Subscribe to RSS feed

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Baby Led Weaning

It's been about a month since starting Riley on baby led weaning and I've concluded that it's not for us. Or mainly it's not for her. Mostly the decision was based on the fact that she just wasn't interested in feeding herself 100% of the time. Example; she loves bananas but she will only devour them from a spoon. Give her a chunk of it and she will squish it and throw it away. Example #2; sweet potatoes. She'll eat a few pieces on her own but 2 or 3oz. in puréed form. This list could go on and on. But on the flip side, she does like chewing her food too. She loves bread, chicken noodle soup, pasta and Cheerios. Since she likes the best of both I've decided to compromise. So as of now, Riley is eating large fruit and veggies in puréed form and small fruits and veggies in whole form. I let her feed herself if she seems interested but so far her interest is short lived.

All in all, Riley is doing fairly well with this whole solid food thing. There are days where she doesn't want much more than milk but, I think that has more to do with teething than anything else. Overall I'm happy that she has a pallet for a variety of foods. What I've found is that she really loves eating mixed meals. Blueberries go down OK but they're a lot better mixed with apples and pears. So for now, the journey continues and hopefully the results keep getting better.