Ok, just a little background on where I’m coming from. First baby– by the books. Oatmeal at 6 months, and go religiously by that little piece of paper your Ped gave you. Second baby– Still kind of the books, not so rigid, I probably introduced solids a little bit sooner than the first. With Travis, my third, I was a little bit more versed– it wasn’t my first rodeo. I’ve heard more experiences which led me to google, facebook groups & Instagram to do some research. I came across Baby Led Weaning– a lot. The first kids turned out to be such picky eaters, I wanted to try something else.
Once diving into it, Baby Led Weaning seemed to be the best option for us as the other kids were already eating solids. I really loved the idea of not having to puree everything. Okay, ok– not puree everything but having to buy an obscene amount of pouches because who are we kidding, we hardly ever ate meals at home between all the drop offs & pick ups!
Being able to create as close to one meal for everyone is a near damned miracle so being able to make tiny accommodations for T, the girls were probably getting more veggies than they would get otherwise. I’m pretty sure I started with soft sweet potato, avocado, banana soft apples then zucchini, carrots & green beans. The one thing that I’d say that was, in fact, harder was the cleanup. I’m such a neat freak that wipes definitely were used by the double during this introduction to food period.
I also did buy pouches when they were on sale at Target because we were always on the go and sometimes it just wasn’t feasible to bring sweet potato spears and juicy ripe strawberries.
So when it comes to how to do this, it truly is up to you. I’m most definitely not here to tell you how it’s done but merely how I did it and what worked and what sucked. It really was not a ton more work to prep for T’s food intake. They’re so little, they don’t need a ton but I did have to learn to take into account how much falls on the floor (lucky for Lad) but it’s a learning curve for sure. I loved being able to share right from my plate and not have to have an entire extra set up for T– because let’s face it if you’ve been reading TMU for a minute, meal time is my least favorite for a variety of reasons.
So if you’re into BLW, let me know how it went for you? Let us other Mama’s know the good, the bad the ugly. What I really want to know is how old is your child now and how picky of an eater they are. Please don’t forget to mention if you BLW.
** Cutie pie in the featured image is Logan. His parents and I went to High School together and now our Sons go to daycare together. Gotta start them young on those brekky burritos– A South Bay staple. YUM.