Baby Led Weening emphasises that the baby must feed himself. But sometimes its easier just to offer the food to him while we hold it. We must get a high chair so he can sit and feed himself properly. An interesting thing about BLW is that the baby learns how to bite small pieces off and uses his/her tongue to smash the food at the top of the mouth so its soft enough to swallow. The theory is that most babys gag/choke regardless if they are eating mashed up food or finger foods, but it still is pretty scary when he bites off a piece and starts gagging. It happened with banana yesterday and I’m reconsider whether I want to go down this route…….hmmm
He loved the sweet potato.
Steamed burdock root. We were careful he didn’t bite the fork.
Tiny bit of lettuce. Haha, next time we’ll give an actual leaf to make it more interesting for him.
Sometimes the best “toys” are non toy related things. Look at that concentration!
Someone found his way into the laundry pile.
This is what happens when he’s sitting on my lap while I’m eating breakfast. Don’t ask why my food is green. Of course, I choose to take a photo rather than clean up the mess I made on his head haha. He was totally oblivious while watching Baby Einstein.