So We Started Solids….

And yes, we’re a little early, a week shy of Hannah’s 4 month birthday but to be honest, I don’t think she could have held out much longer. It’s generally accepted that while there is no hard and fast rule as to when a baby should start solids, but generally its accepted that the best times are between 4 & 6 months depending on baby’s development. I have a friend who’s baby had GORD and as a result he started on solids when he was 8 weeks old. I have other friends who’s baby’s achieved their physical milestones a little slower and so were fine to wait until 6 months to start solids.

Hannah is hitting her physical milestones fast, faster than average. From 8 weeks old, she was able to sit with minimal support & hold her own head up, she is also rolling over on her own, she also pulls herself into a standing position when I hold her hands & has now started making walking motions with her legs and feet when standing. But in the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed Hannah taking a strong interest in our food. When Ava eats around her, she leans towards the spoon and stares the whole time with drool running out of her mouth. It’s also been near impossible to keep her satisfied on formula alone, she is ALWAYS hungry. And so this past weekend we decided to give her a try with some solids.

Hannah Solids

It was a huge hit! Hannah loved her porridge! She definitely has the eating down pat and got really angry with me when I took too long to get the food into her mouth. She has since been munching her way through two teaspoons of baby cereal twice a day and at long last, we seem to be able to satisfy her hunger!

Just before I went on maternity leave, I received a package from Ella’s Kitchen at the office and this morning Hannah tried their Pears, which she totally LOVED!

Ellas Kitchen HamperI loved the concept behind Ella’s Kitchen and am thrilled that it is now available locally as well at Baby City, Toys R Us, Clicks and selected Spar’s. Ella’s Kitchen is fully organic, with no added sugar, additives or thickeners, no E numbers or GM, no fancy stuff and nothing artificial. Just yummy organic food for babies and toddlers.

More reasons to love Ella’s Kitchen:

Ellas Kitchen Info

We’ll definitely be trying some more of Ella’s Kitchens goodies as Hannah really did love the pears and it’s so conveniently packaged, especially with us going on holiday in just a couple of weeks time, I reckon this will be the most convenient baby food for travelling!


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  • Reply Anita Boxoza (@anitaboxoza)

    Lee is 5 months next week and we have started solids. I started her on butternut and she loves it, she has grabbed my spoon while eating so now when we eat one of us has to sit with her while the rest of the family eats. I think from now on I will sit her on her high chair and give her a spoon and some pumpkin and let her go crazy.

    Hannah is growing up too quickly, how can you stand it mama?? 🙂

    June 11, 2013 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Birdy& Bambi

    We absolutly love your blog! It’s so wise and funny!

    You just got yourself two fans in Germany!


    Birdy and Bambi

    June 11, 2013 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Alet

    She is growing up so quickly! You can literally see how much she is enjoying the porridge. I got every nostalgic thinking of Oli’s first pappies!

    Man they grow up too quickly!

    June 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply St. Elsewhere

    Way to go, Hannah!

    I tried introducing solids to Figlia and 4 months plus, and though she was an eager eater, her digestive system did not receive it well. So we went back to milk for some weeks more and then re-introduced solids.

    So Hannah is doing good.

    June 12, 2013 at 8:04 am
  • Reply Lisa-Marie

    Precious time – this was my absolute favourite time with Isabella! I loooove feeding them! The facial expressions, the reactions, the NOISES! So very cute!
    I agree with you re: Ella’s – I sometimes pack one in for Isabella as a ‘snack’. The apple is her favourite.

    June 12, 2013 at 11:51 am
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