Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Typical menu at 1 month into solids

Isobel has had solid food now for a whole month. How time flies! Lucky for us, no issues have cropped up so far such as allergies or intolerance to any foods.

At 1 month into eating solid food, she has solids now twice a day - lunch, after her 11am bottle and dinner after her 5:30 or 6pm bottle. Lunch now consists of 3 cubes, 2 veg and 1 fruit. 1 cube is a "new food" which is kept separate for her to learn the taste of this food on its own, and the other 2 cubes are mixed together.

I know I should keep all of the foods separate at this stage but, as she doesn't like some things on their own such as zucchini or cauliflower, I mix these with fruit so she will eat them. I do what I have to do to get it in :) Today's lunch was kumara on its own, and a mix of cauli and pear.

A typical dinner for Isobel is about 1.5T of rice cereal mixed with about 3T of formula left over from her bottle, mixed with 1 cube of fruit and 1 cube of veg. Last night she had cereal mixed with carrot & banana. This combo always go over really well, as does pumpkin & pear or kumara & apple.

All babies are different and will eat varying amounts, and some will drive their parents crazy with fussy feeding. This is just what my baby Isobel has been up to in her solid food journey so far. Your baby will certainly not be shy let you know if they want to have more or less.


  1. I'd just like to say a big THANKS for the updates :D My daughter is 5 months old and I'm just gearing up to start her on solids in the next week. Got my Mumi&bubi starter kit in the mail the other day and just got it all cleaned and ready to go. I'm heading off to the kitchen now!

  2. Thank you so much for dropping in here to say hello - and have fun starting solids! If you have any tips or recipes that you would like to share once you get going, please feel free to share with us.

  3. What a beautiful photo! I can see Isobel is just glowing with good health - good on you Super-Mum, feeding her all your wonderful homemade food!