It only made sense, then, when we thought about starting Linus on solids that we would explore the options. I'd read on many blogs and learned from our Health Visitor that the World Health Organization recommends that babies be exclusively breast fed for the first 6 months. I also kept reading about something called Baby Led Weaning. It really made sense to me to skip the purees altogether and go straight to actual food.
We started Linus slightly after he reached 6 months. He was ready. He could sit up well and was showing interest in food. So we ordered a high chair.
First time in his new high chair.
It hasn't always been smooth sailing. Linus' first food was courgettezucchini. I over-steamed it slightly so it didn't hold up that well to chubby baby hands.
Next was sweet potato. Which I slightly under-steamed, making it too tough for him really chew.
We learned that grapes, bananas, and avocado work much better when put in a mesh feeder bag.
And that this face can mean new flavour, not necessarily bad flavour.
Yoghurt face is super-cute.
Who knew babies could like lettuce?
Cheese omlettes are a big hit! So are avocados, fresh mozzarella, pears and yoghurt.
Funnily enough, though some people might view doing BLW as "weird" or fringe, all 3 of my favorite mom friends are doing BLW too. We didn't plan it, but it made sense to all of us and seems to be working well!
Have you tried any new or "weird" parenting techniques?
Any suggestions of new foods I should try?