I'm trying not to stress about solids with Riley. When she's ready, she will eat. I'm obviously still trying to get her to eat a variety of things, but when it comes right down to it, you cannot force a baby to eat. I can give her a variety of foods, and keep offering things she doesn't like in the hopes that she will start to like them, but I cannot, and will not force her to eat anything. Not at this stage. We've started with finger foods, and she absolutely LOVED chewing on a cracker. And we can sneak some purees into her mouth when she's trying to munch on the cracker (we're sneaky like that!). We gave her some yogurt for the very first time the other day...
Not totally sure about this white stuff...
It sure was messy! And all she wanted was to hold the carton. So we thought, sure, why not...
At this point we're trying to make eating fun, which basically means it's super messy. But hey, at least she ate some of it! We also gave her a bite of scrambled eggs and baked beans (mashed up), and she actually LIKED it! Not really the best food for babies I know, but baked beans is a kiwi classic, so she's well and truly a kiwi baby now!
Oh and by the way, this little one is pretty much crawling!! She's really starting to get the hang of it, today she took five "crawling steps" forward! It's funny she gets going, and then gets so excited that she lunges forward and flops onto her belly. But she's pretty much on the move! And she absolutely LOVES the get from "crawling position" to sitting . You can tell she's so pleased with herself once she's sitting up, she gets the biggest smile on her face. It just makes me want to scoop her up and kiss her! Anyway, looks like some serious baby proofing is going to have to happen in the very near future!