In line with the hugely researched of late and the current recommendation from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that: no solid foods are introduced to baby for the first 6 months, I have breastfed Shern exclusively until yesterday.
Shern had his first solid food yesterday - 5 December 2009.
I have decided long ago to make homemade food for Shern as much as possible. It is really simple. All you need is a blender and a little effort and a lot of love.
I decided to introduce wholesome rice cereal to Shern as his first food. Took this recipe from http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/.
Wholesome Rice Cereal Recipe
2 oz brown rice powder
8 fl oz water
a little formula/breastmilk
To make the rice powder, grind brown rice in a blender or food processor.
Bring the water to a boil.
Add the rice powder, stirring constantly with a wire whisk.
Simmer for about 10 minutes (don't forget to keep stirring, or the rice will stick).
Shern's First Two Mouthful Video
He seems to love it so much and can't wait for more 'til he even licked the bowl. See this video.
Then I put him in his Bumbo Seat and we continued the rest of the feed there. He was sitting there happily enjoying his first food. See this video.
I find with him sitting on his Bumbo Seat makes feeding him easier.
I am loving this Bumbo Seat more and more.