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.)
Images: Meredith Carroll