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17/04/2014 at 12:17
W was given mainly puréed/mashed up stuff, with the odd solid thing so I was planning on the same for B.
it looks like B has other ideas though. She hates anything mushed, clamps her mouth closed whenever a spoon goes near her, but happily chomps on pieces of toast and carrot sticks. I really didn't want to go down the BLW route as I absolutely hate all the mess, I really can't cope with then bring covered in food, but i have given in and accepted that I'm going to have to.
But I feel a bit clueless really. Can anyone recommend and good websites to give me info on the early stages, ideas of things to give them etc.
also, random question- at 6 months can I give her peas or are they a bad size for choking on? Am I better to stick to bigger things until she's a bit bigger?
17/04/2014 at 13:26
At 6 months she'll probably struggle to pick peas up herself. Will need to master the pincer grip for that. The blw website is good as is their fb page. We do mainly finger foods but I do tend to spoon feed breakfast as I don't have time in the morning.
He does like dry shreddies though or weetabix minis soaked in milk. Not too messy. Lunch is normally a sandwich, wrap or French toast. Fruit cut into large chunks/fingers
17/04/2014 at 14:00
Ooh dry shreddies is a good idea. Will have to try that one!
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17/04/2014 at 17:10
Thanks for that porkchop. May need a trip to the shops to stock up now
17/04/2014 at 19:25
I find stuff that is mashable the messiest - avocado, banana etc being the worst. Cucumber, pepper, pear etc much less messy. When I take his long sleeved bib off, I peel the arms off halfway and wipe his hands on the fabric without taking the bib off then lift him out of his high chair. Otherwise, lifting him out gets me messy if he's still wearing the bib and he gets messy if I lift him out after taking it off!
The blw recipe book is also good, quite a bit of inspiration. S loves scotch pancakes and cinnamon French toast for breakfast, mainly veggies for lunch and some of whatever we are having for dinner. Tonight he had roast sweet potato wedges, broccoli and carrot.
Hope it works out ok for you!
17/04/2014 at 20:03
What everyone else has said really. For us it was mostly just fruit/veg sticks and wedges for the first couple of months and then once she mastered her pincer grip we gave her loads of different things. Dry cheerios were, and still are, a big hit. I tend to soak them in a bit of milk now, just for a couple of seconds and then pile them on her tray and she picks up handfuls of them, and then picks the last few up by poking the middle and they stick to her finger lol
17/04/2014 at 21:40
I BLW both my boys and loved it. I preloaded spoons for them and they picked it up well. A good site I found useful was www.babyledweaning.com and I also recommend the book by gill Rapley on BLW
17/04/2014 at 22:10
We've just started with A and I thought I would be itching to wipe his face and hands all the time but actually I'm pretty ok about it. It's kind of a licence to make a massive mess everywhere within a certain time period and so it's fun when he turns his cup upside down or flings a preloaded spoon over his shoulder haha. We're just doing fruit and veg sticks at the moment and after this afternoon I can report that broccoli is incredible in terms of mess, I never knew that in the hands of a baby it kind of explodes everywhere in the most impressive way.
17/04/2014 at 22:14
Oh, just to add that we have started with a mix of sticks and mashed fruit/ veg to see which he prefers - so for example on the first day I mashed some sweet potato with a fork but also gave him a couple of wedges of sweet potato to play with so he has the same taste in different forms. I offered it to him on a spoon but he wasn't having any of it, he will however happily take preloaded spoons and put them straight in his mouth (this is his favourite) and have a bit of a play with the sticks of food. The sticks seem a bit slippery and tricky for him but at least he can practice picking stuff up that way, and learn about tastes of food from his pre-loaded spoons.
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