Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Baby Led Weaning makes for one happy dog

The time has come, signaled by the young one trying to snatch my doughnut and following every mouthful I take with those big blue eyes of his.  Seriously, I feared for the safety of my afternoon sugary treat as I felt his eyes bore a hole in the doughy dessert.  It's time to wean, although first foods absolutely wont be a doughnut. A little shy of 6 months old, the little dude can pretty much sit up, can grasp, put food to his mouth and generally shows an interest, so off with Baby Led Weaning we go (no whizzing up mush for us - I'm far too lazy).

IMG_8164I'm a real advocate of BLW, letting your baby choose what they want to eat and feeding themselves, not only for the benefit to baby, but for the fun you have along the way as a parent - and this time round, the dog will think all his Christmases have come at once as the majority of the food ends up on the floor, for the first few months at least.

I can't wait to get cracking; all I have to do now is try and think of some BLW foods that the child will eat too - that'll be the difficult part.  Expect some weird and wonderful recipes to satisfy a hungry but fussy child (I just LOVE this stage) and a BLW baby to follow.  We'll be off with some broccoli and sweet potato for dinner tomorrow night - we'll save the steak for 7 months old.

Bring it on.