up until today, food had a chance of at least being tasted before it went on the floor. today, the entire tray was cleared in stages - first cucumber, then soya cheese went straight over the edge. then, bread sticks and sweet potato wedges after a brief taste.
i was not to be outsmarted, however, and then gave her the softest dried apricot in the bag. ha, ha, my plan worked perfectly, it was so soft that when she opened her mitt over the edge of the tray it stuck and wouldn't fall off! she then realised she did want it after all and has now deposited a sorry looking apricot skin over the edge.
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.