A couple weeks passed with trying rice cereal once daily (read about it here). Mommy was frustrated. Baby boy just didn’t seem to be getting it. He would turn his head every which way while I diligently followed with the spoon, opening my mouth wide in hopes that he would mimic me. NOPE. He would tire of the process and would want out of his highchair (works much better than the bumbo for us) after about 5 minutes.
OK…try feeding it to him TWICE a day and see if that helps him get used to it. We went on like this for a good couple weeks:
- rice cereal in the morning after 7:30 nursing time
- rice cereal in the eveing after 5:30 nursing time
Slowly but surely…the mouth started to open wider…and less cereal was spurted out! Sure it took some twists and turns of the spoon to get it to stay in there sort of, but hey I call this a success! For now at least…