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Avocado, It's Down The Hatch

After much discussion between a few trusted friends and family members, we decided to start Paul on solids this week instead of waiting for him to turn six months first.

I figured we’d start with rice cereal, and then move onto solid fruits and veggie. The internet quickly changed my mind about rice cereal, and instead we powered though, straight to mashed up fruits.

On Tuesday, we did it. Paul saddled up in his bumbo seat, I dug the baby spoons out of storage, and he had a little baby milestone moment.

Paul had his first meal off a spoon.Fortunately for me, my best friend Casey was over for dinner, so I asked her to snap a few photos. Friends, the photos are hi-larious, and I plan to share the bulk of them with you early next week.

A first food that I’ve gotten suggested to me a lot recently is avocado. It’s sweet without being tart, it can be mashed up to an ideal consistency with just the back of a fork, and it has amazing nutritional benefits.

Paul got a taste of his very first avocado for lunch today. The faces he pulled were priceless, but I do think that in the end, he did in fact like it! One thing is for certain, Paul needs to figure out how to swallow food. He wants to keep it in his mouth, but his poor tongue won’t cooperate with him, immediately pushing the food right back out and onto his chin.

I'm not sure about this...

I believe practice makes perfect, so tomorrow we’ll try again. I’m thinking a bit of mashed banana will be on the menu, and then we’ll circle back to avocado again for a do-over.

To those of you that decided to completely skip rice cereal and move onto solids, what pureed and mashed foods did you have luck with?
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