Baby’s first solid food
LH and I agreed that Baby JOOD will not be weaned till he was six months as we were not sure how his system would take it. When Baby JOOD was eighteen weeks old, he kept getting hungry. Based on the advise of a fellow mother I met at a play group, I brought Heinz Rusk biscuit to add to his milk. LH was scared that it could affect Baby JOOD negatively as things have been fairly stable after colic, reflux and heart murmur scare. So I agreed to wait till Baby JOOD was six months before giving him anything apart from milk.
By week twenty, I was at a loss on how to fill him as milk was not enough for him. I remember sitting on the floor on a particular day at 11.30 am, looking helpless at JOOD who was crying after having about three bottles of milk. As I stood up to make another bottle of milk, I heard the postman drop my letters through the post box and I decide to pick the letters with JOOD to distract him from crying.
Among my letters was a parcel from HIPP organic which contained some hipp baby food vouchers, baby plastic spoon and the star gift of a HIPP pouch (4+) apple & baby rice. At that moment, I read it as a sign that it was time to wean JOOD!
I battled to give him half of the food pouch immediately. It was not easy as he kept spitting it out when trying to eat it. He tried in eating half of the pouch despite the initial funny face. JOOD ate the remaining portion of the food about three hours later. Unfortunately, I did not realise he needed lots of water until he started grasping his stomach and pooing continuously. I was scared that his stomach could not handle the food. I gave him cooled boiled water and watched him. He was soon up and about as usual.
The next day, I watched him for signs of stomach upset but there were none. Hurray! Two days after the first trial, I rushed to Boots to redeem the HIPP vouchers by purchasing more of HIPP baby food. That was the beginning of Baby JOOD’s weaning journey.
Picture source: HIPP Organic