Naners

This Sh*t is BANANAS! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

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Vivian had her first taste of solid food on her 6 month birthday! We decided to try baby-led weaning (at least at first).

The source of all of my knowledge comes from wikipedia, so I’ll give you their explanation of baby led weaning:

Baby-led weaning (often also referred to as BLW) is a method of adding complementary foods to a baby’s diet of breastmilk. Baby-led weaning allows babies to control their solid food consumption by “self-feeding” from the very beginning of their experiences with food. The term weaning should not be taken to imply giving up breastmilk, but simply the introduction of foods other than breastmilk. Infants are offered a range of foods to provide a balanced diet from around 6 months. They often begin by picking up and licking the food, before progressing to eating. Babies typically begin self-feeding around 6 months, although some will reach for food as early as 5 months and some will wait until 7 or 8. The intention of this process is that it is tailored to suit each particular baby and their personal development….Initial self-feeding attempts often result in very little food ingested as the baby explores textures and tastes, but the baby will soon start to swallow and digest what is offered.

(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby-led_weaning)

 

I hadn’t even heard the term before last month, but the Man and I had thought about just giving her a hunk of food and seeing what she did with it. Look at us being all progressive without even knowing it!

She ended up getting a few little morsels of banana (and was very confused about that!), but mainly licked and blew raspberries at the banana. We’ll try it a little more, and then consider moving on to sweet potatoes, squash, or avocado!

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  1. we did BLW with both our kids and it’s so easy! i would just feed the boys off of my plate at dinner, some smushed, steamed carrots or broccoli or whatever. works great at restaurants too! good luck!

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