baby led weaning is when you forego the purees and go straight in at the deep end with appropriate finger foods. the gill rapley guidelines for baby led weaning are accessible through our links list. this is our nearly baby led weaning diary. the best place to start is at the bottom and work your way up. enjoy! hilly and charlotte.
Thursday, 22 March 2007
we just had our first serious gagging incident. i was a bit worried, but i held it together and just encouraged her with smiles and praise. she got a big chunk of bread into her mouth and couldn't swallow it. she made some funny faces and gagged a few times before bringing up some of the water she had been drinking and the bread came with it. phew. i'm glad that's happened now as i have a bit more confidence in her ability to prevent herself from choking. i am glad i give her water with her food, as i'm not sure what would have happened otherwise. she has a little beaker which sits just out of her reach (she can't be trusted with it just yet). when she wants some she reaches for it and i hold it for her. it works pretty well as less gets spilled with me holding it, but at the same time she chooses when to have some.