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First Veggies

After one week of Heinz smooth baby rice, I decided to introduce broccoli puree to Olive.

This is her eagerly anticipating her solids:

Pre broccoli

This is her reaction from her first veggie meal:

Post broccoli

She was a little upset with her broccoli puree on the first day but by the third day, she got used to the taste and actually whined for more.

Broccoli is definitely a superfood for babies but because it is part of the cruciferous clan, it did give Olive gas. Guess I will have to come back to it a little later.

Read: When can my Baby eat Broccoli?

Also in love with the Philips AVENT combined steamer and blender because:

1. It is so easy to use.
2. Just steam, flip, blend, serve.
3. Easy as A, B, C.

Philips Blender

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Fat Chick’s First Foods

28 March 2015: Olive ate solid food for the first time at 5.5 months.

This is what she had for the 2nd meal of the day, supplemented by breast milk:


I was expecting her to have just a couple teaspoons for the first time, but no, she finished the entire bowl. In the process, lunging herself forward to snatch the spoon and bowl, and whining when I was “slow” to feed. And no, I was not slow. I gave her one spoon after another only to stop when I had to restrain her hands.

Prep instructions: Add 4 dessert spoons of your baby’s usual warm milk to 1 dessert spoon of baby rice in a bowl and stir.

Actual prep Day 1: I added 4 table spoons of warm breast milk to 1 table spoon of baby rice.

Actual prep today, Day 5: I added 8 table spoons of warm breast milk (50ml) to 2.5 table spoons of baby rice.

Here is how the fat chick looks like for her first solid meal:

Sophie weaning