Hi everyone, we started BLW when Matilda turned 6 months old and have been giving her the usual - sticks of veg, meat, fruit etc., but I'm struggling a bit with how to progress onto other things. She isn't yet eating what we eat - just variations of it depending on what we're having, and I'm not sure when to start giving her more 'normal' meals.
She has taken really well to it though and will try anything, although isn't really swallowing lots yet, and some days isn't really interested. But on the whole she is enjoying it and handles the food really well. Her favourite is banana but I'm wondering if I should restrict this a bit - her last couple of poos have been quite black in places.
Anyway, if you could share with me how your 7 month old eats that would be much appreciated
At 7mths ds was still mostly spitting out food and not swallowing a lot. He too would have days where he showed more interest, but didn't start actually eating much until 8mths (looking back on it). At the start though, he seemed to do a lot better with cooked bits of what we ate, rather than raw sticks etc. we love the BLW cookbook and use it most meals and he'd have whatever veg we were eating along with maybe trying something new (like pasta ) . He struggled with meat for ages and only now is properly managing eat, but homemade burgers and sausages are favourites here - and surprisingly easy too.
I think at that age he was still on one maybe two 'offerings' a day and didn't go to three meals until 8mths plus.
Really the idea of BLW is that you give the same as you're eating right from the word go, so I would just give her proper meals from now on. As she doesn't have a concept of what a 'meal' should be, I doubt she'll notice the difference, she'll just go at it like usual. There's no need to transition, just go for it and enjoy it. IIRC my LO's first meal was spag bol. Messy but fun!
I wouldn't restrict the banana really, or don't stop giving it. Just offer it as you would to any other child in the house. If that's once a day, it's fine. Banana poo is pretty gross but it's fine
Thank you both - I was worrying that maybe too much banana was hurting her tummy as she has been a bit unsettled and struggling to poo on days she has had it, and I read on here about other people finding the same. I guess it's just her body getting used to the change.
I'm not bothered about the mess - I guess I thought letting her practice eating with easier finger foods before moving onto family meals might help her out. I think that has run its course now though - time for better things!
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