It seems recommendations for starting solids are all over the place these days. I’ve got three kids. With my first, I did the whole introduce-one-single-food-puree-every-four-days thing. The kid hated solids and we threw away so many purees and the whole thing just stressed me out. With my second and third, I have followed the advice from the baby led weaning folks. It’s been a lot less stressful.
The point of this post is not to tell you how to feed your baby. That’s up to you and the advice of your pediatrician. But I wanted to share what I find to be the pros and cons of this method of introducing solids.
- I can feed myself while the baby feeds himself.
- I don’t have to prepare extra food for the baby.
- Baby loves it.
- It’s a lot of fun.
- It makes for great photo ops.
I have pictures to prove it.
|Helen, 7 months, enjoys a bowl of spaghetti|
|Thomas, 6 months, eating a banana|
|Peas and carrots, carrots and peas . . .|
|mmmmm . . . chicken!|
|Again with the drumstick, this time with an uber cute hat.|
|That was a bagel. Could he be any happier??|