on new years eve charlotte decided that she didn't like drinking her milk from bottles, only from the original source (ie. me). from that day she has refused to take a bottle and so tom and i have stopped trying to give her one.... until today. we saw some friends over the bank holiday and their boys use tommee tippee closer to nature bottles. i bought one today and a fast flow teat for it in the hope that charlotte may be coaxed into using it.
i got the steriliser out of the cupboard and it was broken. no idea what's wrong with it, but it's not the fuse. grrrrrrrr. so i put the bottle through the dishwasher and used it with some watered down apple juice at lunch time. she loved it. she drank an ounce of juice and wanted more, but i had to take it away so she would have a good milk feed before her nap. we were very excited about it, as it means that chance of a night out may be back on the cards - yippee! now i have to get a new steriliser so i can start expressing (not looking forward to that) again.
lunch was a couple of home made chunky chips and some mashed cauliflower and spinach. she loved the chips but wasn't so bothered with the veg (surprise, surprise). she did have half a plum afterwards, so i let her off her veg.
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.