Sunday, August 19, 2007

Super Genius

All the books (both of them) say that you should start introducing your child to solid foods when s/he is about 4 months old. Must we? The bottles seemed like a pain at first but now, especially with the premeasured Enfamil packets, we've got it down to a science! Solid foods, what with the spooning and the spitting and the dishes and the whatnot: who's got the freakin' time?

That being said, we scored a sweet "Amish" highchair off of Craigslist a few months ago. I think, as far as furniture goes, people apply the word "Amish" as an adjective as long as its not plastic and doesn't need batteries. I don't know if the design itself is traditionally Amish or not but, considering it flips over one way to be a rocking horse and the other way to be a desk, who knows? As with most things, the seat is still too big for our delicate little baby but, if we are going to start with the solid food thing, we need to jerryrig it somehow. I was cutting fabric in my head to make a padded cushion when I remembered: a friend of Mikes gave him a babysling but we've never used it as, since his friend's kid was born, that model sling had been recalled for a faulty ejector button. Defective sling + Amish highchair and, VOILA!

Yes, I am a Super Genius.

It's rainy and cool out today. I'm excited to dress the boy for fall weather but scared he'll catch the TB if he gets rain on him.


alienspice said...

congratulations, super genius!
for the record, it does seem to have some amish precendent, at least:

Kelly said...

hey mama! you don't have to start him on solid foods right now if you feel like he's doing fine without it and I've read more and more that waiting until six months is better. if he doesn't seem to be dying for solids you can hold off.

Kelly said...

that last comment was from me, HB, by the way.

A & G & Stella Dot (and poodles, too) said...

6 months is what i'm hearing, too! no rush, mama!


Thanks for the advice and votes of confidence! The longer he sat in the highchair the more he slowly listed to the left. I think I'm going to hold off till he's a little more steady.