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Old May 2nd, 2013, 04:50 AM   4631
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I think I'm going to start feeding Sam tomorrow, a week shy of 6 months. He's been showing signs of being ready for over a month now, he has been riveted whenever people eat for over three months. Has been sitting unaided for indefinite periods 10-20 minutes+ for a month and seems to have lost his tongue thrust. The timing also makes sense as I have a nice quiet long weekend planned, with just one trip to a local festival and one set of visitors planned. Normally I spend a lot of time with my parents and they are too into the idea of feeding him rather than letting him experiment himself, so this weekend is the ideal time. He's been sitting in his high chair at some mealtimes since 3 months, playing with his sippy cup for 2 months and drinking a little expressed milk in it on and off and I introduced a little water last week. I've been letting him play with a spoon and his plate for the last couple of weeks too, so he has pretty good dexterity with them.

I'm very excited about it. I have my shopping list all written out for today and I'm going to stock up on avocado, sweet potato, natural yoghurt, etc. Can't wait to get going with it all.



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Old May 2nd, 2013, 14:33 PM   4632
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Good luck! We started a week before 6 months too as she was showing all the signs. Two weeks in now and she's doing so much better than I thought she would at this stage and seems to know now what food is and that you can eat it. She eats a fair amount tbh. It's so much fun too (apart from her poopy nappies).



 
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 15:14 PM   4633
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We have just started too, a few days short of 6 months as she seemed ready and clearly was! She's loving her morning breakfasts of fruit and toast and cream cheese so far and as discreet as I try to be, I just love watching her!



 
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 16:06 PM   4634
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Oh yeah, definitely not looking forward to the nappies. He's EBF and cloth bummed so his dirty nappies are almost smell free. It's going to be a big change.



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Old May 2nd, 2013, 16:41 PM   4635
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As long as we are talking about diapers...LO has just started actually ingesting small amounts of solids. I haven't noticed a difference in his dirty diapers yet so we are still on EBF protocol for our cloth diapers. Will it be obvious when we need to change things? Or should we do it already even for these small amounts of food (I mean like 1/4 teaspoon of yogurt and 5 Cheerios, per day)?



 
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 11:39 AM   4636
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Matthew isn't quite six months, but we've just started BLW this week. He's sitting by himself, watching us eat- following the food to our mouths and just started opening his mouth like a baby bird while I'm eating, so I figured we'd just start giving him food to play with during mealtimes.

So far he's tried sweet potato sticks (hated), zucchini spears (yuck), cucumber (gross!), avocado (not bad) and banana (not bad). I don't mind that he's not actually eating anything yet, mostly just playing and tasting it here and there, but I am a little discouraged bc I still feel nervous sometimes. I almost gave up yesterday because I had a choking scare with the avocado (it really was nothing- not even gagging- he just opened his mouth wide bc he didnt know what to think, did the same when I pureed it). But I really love the idea behind blw and can't imagine switching to traditional weaning at this point. I don't know any other moms doing it this way, and I think everyone looks at me like I'm crazy for doing it (so I don't say much).

Anyone have scares? What are your favorite first foods to give baby that might help me feel a little less nervous in this beginning stage as I learn, too? Honestly, I think the avocado was just a little underripe and firm that's why it kinda made me nervous- didn't have trouble before that...



 
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 12:36 PM   4637
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As long as we are talking about diapers...LO has just started actually ingesting small amounts of solids. I haven't noticed a difference in his dirty diapers yet so we are still on EBF protocol for our cloth diapers. Will it be obvious when we need to change things? Or should we do it already even for these small amounts of food (I mean like 1/4 teaspoon of yogurt and 5 Cheerios, per day)?
My girl has been eating quite a bit, and at first the dirty diapers were pretty much the same. The pooh was still fairly liquid, only it had chunks of broccoli and carrots in it.
Now it's gotten thicker. Still not solid like grown up pooh, but kind of like peanut butter, or maybe a little thicker sometimes. (sorry if I just ruined peanut butter for you )



 
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 13:41 PM   4638
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Matthew isn't quite six months, but we've just started BLW this week. He's sitting by himself, watching us eat- following the food to our mouths and just started opening his mouth like a baby bird while I'm eating, so I figured we'd just start giving him food to play with during mealtimes.

So far he's tried sweet potato sticks (hated), zucchini spears (yuck), cucumber (gross!), avocado (not bad) and banana (not bad). I don't mind that he's not actually eating anything yet, mostly just playing and tasting it here and there, but I am a little discouraged bc I still feel nervous sometimes. I almost gave up yesterday because I had a choking scare with the avocado (it really was nothing- not even gagging- he just opened his mouth wide bc he didnt know what to think, did the same when I pureed it). But I really love the idea behind blw and can't imagine switching to traditional weaning at this point. I don't know any other moms doing it this way, and I think everyone looks at me like I'm crazy for doing it (so I don't say much).

Anyone have scares? What are your favorite first foods to give baby that might help me feel a little less nervous in this beginning stage as I learn, too? Honestly, I think the avocado was just a little underripe and firm that's why it kinda made me nervous- didn't have trouble before that...
My LO loves hummus on toast, need to find some low salt bread though, which is tough! Also cream cheese on toast. Melon, peaches, wasn't so keen on strawberries or orange. Tomorrow I am going to make scrambled eggs for breakie and see how she likes that. I may also make my own low salt bread if I feel up to it, but have been ill, so will see. You could make guacamole, Jill rapley does a great BLW cookbook.



 
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Old May 5th, 2013, 15:25 PM   4639
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Can I start slowly? As in, can I give my bubs a piece of cucumber every couple of days if he is wanting it? He isnt quite 6 months and although he is interested, he isnt fully ready for us to go for it completely yet, so I was thinking maybe he could have a bit just to play with and get him involved in meal times. Is this ok? Xx



 
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Old May 5th, 2013, 15:30 PM   4640
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I don't see why that would be a problem



 
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