Wordless Wednesday: Starting Solids

Written by NPN_Admin on November 3rd, 2010

Feeding With Love, Starting Solids, Wordless Wednesday

When did your little one show an interest in starting solids? Did you do baby-led weaning? What were your little one’s favorite foods?

Derrick on his Baby-led Weaning Adventures tackles carrots.

Sweet potatoes

Amanda's 7 month old son, Connor, gets a Sweet Potato Surprise. Amanda blogs at Amanda's World of Motherhood.

Broccoli and sweet potatoes

Momma Jorje's Sasha noshes on broccoli and sweet potatoes.

Sara's little one, Julia, enjoys some fresh fruit.


Mikko can't tell the difference between a pickle and ice cream. His mom, Lauren, blogs at Hobo Mama

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Kieran was much more interested in the spoon on this morning than he was in the oatmeal. Kieran's mama, Dionna, blogs at Code Name: Mama.

Blake digs his carrots! Blake's mama, Angie, blogs at Create It Fabulous.

toddler eating raspberries

Annabelle enjoys some organic raspberries at seven months and just a few weeks into her adventure with baby-led weaning. Her mom, Melissa, blogs at The New Mommy Files.

Brotherly love! BigBrother gives Bear a bite of carrots. Laura, the brothers' mama, blogs at WaldenMommy.

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16 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Starting Solids

  1. MomAgain@40  

    Great pics. I never used a photo of my little one eating for a Wordless Wednesday… I missed out! 😀

  2. Russ

    I think I would go with the fresh fruit.

  3. Lisa @ljenator  

    Those are adorable!!!! My “baby” didn’t self wean until almost 3.5!!! 🙂

  4. Danielle @ Life with the Hewitt Family  

    Such cute pictures of little ones learning to eat. My son LOVED sweet potatoes…I couldn’t feed it to him fast enough. We did everything by the book with Carter.

  5. Leslie Twining  

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  6. Darcel @ The Mahogany Way  

    Love pictures of babies eating. Those are adorable!
    My 1st started solids at 6 months, she was so ready. She ate anything and everything. My 2nd didn’t start solids until she was 9 months, but didn’t really show much interest until she was over a year old. her fav was sweet potatoes. My 3rd will start at 6 months if he wants to, and if not we’ll wait 🙂

  7. Tiffany

    Great pics. Its so great to capture those moments. When you look back on them it really brings warmth to your heart.

  8. Aleksandra  

    OK, the expression in the first picture is my fave! How cute and I love the idea for including all the pictures. Happy Wednesday!

  9. Danielle  

    How adorable! Love those pictures! Thanks for linking up!

  10. Stacy (Mama-Om)  

    My second one was interested in foods fairly early, and we gave him whole foods (baby-led weaning, though he is still nursing at age 4!).

    I remember I gave him half a sweet potato and he chowed down. He ate what we ate, though I used to say he was getting the “essence” of things, because he didn’t often swallow a whole lot!!

  11. Faythe @GrammyMouseTails

    I think it was around 3 months of age and was rice cereal. Of course this was over 37 years ago! I was not able to BF & he was a premie that had digestive problems with all the formulas I tried by that time, so I was using what DH mom used and he was still hungry, so I added very weak, liquid cereal at bedtime…Same thing repeated with #2 5 years later, go figure?

  12. Lauren  

    Mikko loved to chew & taste foods — but the whole swallowing thing eluded him till after he was a year old. 🙂 Good thing he was nursing all that time! (And still!) Baby-led solids made life so easy for us, though, because we could just give him bites of what we were eating. He got a good variety that way, too — more than he’ll eat at age 3, for sure. Pickles are a no go now. Sigh.

  13. Melissa  

    Look at those beautiful babies! 🙂 Great post!

  14. Momma Jorje

    I’m with Lauren. I started sharing solids at 6 months and generally ate the same thing she was eating. She still eats directly from my plate now (at 14 months). She also has the same swallowing issue.

    I have seen several articles in my email (for 14 month olds) lately warning that toddlers may lose interest in food and may not sit still for a meal. While the articles say not to worry because growth slows at this point as well, I haven’t had any trouble! I just don’t make Sasha strap into a chair to eat. She can sit in my lap and have bites. She gets down when she needs a break and comes back when she wants more. I’m sure someone would say I’m a bad mother for letting her play with a mouthful. Oh well!