Thinking & Feeling

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

How to do Baby Lead Weaning

Whether you want to or not...

​Take your 8 month old baby, who has to date eaten ONLY small quantities of organic baby puree and of only limited fruits and veg  - most of it home made - a few tea spoonfuls once or twice a day at most, and take them across the world on 7 flights and to 4 states in the US in just 2 weeks. Afterwards your little one will have tasted pretty much everything you have eaten, whether you wanted them to or not!

You try to sit on a plane with an awake and alert and very interested baby on your lap and try to eat your meal without sharing!

New things he has

​now ​had include:

  • Puffs
  • Cheerios
  • Avo
  • Tomato
  • Apple
  • Watermelon
  • Grapes
  • Quinoa
  • Kale
  • Eggs (omelet and scrambled)
  • Bagels
  • Cream Cheese
  • Cheddar & Gouda Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Pretzel
  • Bread Roll
  • Crackers (Goldfish, Saltine, Water)
  • Chicken
  • ​Clam Chowder​
  • Burger Pattie
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pizza 
  • Lobster
  • Crab
  • Dim Sum
  • Cookie
  • Ice-Cream 
  • ​Cannoli​
  • Juice 

There may be more, but that's all I can think of now.

I didn't give him chocolate, coffee​, alcohol​

​fizzy drinks​ though!

I tried to give him a jar of baby carrot and chicken puree on the plane on the way home yesterday. He looked at me lik​​e 'Bitch please? What's this pasty tast​l​ess crap!?' ;)

**Disclaimer: He'll go back to eating his normal healthy home-cooked food from today. So I am not going to defend any of the above if any judgey-mac judgeys come out on the attack about this. Yes I know it was a huge variety of not necessarily nutritious stuff in a short space of time. Most of those things were literally just little tastes on my finger though, or a small piece to gnaw on while we ate a meal. He ate those squishy squeeze bags of the baby food for his main meals while we were away (apples, pears, berries, mango, carrots, spinach, broccoli etc). He cut 2 teeth while we were away and has another 2 coming soon.

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