Solids Yummy

So today is day two of our journey into baby-led weaning. I know, I know wait until she is six months. But she will be on Monday, and I was getting tired of food being stolen off my plate. So I figured I would give it a whrill.

Now I tossed it over and over in my head regarding how I was going to introduce solids to her. Was I going to go the traditional, how I and most people I know started. Or try out the baby-led way. So I was off to the races, researching the pro’s and con’s of both. I don’t just jump into things, I need to know both sides of everything. Maybe it’s the Gemini in me, maybe I’m just anal retentive.. Either way, baby-led was the way I settled on.

And after reading the book by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett, I was sold. It just seemed so simple and knock yourself in the head way it should be. She eats what I eat. You learn to chew first, than swallow. Not swallow then chew like in the tradition way. Now the first few months they say that it is more exploration then eating. You will know if they are eating, by their poop. I guess it gives you something to look forward to when you are changing diapers. Which I found out yesterday…. Someone really likes bananas.

So yesterday, as mentioned above we had bananas. They are slippery buggers. And she found it hard to figure out the holding bit. And the more she handled it, the more slippery it got. So in the end I did help her out a bit. Which they say not to do. But I always modify things to suit my parenting needs and ways.

But once she got the hang of it, there was no stopping her. I think I’m still cleaning banana out of her nose today.

Today we tried out some sliced cucumber and peaches. Once again, peaches are a bit hard to handle. But both were also a hit.

I’m just glad that she is enjoying it. And I don’t feel like I’m forcing her to eat. She eats what she wants, and I let her take as long as she wants. If she gets bored so be it.

I’m not promoting baby-led, I’m just sharing another day in our life. Everyone has the right to choose what is right and what works for them.

How did you introduce solids to your little one? Or how are you going to?

11 thoughts on “Solids Yummy

  1. I started with rice cereal, then worked up to fruits and veggies. He just started on meats a few weeks ago. I blend them and spoon feed. I have never heard of baby led weaning, that’s really interesting. I’m going to read more about it.

      • I tried this today, and it went really well. He had a slightly mashed yolk, peaches, and sweet potatoes. He’s been spitting out the puree lately, but he ate all of his food today. I did help him with picking up some of the food. Thank you for posting about this!

      • Yeah I’m glad it worked for your little man.. I think they like that they are doing it on their own

  2. Sounds interesting, will have to check that out. What’s this about 6 months? Over here, they start pushing solids at 4 months! I’m still not too sure about it all, but he has started with what they call Käyttövalmis and it’s just basically a bit thicker than milk, but it is potatoes and carrots or corn instead. We are looking to start with purees soon, but I don’t know if he’s ready for all that yet.
    Anyway, thanks for the tip Sister 🙂 xox

    • Most state that babies should only have breast milk/formula for the first 6 month. Due to the fact that their digestion is not ready for solids.
      Read up on it you might like it. She really loves it

  3. How gorgeous – so gorgeous mummy 🙂 Those pictures are precious. Forever. To think, we all start so small…

    I didn’t start solids so early but by the look of the happy little one, it’s just fine. I’m sure you’d notice if there was a problem. Good on you mum!

  4. I haven’t heard about the baby-led feeding before. That sounds great. I’ve been introducing solids and puree to Abi since she was 6 months old. I usually hold the solid food for her though because I don’t want her to take big bites (I worry about choking). Have you had any issues with that? When I do let her touch the food herself I brake it into little pieces that are the size of a pee, she usually just plays with the food though when I do that. I guess I should try letting her hold the food more often. I didn’t give her anything but breast milk/formula till 6 months.

    • I think they love being able to do things themselves. Check out the website about choking. Their gag reflex is just really close to the front. A couple times of putting food too far and they learn not to.
      I was scared of that too

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