At E’s four month check up, the pediatrician said we could start solids. I said no thank you. She’s growing just fine and meeting her milestones, and I didn’t want to deal with feeding her solids! I have also been exploring the idea of baby led weaning. In my mind, this is a misnomer in a way as they don’t eat purees, they just go straight for table food when they are ready for it.
So, that could probably put me in the lazy category, but it’s just one more thing to do, and I don’t know how I would get it done. Plus, it isn’t recommended to start until more like 6 months! (And, yes, of course we started earlier with her sisters.) And, we had trips planned.
Well, you know how you hear people say “start solids when they show interest?” I guess she decided otherwise. The other night she was fussing, so I scooped her up and sat her on my lap at the table. Next thing I know, she had stollen a green bean from my plate.
And, went to town (we cheated..see those green beans on the table, those were actually the first ones she went for. she went back for more!).
She didn’t really eat any of it, but she sure sucked on them and got a few of the beans out. She just sort of played with them and moved them around in her mouth.
In my mind, this is how the baby led weaning works. She told me she wants to try some by snatching it off my plate and putting it in her mouth. Hold me, she’s growing up.
(If you have tips or tricks for baby led weaning, I’d love to hear them. I don’t have a book, so I’m just sort of flying by the seat of my pants!)
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