I have started Wildan with solid food since he was 6 months. Started with fruits puree and mashed/blend sweet potato. That is when I got to know there are so many colors of sweet potato. Like seriously...there's purple (or maybe they call it read), orange, white and I have seen green :P
Once he was okay with adapting to eating solid food, I later introduce him to rice porridge because he doesn't seems to be full just by eating fruits puree. I think he was about 7 months 3 weeks at that time. I love cooking for him because I love the way he smiles when I show him his food bowl. He will recognize it immediately and knows it's time to eat.
|Porridge with carrot and spinach in his bowl. Yeah..it's pink because I can't find other colors.|
Some people say I am so rajin to do all this. I have few frens who does the same thing. I prefer to do it on my own at least until he is one year old. Why? Because the 1st year is his crucial years. If i cook myself, I would know what I have fed him with and from there I can monitor what is he allergic to, if any. So far he is okay with everything that I fed him. Alhamdulillah. His babysitter insisted that they cook for him and I don't need to hassle myself. One thing I don't want is, they put salt in the porridge because the porridge is also prepared for the older kids. She said she only put a little bit of salt like a pinch...but when I tasted it, it is too salty even for me. So, I would rather spend my time preparing for his food myself. I mean, what is there in making a porridge? You just put everything in a cooking bowl and cook it then blend it. Wallah! Everything is ready. I usually do this at night and then reheat before sending it to Wildan's nursery. So far, he likes what he eats and he is still on fully breast milk.
|Wildan's daily food supplement to nursery|
Now, Wildan's porridge menu has rotatably included.....
- Green Peas
- Sawi - don't know what it is called in English