baby vomit, we knew we had to get this food thing under control.
Introducing Solid Food To Your Baby
I introduced solid food to Audrey at 4 months, because she already had teeth and seemed so interested in our food. I was very careful considering my husband is pretty much allergic to everything. He can’t even come into contact with peanuts without an EpiPen! My sweet bubble boy. : )
There are literally allergies I had no idea existed! Knowing this, and our family history of allergies (thanks babe), we do the 3 day rule to introduce new foods to Audrey. Every 3 days we introduce a new food by itself to make sure she can handle it.
We switch to a new food every 3 days. This has worked for us and has been a life saver. Starting slowly and tracking signs of allergies has helped us eliminate what Audrey can and cannot eat.
We tried making baby food ourselves, but let’s face it, who the has time for that?
Now, we stick to baby food in jars, knowing what exactly she can and cannot have. With all the stress of baby food allergies, this has been our life saver!
Well, until we’re cleaning up something that doesn’t agree with her. : )
Stacie — Mom of Audrey