I still get crazy looks sometimes when people see my little baby boy eating strips of chicken breasts at a local Mexican restaurant. We order fajitas, since we know it’s something he can easily eat.
With my first baby, I thought it was so fun to make my own baby food through purees, which is a huge way to save money and avoid preservatives and other unwanted “extras” in my baby food. And it was fun. I love to cook, so cooking for my baby seemed completely natural and took very little extra time.
When he was 10 months old, when most babies would have still been eating purees, I got a positive pregnancy test.
I had 3 kids in 4 years. My boys are 18 months apart.
Spoon feeding is for the birds.
Reasons to Love Baby-Led Weaning
I do suggest buying the book Baby-Led Weaning so that you can get advice on how to do this carefully, without the risk of choking. *I disagree with their advice regarding food allergies, however, and I would strongly recommend waiting a few days between introducing new foods. I always wait a week. We have no history of food allergies in our family, yet my son is allergic to several nuts and we keep an EpiPen with us at all times. Otherwise, I highly recommend this book!
Baby-Led Weaning is not for you if…
When did you introduce finger foods to your little ones? Have you considered trying BLW?