She Likes It! Peony Like It! (7 Precious Images of My Baby Lapping Up the Good Stuff)

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I couldn’t tell you why, but I wasn’t planning on starting Peony with solid food until she was 5- or 6-months-old. Then about two weeks ago she stopped sleeping through the night, and last week a friend suggested maybe solids would help.

Somewhere in my mind, with all my free time (insert my eyes rolling here), I think I was going to investigate making my own baby food and try to be all natural and Earth mother-y. But upon hearing there was a potential solution to the sleep problem, it didn’t take me 30 seconds to hop in my car and grab a box of Earth’s Best Whole Grain Rice Cereal at the store instead.

I rushed home, mixed it with some breast milk and spooned it into Peony’s mouth. She totally ate it up. But don’t take my word for it. Check out the photos of her first bites. (P.S. It didn’t solve her sleep problem, but then again, I’m not sure I thought it really would.)


  • It’s a family affair 1 of 7
    It's a family affair
    Rick and his assistant Petunia work together to get the first spoonful in Peony's mouth.
  • First bite 2 of 7
    First bite
    Drumroll please . . .
  • And? 3 of 7
    Well . . .?
  • Don’t rush me 4 of 7
    Don't rush me
    I'm thinking about it.
  • Still thinking 5 of 7
    Still thinking
    Be patient, will you?
  • It’s pretty good. 6 of 7
    It's pretty good.
    Yeah, I can get used to this stuff. Nice work, folks.
  • OK, you got me… 7 of 7
    OK, you got me...
    ...I liked it. But it doesn't mean I'm going to stop waking you up at 4:30 a.m. to be fed. You didn't really think that, did you? Silly, silly mom.

Images: Meredith Carroll

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