How i encouraged my baby to eat better from four months

Pureed rice/ archanaskitchen

When my second son was four months old, I noticed he began not to like being breastfed. This was because he had been watching other members of his family eat other types of food.
My son was chubby and adorable to behold and oh! Did he love to be fed almost all the time.

Here's the thing; I love to breastfeed my babies exclusively for six months before starting them on semi- solid food for babies who are six months and above.  But you see, my baby did not want that. He wanted to eat what other members of his family were eating. I tried to help him concentrate on being breast fed, but he wouldn't corporate.

Therefore, when he was four months and a week old, I had to give in and introduce him to other types of food.
Because he was four months old then, I was careful on the food to feed him. He was always going for banana, so I called the paediatrician who told us banana was OK for him at that age.
"here's your meal, dear baby, you've got your wish" I told my boy. So if your baby is willing to take those semi- solid meals, this is for you.

The procedure is very simple:
Peel one or two fingers of banana (depending on size) and mash it with a fork or puree, then mix it with breast milk or formula ( if your baby takes formula).

You see before this new feeding method, my son almost didn't want to be breastfed any more, but when I introduced him to  the banana meal, he re-accepted being breastfed and made this mum a happier mum. ( you must have noticed I so loved to breastfeed my babies lol).

By the fifth month, I included Sweet potatoes and pureed chicken. He loved that so much.
I must confess I liked the fact that my baby started eating better and I didn't have to cajole him to eat. Yey!!

His meal from four to six months:

At four months- mashed or pureed banana mixed with milk (breast milk or formula)
At five months -  mashed banana mixed with pureed chicken. Also mashed potatoes mixed with pureed chicken.
By the sixth month I included pureed rice to his meal.

 This is the simple procedure:

A few table spoons of cooked rice (you can add more spoons if your child eats more) pureed with one or more fingers of banana. Also mashed potatoes with pureed chicken.
Now, looking back, I'm glad he sort of did not want breast milk alone and I am glad I offered him  semi solid food from four months.
What was your experience, how did you encourage your child? Comment and share.
#six months#


Crazy ways to doing your chores the tired way

  • Sometimes, getting work done at home can be tiring. I wake up in the morning and all i want to do is drop my head back on that pillow and sleep or simply rest my tired body.

If i decide to leave those chores undone, then it means ill have to come back to them later and maybe, more chores could add to the ones left undone. Which means more work to do.

Most mums experience this at some point. May be you are pregnant and you notice you are always tired. You can't get yourself to lift legs and move around the way you used to or the way you want.

Perhaps you are a stay at home mum with little children and between taking care of your precious little ones and managing the home, you are too tired to continue with some chores.

How about the working mamas? You wake up early in the morning to start your day ( starting you day includes getting breakfast - sometimes lunch too- ready, bathing the children, helping them to brush their teeth for the little ones, get them to have their breakfast and even tidy the home ) and then get yourself ready for work.
Later in the day, you come back home to continue with your duties.

How about doing those chores the tired way. Sounds crazy right?It doesn't mean you are lazy but you need to get those work done, though you are tired.
I sometimes wish I could have a close friend or family member come around to help while I rest. We all need it sometimes.
So let's try these few  interesting methods:

  • Sit on a chair or a bed, stretch your hand and fold those clothes and keep them beside you as you fold them. Then shift your chair and place them neatly in their appropriate places. This way your feet get some rest from supporting your weight as you do your work.
  • You know you could also alternate standing and sitting on a chair as you sweep especially if you have a long broom. Crazy idea isn't it?
  • Here's another one: spread your bed spread over your bed then lay on it and rollfrom side to side as you straighten your bed. Rest for a few seconds and get up to do final straightening. Queer right?
  • Don't forget to sing and pray. It sure helps to motivate you.
  • It sounds lazy, but you are getting some work done too.  It doesn't mean you are being lazy, but just tired at that moment.
  • Do you have other ideas? Why don't you share in comments box.
  • #fundoingchores#
  • #doingchorestired#