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    you are like a life saver! I love these shows. my baby is now 4 mos and my ped to start with a spoon and i was excited but nervous. Thanks for all your advice Melissa!

    Melissa Lawrence

    Thank you so much! Hearing that makes it all worthwhile! xo Melissa

    Melissa Lawrence

    Thanks so much, Mercedes! Appreciate that so so much! xo Melissa


    Quick question about solids, my son is 5 months & we are getting ready to start him on solids and I was wondering what the real pros & cons were to starting him with cereal or going straight to veggies & fruit? My doctor told me to avoid the rice cereal since there were some scares about tainted rice, so we would start with oatmeal. If we do start with cereal, how long do we need to stay with it before starting veggies & fruit. Thanks so much for all of your helpful videos!!

    Melissa Lawrence

    HI Dana! I think traditionally, everyone started with cereals and now things have really opened up with alot of folks saying don’t overdo the starch to begin with (because kids tend to depend too much on starch) try to get that diversity of fruits and veggies in there to begin with. One thing you can do is make your fruit or veggie the “base” and then sprinkle in a bit of cereal and pumped milk or formula and that can make for a nice, full meal – that way you get the nutrients from the cereal and the baby is getting different foods. But I do think that many doctors are saying now that you can start with single food fruits and veggies and don’t need to start with cereal as it was in the old days!!! Good luck!! xxo M

    Ana Triana

    Can you add salt to the food?
    Great website cloud mom.
    thank you

    Melissa Lawrence

    So glad you like it! I would say not to worry about the salt! Probably better that they don’t have too much!


    My baby is 4 months old and starting he with fruity porridge she is pushing the porridge out with her tounge is she ready ?