Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Solid Food Lessons

Only a few days in (and one new food) and I've learned some valuable lessons:

1.  Try to find bibs that tie/velcro tightly.  We do not have any of these and it results in many "ring-around-the color" of sweet potato mess. Any good infant bib recommendations?

2.  You thought you did a lot of laundry before...

3.  Don't try to use a burp cloth to wipe hands/faces - use wipes.  I'm considering buying stock in Pampers wipes (I used Huggies for a while but they break apart and don't come out of the box as easily).  

4.  You will find remnants of the food on your kids the next day if they aren't bathed.  Yesterday I "found" some left-over sweet potato in Ned's hairline.  

5.  Sometimes what comes out "the other end" looks quite a bit like solid food (ie, sweet potato).

6.  Rice cereal is now only acceptable if mixed with other solid food (ie, sweet potato).

7.  Solid food does not mean your child will sleep through the night - Ned was up about 8 times last night. 

8.  It is very cute when Husband calls the kids his "Little Sweet Potatoes". 


10 comments:

Donna said...

Sorry about the not sleeping through the night - I had hope for you (none for myself but I did for you)! As for the bibs, make sure you use the plastic backed ones, decreases the stains on their clothes.

Goddess in Progress said...

Re: #5... just wait for blueberries. That was a little frightening.

I liked the bumpkins bibs, but at first, there wasn't really anything that quite did the trick except a bath.

Neve said...

...and the poops smell yuckier...

Nancy said...

LOL, I agree with Goddess on #5...wowweee.

Also agree with Donna on the plastic backed ones...when they get just a little bit older, the ones with pockets work really well. We use the DexBaby ones because the pockets unsnap for easy cleaning (we also stick 'em in the dishwasher every now and again to get them super clean).

As for wipes - do you guys go to Costco at all? We found that the Costco brand wipes worked best for us...and a box of uhm 8 maybe? packages is about $15.

Cute pics :) I love baby food faces!

Natalie said...

i don't think i've ever seen the word "sweet potatoes" used so much in a single blog.

Anonymous said...

The flexible plastic Baby Bjorn bibs are. the. best. Not so important right now, but very important when they start eating more solid food (like puffs). It saves us hours of highchair cleanup. A must by 6-9 months of age, and still used daily for our 2year old.

Monica Marino said...

We used these towel bibs that a friend's mom made us- they're like the size of a dishtowel, but with a collar and a neck and snap- amazing. When she was about eight months old the bib went down to her ankles. I could actually tuck it in around her! In the summer, I can try to score some for you.

Also- all-natural applesauce will be a hit (just buy a giant jar and forget all the babyfood jars), mash up your own banana, and then feel virtuous that you make your own babyfood. Do not attempt to make your own babyfood meat. Ever.

Carrie said...

I am sad to hear that my dreams of solids helping sleep through the night may not come true! But the pics are too cute. Who can resist a sweet potato-covered baby?

jerseygirl77 said...

I look like that after a good sweet potato too. Althogh probably not as cute as Neddy Bear.

ElizabethE said...

I will give a vote for the Bumkins bibs as well (not sure how you spell that). We use these for feeding only (food). (For formula/milk, we use waterproof cloth bibs.) After she eats, we wipe the Bumkins bib off with a damp paper towel; I then use another damp paper towel for her face and hands.