This week we went to Annabelle’s four month check-up at the pediatrician. Her weight and height are great, she is as healthy as can be, and she only shed a few tears when she got her shots. The only concern I have with our little Princess right now is her poor sleep habits at night. The doctor said she should be dropping a night feeding by four months, but little Miss A still wakes up every 3 hours. The Doc suggested that we try giving her rice cereal at dinnertime with the hopes that her belly is totally full when she lays down for bedtime.
I knew from other Moms that rice cereal is not a favorite among the babies, but I thought I would give it a shot anyways. I picked up a cute bowl, baby spoons, and some Organic Rice Cereal at the store. Then B and I got the camera ready to capture Annabelle’s first taste.
Based on the photos above, I bet you can tell how much she liked it. After another failed attempt, and a secret spoonful in her bottle before bed, we have decided that there is no point in putting her through this torture. She didn’t sleep any longer after we put the rice cereal in her bottle and there isn’t any nutritional value in the stuff. We shall wait until she is 6 months to try food again. For now – she will stay on her strictly breastmilk diet!
Did you feed your baby rice cereal?