Is Coco Ready for Solids?

Coco is turning 6 months in 10 days and he will be entering another stage of his life by then and boy, I’m pretty sure this will be his favorite – he will start eating solids!

That’s why I’ve been reading about this stuff to prepare this little tabachuy. All I know that babies eat cerelac and gerber. I’d love that BUT I don’t think I’ll be giving those to Coco. Or if I do, once in a blue moon lang. I prefer giving him fresh food, prepared with lalalove.

How do I prepare Coco for his supposed meal time in the nearest future?
1. Mom got him a Fisher Price Space Saver High chair. It has a back support and he is propped up perfectly in his seat.

He already have a weaning spoon with 4 food storage containers that mom bought while I was still preggy.

2. Every meal time, I seat Coco there, beside me. I let him observe us eating.
3. I tried spoon feeding and cup feeding him his breast milk which he finally took. He didn’t want them a few months ago. But there are times that he wouldn’t take it.
4. He has already tried some biscuits, actually chewed them.

And so I read that if a baby (got this from kellymom.com):
1. Baby can sit up well without support. — as of the moment, he could sit up for a maximum of 15 seconds. Let’s see in a few weeks time.
2. Baby has lost the tongue-thrust reflex and does not automatically push solids out of his mouth with his tongue. — since he was 3 months, every time we were eating, he looks hungry and craving for the food that we were eating. He has actually tasted Oreo when he was 4 months old, given by my aunt. If I try giving him food, most of the time he would open his mouth. At times, I would let it reach his tongue, so he could taste it.
3. Baby is ready and willing to chew. — Just the other day, he was able to melt a portion of a graham cracker with his munching. He actually tried to chew it.
4. Baby is developing a “pincer” grasp, where he picks up food or other objects between thumb and forefinger. Using the fingers and scraping the food into the palm of the hand (palmar grasp) does not substitute for pincer grasp development. — Most of the time he still does the palmar grasp, but depends on what he is holding. He was holding his biscuit, with a pincer grasp the other day.
5. Baby is eager to participate in mealtime and may try to grab food and put it in his mouth. — This hasn’t occurred because he wouldn’t be able to grab food because he is in his high chair with a tray so he wouldn’t be able to do that.

So far he has 3 and half stars out of 5! Almost there!

I was already in the verge of buying an Avent food processor and food storage cups because I want to prepare, as well as store food for him. Getting ready to puree and mash those yumyum for him! But then, I’ve been reading about Baby Led Weaning and I was thinking of trying it out. And that’s another story to tell!

How do you prepare your little one when it’s time for feeding time?

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