hooray, spoons seem to be getting used for putting food into her mouth - finally! we had a breakthrough at breakfast with a banana/weetabix/rice milk combo. she was taking a full spoon from me and putting it into her mouth, then swapping the empty one for a refilled one. i was amazed, as it seems she is finally up for eating instead of just tasting.
for lunch i made a puree (eeeek) of butter beans and spinach - very healthy. she did the same as breakfast to start with, but eventually lost interest and threw the spoon down. the picture shows how much food was on the tray...
...then i made the mistake of offering her some water from her doidy cup. with her lightning reflexes, she managed to upend the cup spilling the water all over the tray. she immediately started slapping her hands into the watery mess and managed to splash spinach water all over me, the wall, the table and the floor. well done. bad enough? no, then the doorbell went and i had to go and speak to a neighbour with spinach all over me. the joys of weaning!
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.