On Kynlee’s “half-birthday” (the day she turned 6 months old) we gave her food for the first time. That day we were having lunch at my parents’ house and two of the things my mom cooked were perfect for Kynlee’s first foods – mashed potatoes and butter beans! I mashed the “inside” of the butter beans out for her and she ate that but wasn’t real interested in the skin of the bean. She LOVED the mashed potatoes, though!
She started out using her hands…
…and then she used a spoon!
Kynlee ended up eating more mashed potatoes than butter beans which is what I expected. I mean she went to town on them! I was certainly suprised at how much of them she ate and that her initial reaction to food for the first time went so well.
Many people say that you should start your child out with just one food over the course of several days before adding a new one to the mix. That’s obviously not what we did and I feel okay about that. Afterall, BLW is all about the experi(ence) and experi(ment).
Overall we had a great start with BLW and we are looking forward to the rest of our journey!