Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Feeding Thoughts

Barnaby woke up at 5:50 this morning. And I knew that I was tired, over breakfast, when I realised that I was trying to feed Amelia a morsel of crumpet instead of Barnaby. Funnily enough, Amelia didn't appear to be at all perturbed by the fact that I was absent-mindedly attempting to cram crumpet into her mouth. (I must add that I realised before she actually ate any!). The rest of today I noticed that she's been extremely interested in everything I've been eating. Yesterday, she tried to grab my cereal bowl, and having succeeded, tried to grab a handful of museli. Today, when I was eating some yoghurt with a teaspoon, she was fascinated and, again, tried to grab the teaspoon.

So, this has got me thinking that she is beginning to be ready for solids. However, she is having her 4 month injections (two weeks late) next Monday and I don't think it would be good to start before then. Personally, I think around 5 months would be better (18 June, also Father's Day), but, I am forced to admit that if she continues this degree of interest in feeding, I might try her about the beginning of June. I've started to look at the first baby-food on the shop-shelves and think I might buy some in preparation. A week from tomorrow, one one of the members of my NCT coffee group will be lending me a 'Bumbo' seat, which will help with early feeds, so I certainly won't bother struggling before we get that. We had a portable high-chair for Barnaby, but that's currently at Sheep's parents house: we left it there to use when we went visiting.

Bumbo Seat

Once Amelia gets to six months old (mid July), we intend to buy another Stokke Tripp Trapp chair like Barnaby's chair. Actually, I can't wait for that, as we will finally all be able to sit around the dining room table together, as a family. The Stokke chair 'grows' with your child, so you can use it from 6 months through to adulthood.

Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair

Must go - Amelia is crying - need to go upstairs to feed her.


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