Saturday, April 16, 2011

on taking the easy way out.

ok, so riddle me this, blog friends: should i join the BLW movement?
(that's baby led weaning for those of you who are out having fun on a saturday, instead of fighting off sheer exhaustion on the couch, reading articles about introducing solid foods to your 6 month old)

i could lie to you and pretend that BLW appeals to me because it makes mealtimes interesting for the baby who gets to discover a variety of food tastes and textures on their own. i could pretend i'm into it because many say that it's a natural method for breastfed babies who are used to choosing as much as they want to eat.  i could pretend that i am totally into encouraging jack to become an independent eater by helping him develop confidence as he feeds himself.

but really, i'm busy, sort of lazy, and i don't have the energy to fight at mealtimes.  the idea of cutting soft solids into tiny pieces and letting jack take charge of feeding himself is reeeeaaaaalllly appealing.  it also seems like it might really work for us because jack is all up in my business at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and he seems to love trying to feed himself (though currently his attempts have been with toys and socks).

i have decided to try tomorrow with avocado pieces.  thoughts?  horror stories?  lay it on me.

1 comment:

  1. Alright, I was suppose to tell you this like a month ago!!! She hated avocados. But, I think it was due to yuck avocados in January. I would try it. Give the bananas a try too. put them in your food processor until they are liquid. Lauren had no trouble switching over to solids. She loved it and still loves the anticipation of when we place her in her highchair as she awaits her next meal! Good luck! Let me know how it goes!