TV: Baby led weaning

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My baby is turning six months next month and I'm adapting BLW soon. Should I start to wean my baby with purees? Would that be safer for my baby?
For my very first baby food, I preferred purees as I was so panic everytime he got gag reflex. So I introduced textures and consistency slowly. Now he's (10 mos) even able to eat meatball. But every b
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Use the time to find out more about blw and see if it's a good fit for you, your baby and family BLW posits that purees are not necessary, as babies are developmentally able to feed themselves with
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It's really up to you. Purees and cereals are the traditional methods for baby's first solids but there is also a huge following of people who prefer finger foods as baby's first foods. I wouldn't say
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I started my baby boy on BLW 2 weeks before he turned 6 months old. He has been rather interested and accurate in putting the foods into his mouth but noticed he hasn't started biting on them. He's ju
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He is still exploring the taste and the texture. Give him time and he will realize that he can bite and swallow them. I find that eating together in the table helps as the kids see the adult eat to. T
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is he able to sit upright without support? that's when blw is supposed to start, around 6mos or later - blw is not a method to start solid foods earlier than recommended. i offered foods to my 6mo on
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The fact that he is mouthing his food instead of just swallowing shows that he is getting more aware of how food should be handled. Give him some time and monitor his progress. You can help him along
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Baby is 1 years old. Started with traditiona weaning since 6 months. Switch tio BLW 2 weeks ago as he close his mouth whenever he wants to feed him. Doing BLW now, However, other than fruits and snack
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You can try this.. i made for lo and he love it (even without salt and sugar) chicken nugget: minced chicken, combined with grated carrot, garlic, onion, egg meat ball: minced beef combined with gar
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baby can eat what you eat, as long as healthy and no/low salt. herbs and spices can be introduced for flavour. some meats pair beautifully with fruits eg pork and apple continue offering a variety
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Have you tried mixing the foods he likes with the foods he doesn't quite prefer. A friend of mine mixes mashed sweet potatoes with pan fried minced meat and her baby loves it! Mixing tastes will help
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Can I mix spoon-feeding and BLW? For example, on some days I'll spoon feed my baby, and in some days, I'll do BLW?
the more opportunities baby is given to self-feed, the more he'll be able to practice this skill. spoon is not evil but the adult intervention this entails means it's not completely in line with blw
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I have a friend who did a mix of baby-led weaning and also spoon feeding. This is because their family eats out rather frequently and she wanted to be able to feed her baby while outside to minimize t
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You can mix it, but reckon it's best to do it at the beginning. You can start with spoon feeding and giving your baby finger foods. You may find that baby will prefer one method of feeding over the ot
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How does baby drink water in blw?
offer water during and after meals. we jumped straight to open cup with both of my blw kids. i also gave them a baby sign for water so they can tell me when they want water, milk or food
Some of my friends offer drinks in a straw cup along with the meal and during snack times. Will take awhile before baby gets the hang of it and some said that it is common for baby to not be intereste
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Most of my friends let their babies use either a sippy cup or a normal plastic cup. The former when they are out and about while the latter is used when they are at home, so messes can be cleaned eas
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When baby starts using hand in blw, will they refuse cutlery when they grow older?
baby will always want to copy you. introduce cutlery around 1yo and eat together with your baby as much as possible and he'll get it
My friend did get baby to use spoon while trying out baby-led weaning. Not sure if it is encouraged, but she wanted to let her baby try mashed/pureed food. Hence, she would use the spoon to scoop a s
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No, I don't think so. As baby grows older, you can introduce cutlery gradually. Moreover, with social conventions in school and other settings like family meals, children usually have no problem picki
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I've tried BLW for my baby since she was 6 months old but until now she plays with her food. She's 1 year old now.. How do I ensure she eats properly instead of playing with her food? As I know that a
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there seems to be periods of feasting and fasting - continue to offer balanced meals and include her in mealtimes. watch her intake on a weekly instead of daily basis. as long as she's well, meeting
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We eat together for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast would be just me and her. Hubs will send my #1 to school so they'll go off together early about 7am. Lunch would be together with me and her
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Do you and the rest of your family eat with baby or does baby have separate eating schedules? I read that it would help if baby is included during meal times. I know it's not ideal because you would h
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When should start BLW?
start blw when baby is able to sit upright without support - typically 6mos onwards. can be later
I would think that it is better to wait then. At six months old, even if a parent is starting with BLW, feeding of solids is still introductory and the main source of nutrients is still the breast (or
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You can start between 6 to 8 months. Like what Yuna mentioned, baby has to be able to sit unassisted, lost his/her tongue thrust reflex and able to grasp and hold small pieces of food. You can sta
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Babies should be at least 6 months if you wish to use the BLW method of introducing solid foods. Your baby should be able to sit up unassisted and should be able to grasp and hold onto foods.
How do I convince my parents that gagging is part of learning in blw?
explain about gagging vs choking and consider going for a first aid course together if your parents will be taking on caregiving responsibility at meals if not, just practice blw with your baby away
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You can let your parents know that gagging is all part of baby's development. After initial attempts, baby will most likely gag because he either puts too much food into his mouth at once or because h
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I want to introduce juice with meals. Any specific way to do this? only 100% juice?
ive always preferred the goodness of whole fruit and vegetables over juice, and plain water over juice. if you'd really like juice, i'd give it very diluted given the sugars and acid in it. In Gill Ra
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You can try steaming your fruits or veggies over an upturned bowl in a pot. Whatever is inside will be the essence.
If you puree the fruits and veggies, technically there will be some juice in your baby's meals. I read that juicing with a normal juicer causes some of the nutrients from the fruits to be destroyed --
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