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

By Meredith Carroll |

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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.)


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If solid food means solid sleep, we're all in

It's a family affair

Rick and his assistant Petunia work together to get the first spoonful in Peony's mouth.

Images: Meredith Carroll

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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