From a high angle.
A rainy, Saturday morning.
* Thank you all for your kick ass encouragement regarding my job search. You’re a great community, and I feel upheld.
* We’ve been reticent to try baby-led weaning*** as a form of introducing solids – largely because we’re terrified of Bram choking – but having been at purees for two straight months, I think I can say confidently that our son hates.hates.hates.hates.hates blended food (almost as much as he hates a baby spoon). No matter what we’re feeding him, he looks at us like it is poison. Every time. Every bite. BLWers: Could you tell me how to start? Is there any real research out there? All I can find so far is conceptual information; I’d love details about how small things should be, what foods to try first, what has worked for you and what hasn’t. Also: how do you handle allergies? With purees we’ve been introducing a new food every four days, so we can account for reactions. How do you do that with BLW?
*** For anyone not already familiar with this term, the word “weaning” here is in keeping with its U.K. definition – which is “introducing solids” – and not the U.S. definition of cutting back on breast milk. We are (we hope) a long, long way from that.