Week 1! What a fun experience. Annabelle really took to solids, so fast. I was really impressed with her. And Alexander just thought everything about it was hilarious. Here is week 1, by the numbers:
Today’s guest post is quick and to-the-point! Thanks to Ana Paula Faulhaber Góes (on Instagram at @aninhafau)
BLW can be very messy! So, before we start a meal it really helps organizing the set.
Today’s guest post is from Kelly Alberts, who blogs over HERE!=&0=& The other day I heard of a friend who had been making purees for her baby and was wearing herself out with all the prep work. She said she was hesitant to try baby led weaning because she uses a lot of garlic in cooking and didn’t want to just share her dinner with baby. I did my best not to respond with sarcasm, but it was kind of a struggle.
I couldn’t understand where she got the idea that she shouldn’t feed her baby real food simply because it contained garlic… Maybe pediatricians are pushing bland, mushy, texture-less, flavor-less foods because of all the allergies they see. Or maybe people just genuinely believe that babies LIKE bland, texture-less foods. Or, I don’t know what. It’s bizarre to me.
This post is for the moms who have an older baby or toddler (18-36 months) who used to eat any and everything and have just stopped doing that. It’s accepted that babies who are weaned the baby led way tend to be less picky later in life. The biggest reason for that is that when you start with purées, your baby gets used to soft mushy foods and may not be interested in table foods because of texture. Another reason is that when you do BLW, you introduce a lot of foods and flavors and spices and textures. With TW (traditional weaning) you tend to stick to plain fruits and vegetables and meats. Less flavor, fewer spices.
Today’s guest post is from Megan Garcia (megangarcia.com)!
Should I Start Solids Early?
When Bethany and I “met” over email and talked about a guest post, she said she wanted to hear more about the virgin gut. It’s something that she tells folks to research when they ask whether or not it’s okay to start solids early.