Joe Tries Rice Cereal

We hadn’t planned to start giving Joe solids until he was 6 months old, but this morning I had him weighed with me at Weight Watchers (I’m down 0.8 pounds, the week after Thanksgiving, thankyouverymuch) and he was just 14.8 pounds. According to this calculator, that’s between the 5th and 10th percentiles.

It’s not an alarming number (he doesn’t look like this kid!) but at his last checkup he was in the 25th percentile — so he might need to fatten up a bit for winter.

And anyway, he turns 6 months old next week!

So tonight Patrick and I gave him his very first taste of solid food. I use the term “solid” loosely here — the rice cereal (which looks like fish food, or instant mashed potatoes) is mixed in a 1 to 4 ratio with milk, so it’s more like egg nog than food.

He seemed a little perplexed by the whole thing, but he got most of it down before completely losing interest.

Tomorrow, he gets pizza!

2 thoughts on “Joe Tries Rice Cereal”

  1. Lia, thanks for sharing this milestone! I’ll puree some White Castles for him next week!

  2. I don’t know about the white castles….well,… maybe it’s a hereditary thing!! But don’t forget about the sweet potatoes….always a hit, as far as I know…..and sweet potatoes were almost in the center of the old-timey Prevention “Food Target,” very close to oatmeal and a couple of other things I don’t clearly remember….maybe broccoli and spinach??? But don’t get your hopes up over those!

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