I thought solids were going to be easy.
I was wrong…way wrong.
We started Cameron on solids at around 6-months-old. At this point he was still exclusively on breast milk, that I was still exclusively pumping. Anyone who’s ever EP’d before probably knows it’s incredibly difficult. The prep…the cleaning…the timing…the “what do I do with the baby while I pump?!?!” struggle. As I was working my butt off to continue to give Cameron my best material, I felt compelled to stay consistent with healthy food options when it came time to integrate solids.
We started with the usual array of mashed cuisine (quite the delicacy), and once he conquered those I wanted to mix it up and offer him a variety of flavors and textures.
Sounds great right? Just me in the kitchen, with Cameron sitting patiently in his high chair, watching me create single-serving batches of nature’s finest puree-able foods, which I would then spoon to him with a smile. Sigh….
Ok yea, that didn’t happen. I’m a working mom, and at the time, a commuting, pumping mom, so I barely had time to feed myself. But I found a way to make it work. The secret: DIY pouches.