Friday, October 8, 2010

Blogtober the 8th .::.Mommy Questions.::.

So I have a few questions for all the mommies out there. . .

1) When did you start you baby on fruits & veggies? Our pedi told us sometime between the 5th and 6th month.

2) When you started how did you incorporate that into their formula/bfeeding schedule? Like should we use a full feeding for solid or just do like 1/2 solid, 1/2 formula? We feed a little bit of cereal now and we feed about 1-2 tbsp of cereal and then do our normal bottle right after.

3) Anybody make their own baby food? Pros? Cons? Brands you used if you didn't make your own? If you did make you own and have twins I'd love to chat!

4) Now that it's getting cooler here I'm starting to have a 'dressing the baby' dilemma. Someone once told me 'dress them like your dressed. If your comfortable, their comfortable.' someone else once told me 'to add a layer to whatever we were dressed like.' Any hints, suggestions, tips? Keep in mind I live almost on the coast in eastern nc. So right now temps are like low-mid 70s during the day and high 40s-50s at night.

5) Along the same lines, how the heck do you keep socks on a baby?

6) Have any of you used sleep sacks? Now that the babies are moving around I have a hard time keeping a blanket on then at night.

I think that's all I had or at least all I can remember :-)! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. The weather is beautiful here.


3 comments:

Amy said...

1) When did you start you baby on fruits & veggies? Our pedi said the same thing. We are going to start slow...especially since dealing with the reflux. We skipped the rice cereal, but have given a few tastes of veggies. We are going to start with sweet potatoes followed by a fruit. It was suggested to us to start with a non sweet food.

2) When you started how did you incorporate that into their formula/bfeeding schedule?

I asked a couple people in my playgroup. Since they are still getting all their nutrition from formula, we are going to stick to our regular bottle schedule and put the solids in between.

3) Anybody make their own baby food? Pros? Cons? Brands you used if you didn't make your own? If you did make you own and have twins I'd love to chat!
I have started to make my own food. I have some in the freezer already. So far, it has been super easy and everything tastes soooo good.

4) Now that it's getting cooler here I'm starting to have a 'dressing the baby' dilemma. Someone once told me 'dress them like your dressed. If your comfortable, their comfortable.' someone else once told me 'to add a layer to whatever we were dressed like.' Any hints, suggestions, tips? Keep in mind I live almost on the coast in eastern nc. So right now temps are like low-mid 70s during the day and high 40s-50s at night.
I am still trying to figure this one out.

5) Along the same lines, how the heck do you keep socks on a baby?
BabyLegs socks are great. The crew socks stay on O
pretty well. C manages to get out of everything.

6) Have any of you used sleep sacks? Now that the babies are moving around I have a hard time keeping a blanket on then at night.
O needs a sleep sack and we are just starting to use them. We have the muslin type. I really don't think we need the fleece type.

Julia said...

Hey there!

1. We didn't start any solid foods until 6 months. Their first tastes were avacado and banana, followed shortly by sweet potatoes.

2. We were told that breastfeeding/formula is to be the primary source of nutrition for the first 12 months. We always breastfeed right before feeding solids. The girls are 8 months, and we do two meals a day (morning and evening).

3. I make all the girls' babyfood. I enjoy knowing everything that goes into their bodies, and where it all came from. I'd love to talk with you about it. Ask me anything.

4. I dress the girls like I'm dressed, and that seems to work just fine.

5. A friend of mine swears by Puma brand socks. You can get them at Babies R Us. They are the only socks her son doesn't pull off. I also second the BabyLegs!

6. We have the Halo sleep sacks. My FAVORITE sleep sacks are called Cloud b sleep sacks. Google them--they are wonderful--plush and cozy, but they adjust, so that your baby doesn't get overheated! I only have one (someone lent it to me). I've asked for more for Christmas--they are awesome!

ap said...

All good questions...it is so nice to hear what other people are doing...and knowing I am not the only one out there with the same ???s!

1. We started rice cereal at 4 months...and added yellow/orange veggies 2 weeks later, then light colored fruits (bananas, apples, pears) a week later, and then some green veggies a week later. So gradually...between 4/5 months.

2. I started with 1 feeding a day and now we are at two. I start with a 5 ox bottle...nap...2nd feeding 4oz bottle with food. Seems to work very well so far.

3. I had hoped to make my own food...mainly b/c it seemed like that is what everyone else in all of the mommy circles were doing. But, I read somewhere that is next to impossible to duplicate the sanitary conditions of a factory in your own kitchen (of course as the Similac I fed my kiddos had beetle parts in it). I have been buying the organic baby food...at least it makes me feel a little better.

4. I have the same dilemma with dressing...I'm sure NC weather is like GA weather...cold and hot in the same day. I have been trying to keep 1 extra light layer on them. On cold nights I have been putting them in a onesie, socks, and then PJs b/c the room gets so cool...and I am paranoid about using blankets. I have also been putting them in hats when it is a little cool...I think it really helps.

5. My favorite socks right now (boy and girl) are little baby athletic crew socks. They stay on the best. The cutesie socks just aren't staying put.

6. Haven't used sleep sacks...but I am interested to see what people have to say. Seems like a good alternative to a blanket.

That's my 2 cents...for the 1 cent is is worth. Hope it helps. I'll be reading for tips too! Good questions!