Maya is six months old and a couple of weeks ago we started introducing solids. In my previous blog post I wrote about my experience with postnatal depression and how my Thermomix saved me in the kitchen.
When Maya was 4 months old it was time to start thinking about introducing solids and I felt overwhelmed. As a first time mum every new step is a step into the unknown. I read the books, listened to the health professionals and attended a couple of workshops. We made the decision to wait until Maya could sit up and she was showing an interest in what we were eating before we would start feeding her puree. This started happening at around 5 months but I still wasn’t ready. It just felt like one more thing to do!
Then I pulled out the Cooking for your Baby and Toddler cookbook and read through the beginning and it didn’t feel so overwhelming anymore. The book into divided into the following sections:
- Feeding your Child
- Getting Started
- First Foods (around 6 months)
- More Tastes and Textures (6-9 months)
- A Well Rounded Diet (10-12 months)
- Family Meals