Experts advise that babies should be introduced to solids when they reach the age of six months. So, when my baby reached this milestone, I was all set for his first feeding. I prepared rice cereal. Luckily, he took in the initial two spoons very well. But slowly, he became cranky. And then started the beginning of my battle.
Every day since then, I had to literally fight every feeding time, struggling to keep myself sane as he continued to be cranky, spit up food, roll on the floor and what not. I knew that my baby did not do all this on purpose, of course, but that didn’t make it any less challenging. I had to struggle for breakfast, lunch and dinner, every single day!
I am sharing here some of the challenges I faced while introducing solids to my baby, and what finally made things better for us. I hope this will help you along in your journey of solid foods with your baby too!
1. Distractions at home were a big barrier for me to feed my baby peacefully