DD turned 6 months and started solids last week. So far she's had carrot, banana and a bit of rice cake. I'm pretty happy about what to feed her and doing a mix of mashed stuff and finger food. She enjoys tasting stuff but only has a teeny amount and hardly swallows anything.
But I have a few first-timer questions and need mn help! 1) At the moment she has lunch - when should I introduce breakfast and supper? 2) Should she have water with her lunch (she is bf)? 3) How soon should I introduce things other than fruit/veg? 3) She has always slept from her 10.30 bed time feed till about 7am but since starting solids she has been waking a couple of times in the night and having a 10 minute feed. What's going on?
1) Not yet, if she's not taking much when you do offer food. Wait till she seems a bit hungrier. 2)Yes - a lidded cup is useful for that. 3)She is not too young for wheat now, and I found ground rice useful. Baby rice is the same thing at more than 10 x the price, with a few vitamins added. 4) Don't know. Not getting enough milk in the day? Teething?
1) If your DD is self-feeding there's nothing wrong with offering food three times a day - she'll take as much as she needs/wants. If you're doing spoon-feeding then I'd go a bit slower as she won't be modifying the quantities herself so much. 2) Virtually every baby I know has the tommee tippee sippy cup - it's a great first cup and my DS is obsessed with it! 3) For wheat, I'd start offering toast - it's the ultimate finger food. 4) As for waking in the night, there's so many reasons why they can regress - my DS did this as well when we started weaning, but it was due to teething. He seemed to want more milk in the day too, they say there's a growth spurt at 6 months so maybe that's the reason?