6months Old

Traditional weaning or baby lead weaning? And why?

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Super Mum

I did traditional weaning... Had seen my child choke on milk before and had to do Heimlich manouvre to rescue her. Didn’t want that to happen when we started feeding. Also, my husband didn’t want to mess up the table so much.. haha, and he certainly didn’t want to waste any food. We also wanted to train my daughter to finish what was in her bowl/plate and not pick and choose or eat only however much she wanted. We watched her carefully and adjusted the given amounts as she grew up. As for feeding herself, I gradually guided her with the spoon, then fork, then baby chopsticks. She can use all of them perfectly now. Because she eats slowly, she gets full faster than she can finish her food. So I let her feed herself, but after a certain point, I would take over, so that she finishes her food and we don’t take a crazy amount of time for each meal (it’s already very long.. haha) Every kid and parent is different. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong approach here. Choose a method that makes life the best for you, because you’ll be spending a lot of time at the dining table with your LO. Heh.

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Super Mum

I did mostly traditional and some baby led. I feed baby porridge for 3 main meals and give her snacks like pieces of soft fruit, bread, pancake etc. in between. Both have their benefits, traditional way can ensure they get all the nutrition from meat, veggie and grain. Baby led way helps develop motor skills. Each baby has different preferences so just follow your baby's guide.

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Super Mum

I mixed.. I will feed her when eating porridge, puree etc... But will let her feed herself when eating puffs or fruits like avocado, banana..

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Best to start weaning at 4 months above. I started with 1-2 teaspoon of brown rice nestum mix in his milk bottle feed.

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Baby led weaning, benefited me & my family As early as 6m he knows how to feed himself

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Traditional weaning for reasons already mentioned - worried about choking...

Traditional weaning worry might choke c Him

3y ago

If you offer the food correctly you can prevent choking

Super Mum

My wife did baby led

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Traditional weaning

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Traditional weaning