last night we had a great success with food - a home made mango and banana lolly made in the annabel karmel lolly moulds. she ate nearly all of it, which really surprised me! she kept stopping and giggling, and by the end of it her top lip was really cold - i guess her mouth was too, and the strange sensation was provoking the giggles. so i think that the way forward for feeding must be to freeze everything into lolly shapes - gravy and potato lollies don't really sound tasty though.
on the bottle and milk front, not so good. tom tried her on the tommee tippee bottle with 4oz of hard pumped milk - she refused it and pushed the bottle away with her hands. i'm not going to try that again, as expressing 4oz of milk and throwing it away is a bit soul destroying.
this morning's breakfast of defrosted mango and banana was not eaten. for some reason i thought that as the lolly had been so successful, the warmed puree would be just as good. no chance. good old breadstick and dried apricot were substituted to great effect.
also, my mum has been teaching her to put her arms up in the air. as i write this, she is sitting in her highchair with all her toys on the floor around her waving her arms in the air. it started off with just one arm, and she had the look of a school child who wants to ask a question, now it's both and all of the time! i just took a picture:
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.