Baby-led weaning, what’s that heck? Ya ya, another one of those hippie techniques. But this one stood out to me. It’s the baby leading themselves off of the boob. They eat what you eat, no purees, no rice cereal, they eat what you eat. When I heard about this, I was like, YAHTZEE, this is how I wanted my baby to eat. I loved the idea of the social part of Ivy joining in with our dinners and getting her to explore textures of different foods, instead of seeing just mushed purees. I wanted her to be an explorer, be able to feel and see what the food itself actually looked like. I was a chicken strips and french fry lover, and that’s pretty much it. I was a very picky eater, and I don’t know why, but now I love to try everything. I want Ivy to grow up unafraid to try things and to figure out what she wants and doesn’t want. With this baby-led weaning, she feeds herself, no force feeding with a spoon to get her to eat, and no, “here comes the airplane!!!” business. This is just the real deal, real eating, real food. So far, she’s pretty much just sucking on things, but she is getting bits and pieces. The trick to this is to cut the food into french fry shapes so that they can pick it up with their hand and bring it to their mouths easily. It is supposed to help with their hand-eye coordination (future athlete, holla). I can tell already in the few weeks we have been doing it that she is getting better and better at picking up and actually opening her hand to put the food in. It’s quite fun to see what she does with the food and how she figures out how to pick things up. Super smart little girl.
Ok, sooo, I know what you’re thinking… but JOHN put that there!
She loves asparagus! And it’s easy for her to hold
And, she’ll pretty much eat anything.