It’s always nice when a baby who’s just started eating solid foods shows a real appetite for them. As a parent, you know that it feels great to offer your little one healthy purees and then watch as she gobbles them up. But can that healthy appetite ever be a problem? Can a baby actually eat too much solid food? In a word, yes. Remember, for the first year of life, a baby’s primary source of nutrition should be breastmilk and/or formula. It’s just fine to offer solid foods
Starting solids is a big step for your baby -- he’s learning a whole new way of eating, after all! All those new foods affect his every aspect of his digestion, including what ends up in his diapers. That’s right -- we’re talking poop today! Starting Solids? The Poop Changes! Before you start your baby on solid foods, it’s best to prepare yourself in advance for the fact that starting solids will probably affect your baby’s poop. The poop will smell worse. The poop may be brightly colored.
We talk a lot around here about starting solids (since it’s the name of our site and all! ;) ) That’s because it’s our desire to equip all parents with the knowledge they need to give their baby the best possible start to eating solid foods. We know, however, that for parents (and especially for you first-time parents) the information related to starting your baby on solids can be a LOT to take in! There’s so much to remember, and we know (from personal experience!) that it’s enough to make
In a perfect world, everything related to feeding your baby solid foods would be...well...perfect. You’d have all the best products and tools to make feeding a cinch. Your baby would fall in love with every single vegetable you offered her. Meals would be lots of fun and no (or at least low) mess. We can dream, right? Feeding may be that perfect some of the time, but then life happens. Your little one gets sick and refuses to eat. Your baby food maker suddenly breaks. Baby decides
Starting solid foods with your baby brings so many fun things, doesn’t it? New bibs! Cute utensils! Yummy tastes and textures! Unfortunately, starting solids can also cause a not-so-fun side effect: constipation. We’ve mentioned before that your baby’s poop will most definitely change when he starts solids. Colorful poop, or poop that contains small bits of undigested food, is nothing to worry about. But days and days of no poop? Or poop that’s hard and dry? That’s cause for concern. In this
If you’ve been following our article series so far, you know the guidelines for when and how to start solid foods with your baby. And if you’ve put our advice into practice, your baby may now be eating small amounts of solid food. If that’s the case -- congratulations! We’re hoping your baby loves this newfound way of eating :) But some of you may be shaking your head right now and thinking to yourselves, “Love it? He HATES it!” Or your baby may have started showing some strange (or even