Baby Led Weaning – the first two weeks

31 01 2010

Well, we cheated a little and started a couple of weeks early (Piran was 26 weeks yesterday) but this is how we have been doing so far! I have found it quite frustrating at times, and wonderful, and scary and completely overwhelming! A big mix up then. Yesterday was a big moment as I finally saw ‘evidence’ in his nappy that he had actually swallowed some food! Some things have been more successful than others, and something he is fascinated with one day is completely ignored another but we are having fun. Every day he shows some sign of progress, and now manages to ‘bite’ pieces off, although most fall back out of his mouth and we have survived a few gagging incidents.

So far he has tried: Mango, nectarine, pear, tomato, cucumber, carrot, butternut squash, sweet potato, roast potato, chicken, broccoli, meatball, toast, cream cheese, puree (on toast or with veg dipped in) courgette, cheese.

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16 responses

31 01 2010
Josie

Well stop right there lady. There I am fresh from your previous post and then THIS pops up in my reader.Have you any idea how fantastically you are doing???! How fantastically Piran is doing??????!!!!!I am stunned!! This is absolutely amazing progress for your first couple of weeks! He has tried a fabulous range of foods, he is holding it and tasting it! And he is eating little bits??My lord Kelly this is every BLWing mummy's dream!!You and Piran should be VERY VERY proud of yourselves.Here any time you want to chat ok? I mean it xxxx

31 01 2010
NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry

He obviously has a great appetite and loves food, you are doing all the right things. This stage is about enjoyment and exploration and naturally finding tastes he likes. You are doing a great job(speaks mother of 3 chaps) xx

31 01 2010
Sew Scrumptious

Hes doing brilliantly! Well done. Very cute pictures too. x

31 01 2010
Claire

I know nothing about such things BUT Im liking the sound of Josie's comments AND I am loving those pictures sooooooooo WELL DONE KELLY AND PIRAN. I shall send Lola to yours when her time is here xxx

31 01 2010
Crystal Jigsaw

Absolutely gorgeous pictures of a beautiful little boy who obviously enjoys his food!CJ xx

31 01 2010
miss leslieanne

Brilliant pictures :)So pleased to hear it's going well – and it only gets better, easier, and more fun, I promise!Dylan eats anything & everything now, hardly ever gags & it's SO much easier (and less messy) when you're out & about :)Yay! xxx

31 01 2010
cafebebe

Extremely Well done you! I so wish I would have done BLW with Little Miss…she's a good eater but no where near as adventurous as your little man. Awesome…keep doing what you're doing! ;)Karin

31 01 2010
Coding Mamma (Tasha)

Go Piran! What a star. Sounds like it's going brilliantly. Can't wait till we get to that stage again – it's such fun!

31 01 2010
solveig

Hello,Just wanted to say that it all sounds great and those photos are lovely. I BLWed both my children and it was a different experience with both, but really worth it. Good luck with it all!

31 01 2010
Emily O

Very cute pictures, he's doing really well! Good for you, I didn't do BLW with my first two (although second one was left to get on by himself a lot more than the first). Will probably give it a go with number three. Exciting times!

31 01 2010
Muddling Along Mummy

BLW rocks ! He's doing so well – Toddlergirl ate only a fraction of that in her first weeks

31 01 2010
PhotoPuddle

Really cute photos! Looks like he's doing so well! Well done to you and him!

1 02 2010
sunnymama

This post brings back fun memories! So glad I did BLW with sunnyboy. 🙂

1 02 2010
TheMadHouse

Wow, he looks so happy and yummy. I could eat him.

1 02 2010
Mum with carrot in her hair

Wow! In 2 weeks that is absolutely fantastic and it will get better and better. You will have down days where you'll worry he's not eating very much but his milk is important. You are doing everything perfectly and should be very proud of yourself!

2 02 2010
theadventuresoflactatinggirl

He's so cute!He'll eventually start eating more. It's a very gradual thing. Try not to worry about how much he's getting. It helps to remember that any solids are just extra to the milk he's eating until at least 1 year.

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