Kamden has 4 teeth now. I was wondering when I should give him some Puffs or Cheerios? I know some of you already are, but he still has some issues with swallowing. I've been giving him TINY, TINY bites of my banana (super, duper small if I don't have the mesh feeder) and he's gagged on it a few times (and it's been so small it looks like the size of an ant!) I know the Puffs dissolve, but I am still wondering if I should start or not. He has very good fine motor skills. He's been crawling since 6 months and is now walking up to 5 steps. I just remember that I was already giving Amaya finger foods at this age, but she didn't have this gag reflex he seems to have. Should I hold off or am I just being paranoid?:rolleyes:
Oh, just an update....Kamden is getting a helmet. He is off by 1 cm on the right side. He can turn 80% on one side and 90% on the other. We get him fitted for the helmet on the
12th. I guess it takes 4 weeks to come in, so I'm assuming it will be here by early Oct. I'm glad we're doing it. More people are noticing his head and commenting on it.
He's still not STTN (hasn't ever, not once). We've tried letting him CIO and he still throws up (which is worse because we have to clean him and the crib, so that wakes him) and we've tried offering water instead of formula (that ticked him off to NO end) and we have finally given up. It is what it is we say. He's up at 11, 3, 5 and wakes for the day at 7. Some nights are worse than others. :confused:
We had him in the ER for a fever of 103 for 24 hours and he threw up 7 times in 8 of those hours. We took him in and it was either 1. a virus we had to let pass or 2. he was cutting 3 teeth all at the same time and the dr. thought he might be one who responds to teething that way. Well, it was gone within exactly 24 hrs. He was 100% fine after the next day and he didn't have any cold symptoms following. It was odd.
We tried getting him off of Similac Allimentum, but he didn't react well to a milk-based formula, so we're sticking to it for the next 3 months. We figure it isn't that long, why bother hurting his stomach? YKWIM?
He eats great. He takes 3 meals a day. I started proteins weeks ago and he's fine with all so far. Shoot, this boy loves spinach and broccoli! Blech! He's a good eater.
Other than those things....ha ha.....we're doing very well! He's a tank. He weighs 23 lbs.! He's walking most of the time along things, preferring to do that rather than crawling. He takes 4-5 steps alone and then crashes to crawling. He's clapping. He's saying, "Mama" and "wow". He's super funny and really, really laid back. Now, if we could get him to sleep he'd be the PERFECT baby (IMPO, anyway.)
Miss being on here. Will try to pop in more! Hope you're all doing well!