(Closed) Baby-led weaning

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I thought baby-led weaning was when you let the baby decide when he or she is done with the boob… which is usually not until they are a toddler… I do plan on doing that!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I did that with each of my children and is was very easy. I also didn’t feed them anthing that I wouldn’t eat myself. I think that helped too. They can’t get excited about the food, if you aren’t.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

So what does it mean? are you giving them the same food you’re eating??

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@northernazbride: That’s usually what it means. : ) But like most things, it has varied meanings (in this case, letting your baby choose what foods to eat, rathe than using the usual progression of rice cereal->puree (veggies->fruits->meat)->finger foods->full solids).

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

ah, I see… well I think we’re doing that too then! He hasn’t had any rice cereal in weeks because he hated it. I just got some og barley this afternoon that I’m going to make into some cereal… we’ll see if he likes that. I’d like to try quinoa after that. He seems to love all the fruits and veggies we’ve tried. I’m a firm believer that his body knows what it needs, I wouldn’t want to force anything!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve never heard of it until today. I looked at the link that Mrs. DG provided, and it sounds interesting, though I’m not sure if I’ll go that route. Yuuki loves rice cereal and if I put it on the spoon, she can guide it to her mouth.

I’m interested in seeing if it would work though. I guess the only thing I don’t understand is what food is appropriate for baby-led weaning. I’ve looked up some information about it, but I’m confused when it comes to more solid food like meat, or if that’s a big no-no.

Yuuki should be starting solid food in about a month, and this could be a route I’d consider.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

oh, that is pretty interesting. I’ve never heard of it… it sounds kind of neat though.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

 i wish i could find a link, i found an interesting article online about dr’s recomending that meat not be left till last when you are starting on solids. basically, if you can puree meat, why wait? Its full of iron, which is important for babies. And most children/babies love any type of carbohydrate because it fills them up immediately and they are used to lactose which is a carb found in breast milk and formula. Thats probably why your daughter is so interested in bread and baked goods!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve never heard of this, DG, but now I’m going to research it.  We’ve been giving Addie Rice cereal for months, but she’s never really “gotten” it.  She still makes weird faces and pushes the food out with her tongue.  She does, however, use a cup, and we just bought her first sippy cup!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

MB only has three foods in her repertoire so far.  We did sweet potatoes for a week (which she LOVES), then went to carrots (not so much), then we added the rice cereal.  She’s not a huge fan of it, so we usually do 50/50 with sweet potatoes on the spoon so she’ll eat it.  But she actually slept through the night when she ate her cereal!  Yay!

I love the idea of BLW because I could tell MB was interested in foods earlier, and if I had listened to my instinct, she would have been eating earlier.  She loves to help guide the spoon into her mouth and she loves watching us eat!  We may try letting her eat some  things she’s been eyeing like mashed potatoes and such!  Also carrots and sweet potatoes/yams are so easy to cook to a soft consistency.  And with Thanksgiving coming up she’ll have a whole range of foods to choose from.  This sounds so fun!

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