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Starting Aiden on Solid Foods

The Wifey and I agreed that it’s best to wait until Aiden is six months before introducing him to solid food. Meanwhile there are people asking, “Why wait until 6 months? He’s all ready for solids.” We strictly say no and wait coz we believe that milk provides all the nutrition a baby needs up to 6 months of age.

Aiden on bouncer

When Aiden turned 6 months, we embark on the solid food adventure. To be honest, The Wifey and I are both excited and nervous at the same time about the transition to solids – excited coz my lil’ boy is growing up and nervous coz we’re afraid that he’s not fully ready for solids yet :/

Gerber organic rice cereal

We first started him on rice cereal one meal a day for about 2 weeks before introducing him to fruits and vegetable purée. Rice cereal is a popular first food for baby coz it’s easy to digest and rarely cause allergies. Aiden didn’t quite like it at first but after several tries he seems to get the hang of it 🙂

Aiden wearing bumblebee costume : Cute Baby

When it comes to solid foods, we’ve got a lot of questions. Should I make my own solids? Should we get ready made ones? Organic? Non-organic? So we did some research for tips and tricks on starting solids. While some ways work, some didn’t 🙂

Aiden Kong Starting Aiden on Solid Foods : Cute Baby

As for fruits and vegetables puree, we made our own using Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender. Note: when you start solid foods, pediatrician recommend to wait at least 3 days before introducing new food in case of allergies. So far he has tried apple, pear, banana, avocado, sweet potato, carrots, broccoli and butternut squash.

Aiden initially clamp his lips shut and refuse to open his mouth when we feed him but after several tries, we succeeded 🙂 I’m happy to say that Aiden now loves just about everything The Wifey prepared, which also means he’s not a picky eater 🙂 I was a lil’ worried that he’ll be like The Wifey who is a fussy eater coz can’t imagine having two fussy eaters in the family! So thank goodness he’s not! Haha

What about your baby’s solid adventure? How was it like? 😉

Why breastfeeding?

We're lucky that the hospital where she gave birth promotes breastfeeding so we got really good support from the nursing staff

The Wifey was especially motivated to give breastfeeding a go after attending her first and only antenatal class prior to giving birth to Aiden 🙂 There are basically two choices on how we’re gonna feed our baby; formula milk or breastfeed and, we chose the latter. Breastfeeding is our choice coz it’s not only the best food that you can give your baby but it’s good for mommy too. Though I’m not the one breastfeeding our baby, I’m totally supportive of The Wifey’s decision to breastfeed coz :

1) I agree that breast milk is the best for baby until 6 months, so it’s best for moms to exclusively breastfeed for at least 6 months, but of coz if you can continue breastfeeding, the longer the better 🙂

2) breast milk is FREE hence i save quite a lot on buying formula milk 😀 Read more about the benefits of breastfeeding.



Author: Saimatkong

This blog is a platform to share what I love in life: food (eat), travel (play), photography (art) and life (thoughts and ideas). With passion for food, I share my foodie adventures and indulgences here. “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”

Traveling makes us a better human being as we recognise the similarities and celebrate the differences of cultures between where we travel to and where we come from. “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

Photography do more than just capturing the best moments in our lives; they also help us tell our life stories. “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

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