Our First Weaning Experience -

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diaryofuem says:

I absolutely LOVED baby led weaning. I read sitting on your hands and counting to 10 was a good way to deal with it. And remembering that gagging is good and normal.

The nappies get very exciting too!

Sticks of roasted butternut squash were great because they just mush up.

Meatballs are a great intro to meat too, and you can let them suck meat off of bones.

Also – nuts are only a worry if there’s an allergy in the family, otherwise they’re fine once little ones can handle them or if they’re in something.

Ps-you’ll soon be looking fondly on the days of breast milk nappies. Solids nappies are not pleasant! Haha

lesbemums says:

Haha! Yes! The poo. I thought there was blood the other day but it was red pepper. Banana was also fun as almost everything was black! The frequency is still an issue though, as I thought introducing food would make things more regular but I still seem to have breast milk frequency (once-twice a week!)

I didn’t know about the nuts, I just thought it was a sensitive food. No allergies here which is good so onwards to homemade satay then!!

Although it’s fun, as I’m enjoying introducing new flavours to him (I definitely don’t want a fussy eater), the risk of choking is still such a worry. I know their gag reflex is the strongest it’ll ever be but its so hard to trust it as I can’t believe something so young and little can be that advanced! I can still choke on spaghetti and I’m 28!

I’m going to look into ribs as the meat should just fall off once cooked to a juicy, tender state, as well as homemade fish fingers/cakes.

This boy will eat better than I do!!!

I can confirm that fear doesn’t go away even when you have your third child! Being fully prepared in the knowledge of what to do if baby chokes does help and it gives you that confidence so you’re not sat there biting your nails as you give them something adultlike to eat 🙂 We did mixture of both spoon fed and baby led weaning, the spoon was good because once they got to grips with the spoon then they took over to feed themselves. He looks like he loves his broccoli already! 😀

lesbemums says:

I can imagine. It’s just such an alien thing to go from milk to a solid piece of toast! My heart races!

I’m definitely going to find some time to go on a course or something – it’ll probably make me a lot more confident, like you said.

That’s what I’m doing at mealtimes. It’s predominantly BLW but I help him hold a spoon for naturally mashed stuff like mashed potato and yoghurt.

It’s really fun, albeit messy, but I love how when we go out he can just have something off our plate (within reason) rather than having to take a bag of snacks. X

Emma Harris (@MeTheManAndKids) says:

I can confirm that fear doesn’t go away even when you have your third child! Being fully prepared in the knowledge of what to do if baby chokes does help and it gives you that confidence so you’re not sat there biting your nails as you give them something adultlike to eat 🙂 We did mixture of both spoon fed and baby led weaning, the spoon was good because once they got to grips with the spoon then they took over to feed themselves. He looks like he loves his broccoli already! 😀

Are you doing baby led weaning, traditional weaning or a combination of the two?

lesbemums says:

I’m doing predominantly BLW with preloaded spoons for things like mashed potato and yoghurt.

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