we are again struggling with food, with charlotte throwing things around a lot and me desperately trying not to show my frustration. i have been very proud of my restraint, but am finding it so difficult to sit and watch as she bats the spoon away or dumps the whole meal on the floor. i know i have to be patient and let her go at her own pace but it is such a painfully slow one that i'm getting really frustrated by it.
ok, rant over, she has been picking the toppings off her pizza which shows excellent finger/thumb co-ordination which i am very proud of. she has also had the tiniest taste of coconut and mango/banana puree which she has had no adverse reaction to so far and hopefully this will continue. my theory is that i can make creamier meals and puds for her by using coconut cream instead of the milk alternatives that are practically water. also, i love coconut cake and thai curry so i have to get her used to it so she can join in family meals!
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.