Yay! Time really fly so fast! Today, my second daughter is six months old! This means that she’s now ready for solid food. Some mommies introduce solid food at four months. But I prefer to patiently wait until six months to make sure that my baby’s stomach is fully matured and really ready for other food than milk. Anyway, what is another two months of waiting if it means less problem with loose bowel movement Â in the future.
Just like with my eldest daughter, the first food I introduced this morning with my li’l one is sweet potato (camote). Â Sweet potato is very nutritious. It has most of the nutrients of the rice but has more fiber. Since there was a flea market last weekend ( the locals call it Tabo ), I bought some sweet potato. The variety of sweet potato I bought was white outside but violet inside just Â like an Ube.
I peeled a whole sweet potato, cut it in very small pieces then boiled it. When the sweet potato is very tender, I mashed it in the water I used to boil it. When consistency is almost liquid, I set a small amount on a bowl and the pour the remaining on an ice cube tray with cover then freeze it. It will be used on the succeeding meals so I don’t have to cook every meal and every day. I only have to thaw one cube every meal. This way I can also monitor her progress based on the number of cubes she can consume in a meal.
I joined my husband last Saturday going to the downtown to buy a feeding spoon and Â bowl for my daughter. That was the first time I left my daughter at home so the trip must just be very quick. I looked for the Pigeon Soft Tip Spoon Set, the same spoon set which my eldest used. Unfortunately, the store I visited didn’t have Pigeon products and I could no longer transfer to another store due to time constraint. I have to settle for what was available and I chose the silicon-made spoon to protect my daughter’s tender gums.
Hubby was the one who fed her while I took the photos ^__^.