Baby’s First Foods

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I spent a good portion of my pregnancy researching foods that I hoped my baby would one day love to eat. I had so many strategies for not only feeding him nutritiously but also how I would avoid having a picky eater.

When I read about baby led weaning I thought that all of my dreams had come true. I swore that the idea of handing over a portion of my plate to feed my baby would change my life. Sadly, I had the wrong idea. When Bronson turned 6 months old and we thought that he was ready for solids, I sat him down and handed him an avocado slice. It didn’t exactly go as planned. For starters, the avocado was too slippery for him to grasp. Then after a few attempts at picking it up and moving it into his mouth, he decided he would rather finger paint with it. Although adorable in my book, it didn’t mean that he was eating. Don’t get me wrong, I know that playing is part of learning in his world but I just had a different vision of how this was going to work…. Like almost everything in motherhood.

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My second attempt at letting him feed himself wasn’t as bad. I gave him a banana and I had learned to leave a portion of the peel intact so that he could easily grasp it. It worked out much better seeing as how he was able to take a few bites before throwing it to the dogs. The downfall I quickly found out about BLW was that, in my excitement, I bought way too many fruits and veggies. This resulted in all of the produce ripening at one time. What was a mama supposed to do? We had too much for the whole family to eat before it spoiled. In came purres. I decided I would do a combination of BLW and purees because, why not? It’s not like the baby food/BLW police are going to come knocking on my door.

I quickly found out that, in my excitement, I bought way too many fruits and veggies. This resulted in all of the produce ripening at one time. What was a mama supposed to do? We had too much for the whole family to eat before it spoiled. In came purres. I decided I would do a combination of BLW and purees because, why not? It’s not like the baby food/BLW police are going to come knocking on my door.

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As of now we are still playing with food and learning what works best for us. I’m not terribly concerned about his eating habits at the moment since he is still getting most of his calories and nutrition from breast milk. As we continue to play and learn what is working and what is not I will be happy to write more in the future. For now here is a list of my favorite resources on both BLW and purees.

BLW

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Purees

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