Forum Rules

View Poll Results: Weaning....?
Baby led 20 66.67%
purees 10 33.33%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 6th, 2012, 05:25 AM   11
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Uk
Posts: 2,218
I did purées with my little girl at 4 months as she showed interest in food at that point and it worked well but the chopping of veg and fruit and cooking them, then putting them in pots to freeze took FOREVER!
my little boy hasn't showed any signs of interest in food at the moment and since he is not long off 6 months we are going to wait and try BLW but I will be making him weetabix and giving him yougurts etc too. I just think it will be so much easier. I prepare all our meals so everyone can have the same thing xx

Status: Offline
Old Nov 6th, 2012, 08:07 AM   12
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,604
i did TW with finger foods at 6 months with my son and will do the same with my daughter. Starting at 6 months means you can skip puree and go straight to fork mashed food. I like TW as you can have LO feed themselves or spoon feed as well if you want to.

Status: Offline
Old Nov 6th, 2012, 08:44 AM   13
Mum (Mom)
BnB Spammer Elite
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North East England
Posts: 25,477
Bit of both, I gave her purees till she was 6 months corrected then if i had a sauce or was more liquid that solids i gave it to her with a spoon till she could do it herself so soup, chilli,spag bol, stews etc. Sandwiches, fruit, veg, meat etc she fed herself.

Status: Offline
Old Nov 6th, 2012, 23:27 PM   14
Pregnant (Expecting)
Chat Happy BnB Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 2,357
We're doing BLW...tried to feed LO a puree (someone gave us a few jars so I figured I'd use them) and she refused. She'll eat it if I load a spoon for her but won't let me put the spoon in her mouth
BLW is easier anyway...requires less of my time for prep work and less of my attention at the dinner table as I can just give her food and let her have a go at it instead of putting it in her mouth for her

Status: Offline
Old Nov 7th, 2012, 06:49 AM   15
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: West sussex
Posts: 3,182
I've pretty much BLW but do spoonfeed him porridge, yoghurt, soup or whatever isn't pickup-able. Give him what we eat most of the time and it's working well (unless he's being fussy or teething). He can eat most things, he loves home made pizzas

Status: Offline
Old Nov 7th, 2012, 14:37 PM   16
Mum (Mom)
BnB Elite
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kent
Posts: 16,947
I blw both my girls, I can't imagine doing anything else really, 6 month olds don't need their food mushed up.

Status: Offline
Old Nov 7th, 2012, 14:45 PM   17
Mum (Mom)
BnB Elite
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Norfolk - UK
Posts: 12,510
Eddy is currently having a lot of purees/spoon fed meals purely because his appetite is such that purely doing finger foods wouldn't work lol. However he's very good with his finger foods and rarely has any problems so once we get to 6 months and he can have what we eat i.e. meat, pasta etc then he'll be tucking in with the rest of us! It's exactly the same as I did with Earl, and it works so well!

Status: Offline
Old Nov 7th, 2012, 16:19 PM   18
Trying to conceive (TTC)
Active BnB Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 725
iv done a mix of both but first few weeks i started off with just purees as i started weaning him at 5 months. I think doing both suited him as he was far too hungry to just have finger foods at first as he couldnt really eat much of them but now he loves doing both and mainly has foods that he can eat himself now but i spoon feed him yoghurts and things like spag bol as not much would actually make it in his mouth if i left him to his own devices with these lol

Status: Offline
Old Nov 7th, 2012, 20:23 PM   19
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Some island in the middle of nowhere, Alaska
Posts: 1,861
Traditional weaning, I don't think BLW is appropriate for us.

Status: Offline
Old Nov 8th, 2012, 03:26 AM   20
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ireland
Posts: 1,286
i didnt vote cos im doing both.
i started with spoon feeding purees at 4 months, but now its been both since about a month or two.
hes a great little eater.
with blw meals though i find he doesnt really eat the food just plays with it, but some of it gets eaten! it doesnt worry me though as its all part of his learning and development.

Status: Offline


blw , purees

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search