We are so pleased to say that our little girl is happily weaning.
She’s more than happy to eat food from the spoon (especially if she is giving it a go), but is even happier to pick food up and eat it by herself.
Baby led weaning isn’t something that I thought I would consider a few months ago when we started the weaning process. It’s not that I didn’t agree with the principles, but I was concerned that baby would be hungry and I wouldn’t be able to tell how much she had eaten. But after reading up on it a little more and after chatting to some of the lovely mummies on twitter, daddy and I decided to give it a whirl.
I will consider myself proven wrong.
There is nothing that my daughter will NOT have a bash at eating (even with no teeth), and she is enjoying herself so much… and I am keeping 1001 carpet cleaner in business. Win, win!
For anyone that is thinking of weaning their little one or just looking for finger food ideas, here is a list of the things that little miss loves to munch on:
Sticks of cheddar cheese
Part boiled carrots and broccoli
Peeled, chopped (even grated) apple
Organix snacks for babies – especially in carrot flavour
Laughing cow cheese triangles
Philadelphia Sandwiches (cut into small pieces with the crusts cut off – I use a small scone cutter)
Sweet potato wedges
Cucumber (with the skins removed)
Toast – white or brown
I will continue to feed little miss with a mixture of spoon and baby led weaning because that is what works for us best.
I am so proud of my daughter for going from milk to solid food in just three months. I’m so proud of her for giving absolutely everything we put in front of her a go. But most of all, I am so proud of the fact that she drinks all of her water up like there is no tomorrow, especially in this hot weather (strange thing to be proud of, I know).
This week, we have also mastered:
CRAWLING – backwards!
Well done little miss!
How do you feed your baby? What is your little one learning to do this week?
Thanks so much for reading: Well done my clever Little Miss
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