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.

Friday, 13 April 2007

casserole - the end of blw?

i used the lo-salt stock cubes to make a chicken and carrot casserole this afternoon. i am determined to get more food into the monkey as she has been very hungry when nursing for the past few days. for this reason i pulsed (not smooth, more like a lumpy puree) the casserole and gave it to her on a spoon.
not by any stretch of the imagination was this baby led weaning, and i am going to have to admit defeat on the strict guidelines as she did eat it and that was the most important thing for me today. i am not about to stop offering her finger foods, but i am also not going to rule out spoons either. she does sometimes take the spoon and feed herself, so i will encourage that too.

there, i said it.


Billy's Mummy said...

I hate the fact everyone says that if you give something by spoon you are breaking the rules of BLW in fact it irritates me! I would love to give him the odd thing by spoon but he's so fussy he normally refuses it, thats why we ended up doing blw. Billy ate porridge yest from a spoon, there are somethings that you just cant blw! And the end of the day who cares so long as your lo is ok
Em x

hilly said...

thanks for that! tom and i discussed it last night, and we both agree that if it works for us as a family, then why stick to hard and fast rules? we did the same with daytime routines, we read the gina ford book and then did what worked for us. charlotte is our baby after all!

Billy's Mummy said...

I agree!