Weaning

So, we’re nearly at that time, the time that comes in every babies life, where they start to eat food.

We’ve held out for the last month, fought tooth and nail with my mum and stuck to the fact that I am NOT going to spoon feed. It is strictly Baby Led Weaning for me.

Though recently I have been letting him taste a few things, though he has mainly been holding the food himself, like rusks and cheese 🙂 I cannot wait to start weaing him, it’s going to be so fun 😀

I’m going to start by giving him breakfast. So after his 7am feed he’ll we’ll have breakfast about 8.30 and I’m thinking of giving him porrige fingers as a first breackfast, or banana and melon and then toast fingers.

Then the week after I’ll start him on lunches aswell so after his 11am feed we’ll have lunch about 12 and I’m thinking finger sarnies (providing he didn’t have toast for breakfast) or prehaps some pasta or pancakes or even some oatcakes 🙂

Then the next week we’ll introduce dinner too, which will be about 5pm and that will literally be whatever I’m having 🙂 so chips, chicken, beef, cottage / shepherds pie etc.

It’s going to be so fun! Watching him play with his food and sqidge it and everything 😀

My mum still believes in spoon feeding but I warned her that I wouldn’t let her babysit if she didn’t follow my way of weaning. I understand that she grew up in an era of ‘spoon feeding’ but this is the way I want to do it and means I skip the stresses of spoon feeding and also a lot of research has been done and many mums say that their baby-led weaning has allowed their babies to independently feed months in advance so you see babies of 8-9months only just learning to feed themselves whereas their babies learnt at the age of 6months, to me it just seems a much better way to wean. I mean, the idea of feeding my little man something off a spoon that he has No idea what it is just upsets me. I would hate it if someone did it to me! And I don’t have to worry too much about choking as babies have an amazing gag reflex 🙂

 

 

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