Our weaning journey begins….

I honestly can’t remember how we started introducing food with Mini M but I do remember he was a bit younger than Baby M. Mini M was a very hungry baby so we introduced baby rice & baby porridge

Baby M is fascinated by food, he watches you eat & tries to grab food from you

However when we’ve given him food we’ve had mainly funny faces & spitting it out

We have given him jars as they worked great with Mini M but as Baby M is much more independent I’m wondering whether we need to give him things he can hold himself

I do worry he will choke though!

I’ve seen you can try banana & steamed carrots so I’m wondering whether to give them a go

We did try egg custard at the weekend & he loved that, but who doesn’t!!? Right!?

I think it’s going to be a bit of trial & error, but that’s half the fun

How did you start weaning? What did your little one like?

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One comment

  1. Jem says:

    I did baby led weaning with both of mine. My two had the same food as me, minus salt, sometimes chopped differently to make it easier to hold.

    I did BLW for a few reasons: firstly, because it appealed to my lazy side. There’s no way I was going to stand around mushing bits of food (and I refused to pay for pureés). Secondly, it encourages children to be 100% in control of their food intake, which is absolutely integral to helping to avoid obesity (which runs through my family). Thirdly, because it just made sense from a developmental standpoint.

    This is one of my favourite pictures of sprog #1, around 12 months old, gnawing on a herby roasted chicken drumstick: https://www.jemjabella.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/chicken_drumstick.jpg

    Choking incidents are VERY rare – although they do sometimes gag if somethings works its way towards the back of the mouth, but the gag reflex is the body’s way of dealing with that. There was a study or a piece of research doing the rounds when mine were younger about choking incidence and it basically summarised that it’s actually higher in spoon fed babies because the constant sucking back of mush overrides it, or something like that? I don’t know, it’s been far too long and my brain is mush now 😉

    Anyway, BLW worked for us, and that was the main thing.

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