Asher had his first taste of ‘real’ food at the weekend. Yes, I know that the recommended age to start weaning is 6 months. Asher is 5 and a half months old. I think he’s ready. I was going to wait until 6 months, but Asher is watching our every move when we eat. He’s ready.

Before I continue, it’s my understanding that the definition of “weaning” is different in the UK than in the US. In the UK, weaning includes introducing solids, not just gradually working baby off mum’s milk (in our case, formula). However, after looking it up in the dictionary, there isn’t much of a difference. Oh, well.

Saturday we gave Asher a few bites of baby rice. He wasn’t certain what to think of it. We gave him baby rice for a couple more days to get him used to the idea of having “solid” food in his mouth.

Then I introduced carrots. Oh, he liked those better! He actually took the spoon and put it in his mouth (with help from Mummy of course). Maybe I should have given him a little more carrot because he gobbled that stuff up!

Life is about to get really colourful…