AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Feeding baby Bird DATE: 7/10/2008 10:41:00 PM ----- BODY:

Still loving the eating thing.

What I can't seem to find out is do I keep feeding him rice cereal after I start introducing vegetables? Do you keep adding to the diet or switch things off?

Just think of this as a reverse advice column. Instead of writing in for me to give you advice, I simply post my ignorance for all to see and solicit information from the masses.

Oh, and I finally remembered to put a bib on the little dude. Here he is sporting one from his Aunt Lorraine. He loves to eat his bibs almost as much as his cereal.


----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous MB DATE:Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 11:35:00 PM EDT We never did rice ceral but did baby oatmeal. I think it's the same general idea though - both are fortified with lots of iron which you don't find, at least in large quantities, in veggies.

Feed him both!

Even though Mari is 18 mo I still mix baby oatmeal in with yogurt for her sometime for that vitamin boost. Come to think of it, I used to mix it with pureed veggies, yogurt, whatever I could think of... ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jenn DATE:Friday, July 11, 2008 at 12:37:00 AM EDT I'd keep giving it too him. Tastes a bit like library paste, so if he likes it now, wait until you start mixing the yummies with it.

He's adorable! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous mamma knows DATE:Friday, July 11, 2008 at 1:47:00 AM EDT He is adorable! I have always just added foods, with never quitting cereal, it's so good for them, not to mention filling, he would probably miss it. After cereal I started veggies :) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jenn DATE:Friday, July 11, 2008 at 2:52:00 AM EDT With my 4 boys, I would mix the veggies or fruit with the cereal until they got the whole eating process down better. Then I just mixed it with the fruit for breakfasts, because those mixed meals (the Chicken Noodle Dinner and things like that) had stuff in them that thickened them up and didn't need anything added to them. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck DATE:Friday, July 11, 2008 at 8:58:00 AM EDT I always added foods and kept the old ones in the mix, too. That way they can get more variety in any given day. And I eventually gave the cereal in the AM, like breakfast, then veggies, etc for lunch and dinner.

He is too cute, and looks like a great eater in those pics! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Two Lines On a Stick DATE:Friday, July 11, 2008 at 11:09:00 AM EDT We switched to the baby oatmeal once she was doing well with different foods. It has more nutrients if I remmeber right. We kept doing the oatmeal for breakfast mixed with a fruit, and not really during the rest of the day. But that was just us, and I made it up as I went. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Steph DATE:Friday, July 11, 2008 at 1:50:00 PM EDT We did the rice cereal from 5 1/2months to 8 months or so (I waited on the oatmeal because of the wheat) and then switched to the oatmeal. John can still get him to eat the baby oatmeal. He wont eat it for me, he insists on my cheerios instead. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Beth DATE:Friday, July 11, 2008 at 4:52:00 PM EDT I still think he's the cutest little bird I've ever seen. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous katy DATE:Friday, July 11, 2008 at 10:45:00 PM EDT He is so beautiful and you will look back on those pictures one day and remember how wonderful those days were.
Yes I am making changes to my blog, kind of a mid life blog baby boy is almost 20.
I was looking at your realty post. It is so funny to me how much difference a few hundred miles can make. Where I live you can buy a 4 bedroom/3bath 10 year old home on 17 acres for 130,000. I have friends around New York that can not believe how cheap. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Stella DATE:Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 9:23:00 AM EDT I was going to weigh in here but everyone did such a great job giving you perfect advice!!

LOVE the pictures! Too cute! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous TheMusingMommy DATE:Monday, July 14, 2008 at 5:44:00 PM EDT I had the EXACT same question a year ago...and I could never find an answer! But, I did continue giving the rice cereal while adding the fruits and veggies, and eventually switched to baby oatmeal, which my daughter ate for a long time. Now she eats regular oatmeal.

The other question I had and never found an answer to was how much nursing would my daughter need once she started eating a lot of solids. I think I finally figured that out with trial-and-error.

Good luck...and what a cutie! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bubblewench DATE:Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 7:53:00 AM EDT how does he keep getting cuter? ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Becki DATE:Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 9:39:00 PM EDT Maggie didn't like any of the cereals, so we never really gave them to her. She's had jarred baby foods, and now she eats some stuff off our plates too. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Clifford DATE:Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 9:55:00 AM EDT DOOD. He and I have the same hairline!

BBQ ribs and sweet tea for baby is my vote. ----- --------