Baby Preparations: The problem with melties…

Well, last time we were in the doctor’s office with the pediatrician, she said that we could start trying to give Blaze “melties” or little cheerio-like things that are made of veggies and fruit. They’re supposed to basically just “melt” in their mouths and they’re used to develop coordination and the pincer grip in babies… blah, blah, blah.

Well, trial run of that didn’t go as we had hoped.

He really didn’t chew it up and let it melt in his mouth. He kind of tried to swallow it whole, choked for a couple of seconds, (giving me and Mom a bit of a heart attack.) So I thought that I would check into seeing how to introduce solid food and where melties come into the whole picture.

So here I am checking into it on the web, and I come across http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/solids2.htm
and http://www.parenting.com/article/starting-solids-21334847

I’m pretty sure that we have been a bit more cautious than most when it comes to introducing new foods and consistencies.

According to the chart, we’re right at six to seven months. The problem is, he’s right at nine and a half months.

(He might have a little catching up to do.)

Luckily, he’s really liked everything that we’ve given him up to this point, so I’m not too worried… I think we’ll still keep it to new stuff every three days like they say, but I think that we’re going to need to make sure that we don’t take any “day’s off.”

Yikes.

I’ll update it later when we get back to melties. Until then, TTFN!
-D

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