So I have a question for you other moms out their about working out a feeding schedule. I also had a couple of questions from readers about other random topics, so I figured I would wrap them all up into on post of questions and answers. First, the answers of readers questions...so you all that don't have kids that you attempt to feed can just move on to another post...
Question 1: Coco asked what I use to take the videos of Henry.
Answer 1: I use a Canon Powershot SD750 Elph. It is just a digital camera, not a digital camcorder. I really want a digital camcorder (we have a regular one, but eventually I want to upgrade to digital) but we just don't have the money right now. For now this canon works perfect for the short little videos I take of him. Plus, it takes AMAZING pictures! LOVE LOVE LOVE. I HIGHLY recommend it for anybody looking for a small, easy to use, digital camera.
Question 2: Ashley asked what kind of a front carrier I have Henry in in the pictures of us in Chicago.
Answer 2: I was so so stupid before I had Henry. I was all like, "Who needs a front carrier?? They look so COMPLICATED and ANNOYING and and...just no. I will get a sling and be done with it." Well, I did get a sling. And I love it. But this does not mean you don't ALSO need a front carrier. Especially if you are like me and got the Chicco car seat which wont latch on to a buggy at the grocery store. Right. So, this is really rambling...back to Ashley's question. It is a Baby Bjorn. A wonderful and magical Bjorn which Henry ADORES. He would happily ride around in that thing all day. I now freely admit that I was wrong. It's rare but it has been known to happen.
Now, to my question for you all!
Question 3: How in the heck do I come up with a feeding schedule for Henry?? He is already on a good nursing schedule, but now that we are working in food I am having a hard time figuring out when to do it. We now nurse at 7:30, 11:30, 3, 6 and 9. We have to add in three meals of rice cereal by the time he is six months To avoid allergies we don't get any other food until then. Henry is jealous of all the babies that get other things besides rice...). We started with 6pm...dinner time. That was easy enough. We have now also added in 11:30 for lunch. My problem is breakfast. Should I feed him cereal at 7:30 when I nurse him? Since he doesn't go to daycare I usually grab him up and nurse him in his PJ's, then I just lay him back down and he usually goes back to sleep. Should I feed him his cereal when he really gets up between eight thirty and nine thirty? Then what about 11:30? Will he be hungry yet? Am I just not wanting to do cereal at 7:30 because I don't want to get up earlier?? Maybe...but at the same time I feel like if I feed him cereal he will be officially up for the morning. I just don't know. What is the timeline you all use for adding cereal to a baby's schedule?
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