Finn took months to be a somewhat ok baby food eater. He's a great eater now, so I can't complain much, but when he was a baby he really was not interested in food and it was maddening. I really enjoyed making his food, but then would plead with him to eat it and try to trick him into taking bites. I remember having to mix applesauce into just about everything to get him to eat.
Mary is the total opposite. Girl can put back some food! I didn't bother with rice cereal this go around and her first food was carrots (with breastmilk). She did great:
She has since had the following and has yet to refuse anything that's been offered.
Sweet Potatoes and Spinach
Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli
A few days ago she woke up from a nap and threw up which was very unsettling. She ate squash and avocado prior to that, both things she had had previously, but I'm wondering of maybe the avocado upset her, as it probably was on its last day, so I'm going to hold off on it for a little bit. Also, she doesn't do too well with bananas as the consistency is a little too slimy for her.
Finn asks every day, "what's Mary gonna eat, Mama?" and when I ask him what she should eat he says, "hmmm, sweet potato and prunes" as if he really gave it some thought.
While she has been great with eating, it has really backed her up and as such she now has prunes mixed in to just about everything I give her. Overall, it's been really fun feeding her and watching her try new things, but mostly it's fun to see how much this little meatball loves food!