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Old Nov 9th, 2015, 07:23 AM   1
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Lookking for a weaning buddy (April baby)


Hello! Is there anyone on here whose baby was born end of April. My boy was born on 30 April and we've been weaning for the last 2-3 weeks. I'm mostly doing purees at the moment....just because that's what I did with my oldest daughter. But I am really tempted to try BLW - because I get the impression my son really wants to explore food and wants to self feed. Only problem is I am clueless about BLW and looking for some support or someone to share the journey with on a regular basis. I lack complete confidence because I am really worried about him chocking.

So is there anyone out there who'd like to share their BLW journey with me?

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Old Nov 20th, 2015, 13:13 PM   2
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My DD was born on the 22nd. I'm doing BLW and I did BLW with my DS as well. She's taking to it really well, definitely getting food in judging by her nappies and is currently working on her pincer grip. She managed to pick up a pea with her thumb and forefinger yesterday and get it in her mouth. Current favourites are carrots, new potatoes, pear and toast, toast and more toast!



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2015, 13:37 PM   3
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Can I join? My son was born on the 17th and we are doing a mixture but I am also terrified of choking. So far we have tried: rice cakes (a good starter as they turn to mush when they mix with saliva), bits of banana, crumpets, toast with unsalted butter and a bit of pear...that one scared me though as he bit a chunk off. No proper gagging episodes yet.

He's just had a cold and is refusing more than a few mouthfuls of anything at the moment. Very frustrating!



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2015, 02:28 AM   4
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Have you done a baby first aid course? It might help ease your mind. Just remember gagging is noisy and that's when you sit on your hands and let them work it out.



 
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Hello thank you for your replies!! We've been taking it really easy - some days only managing one meal due to other things going on.

Been doing purees - and offering toast fingers which my boy seems to gag on....I just hate watching him go thru it hence why i'm reluctant to offer finger foods. Going to try some rice cakes next.



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I gave my DD some omelette the other day and she almost had my hand off! She's also discovered strawberries.



 
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Old Nov 30th, 2015, 13:10 PM   7
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We had a little bout of illness and struggled to get back in the swing of things. Now I feel like we've been doing puréed food forever. Generally he is eating well but then will have some days where he refuses almost everything and I can't figure out why. It's so frustrating! Tried him with sticks of broccoli and rice cake today, both got refused. But then he refused most of his dinner too which was puréed stew which he's had before and loves! Still trying to do 3 meals each day to keep the routine of it up



 
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We had a little bout of illness and struggled to get back in the swing of things. Now I feel like we've been doing puréed food forever. Generally he is eating well but then will have some days where he refuses almost everything and I can't figure out why. It's so frustrating! Tried him with sticks of broccoli and rice cake today, both got refused. But then he refused most of his dinner too which was puréed stew which he's had before and loves! Still trying to do 3 meals each day to keep the routine of it up
He's still so young, as long as he's still having his milk he'll be fine. The worst thing you can do is get frustrated by it, he'll pick up on it and won't want to play any more. Mine is refusing some foods today but I know her teeth are hurting.



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2015, 05:46 AM   9
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You are both so brave!! I'm really struggling to overcome the anxiety I have with fingers foods....I only offer when my husband is around just in case anything bad happens!

Could you share your weaning 'routines' with me please.

Are you girls bf?

My boy seems to enjoy food but gets frustrated easily when I try to spoon feed him.



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Old Dec 1st, 2015, 07:10 AM   10
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I'm breastfeeding. She gets fed on demand and I try and give her a feed before her meals. She has breakfast at about 7, normally cereal soaked in milk and some of daddy's toast. Lunch is about 12 if we're home and she's awake. Tea is at 6, we all eat together.

I gave her a rice cake as a snack today as we had a friend and her 20 month old over and I couldn't give him snacks and not her.

I'm enjoying it more this time around as I was a bit nervous with DS but he came out of it alright. I'm just too lazy to purée things!



 
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